May
14
2012

Hissho Sushi & The Perseverance Of Philip Maung

Philip Maung, President and CEO of Hissho Sushi, recently celebrated the company’s 14th Anniversary at their impressive headquarters located in Charlotte, NC.  The BossStart crew was graciously invited to join in the festivities and get a candid look at the inner workings of a company built from the ground up by a true entrepreneur with a vision. “We started in 1998,” says Maung. “We chose the name Hissho because in Japanese it means ‘certain victory’. […]

Jul
26
2011

The Business Of Passion With Nick Ginster Of Fyxation

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Nick Ginster is the founder of Fyxation – ‘Gear for Urban Riders’. He’s knowledgeable, motivated, and running a strong company in a growing market. In our interview with Nick, he shares his gears for success as an entrepreneur, his love for cycling, the importance of knowing your market, and the business of passion. The Road Is Calling The first thing you need to understand about bicyclists is their passion. “Cycling customers are very passionate about […]

Nov
30
2011

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot

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Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products, we all knew that right? The stores range anywhere from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada to even China. The headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia and the average store size is 105,500 square feet. While these are interesting facts, check out the Boss 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot. Home Depot has the most Olympic medals held in a company by its employees. Home Depot was the fastest growing retailer, faster […]

Dec
12
2011

The Genius Of RapGenius

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Should I kick a freestyle to set this interview off? Mahbod Moghadam is the enthusiastic co-creator of RapGenius.com (originally Rap Exegesis), a rapidly growing website in which thousands of volunteer writers contribute their own interpretations to the lyrics of rap songs.  “I think of Rap Genius as an academic tool, like Wikipedia,” says Moghadam, who often goes by his Rap Genius avatar: Baboo.  “It’s a writing clinic for a lot of smart kids who never had […]

Jun
2
2011

5 Badass Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, you’re aware that Twitter is a widely used social networking tool and can be orchestral to the success of your business. There are over 200 million registered users utilizing the social platform and it’s just over 5 years old. Granted there are many fads and gimmicks abound. Take for instance: Charlie Sheen. He broke the Guinness Book of World Records “Fastest Time to Reach 1 […]

Jun
27
2012

Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age

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Much of life has changed with the advent of the internet, and entrepreneurship is no different. Some of the changes have been negative, but on the whole today’s entrepreneurs have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. Describing the new paradigm in full would take thousands of words and many volumes, but there are a few areas where the changes are drastic and have far reaching implications. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, take a look at some of the […]

Mar
14
2011

Hipmunk And The Flight Search Evolution

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If you’ve ever flown the friendly skies, you’re quite aware that it’s a little more complicated than it might seem. The tedious process of finding cheap flights with trusted carriers and acceptable time tables really isn’t that friendly at all. In fact the whole experience is quite a pain in the ‘you-know-what’. This week we are featuring an entrepreneur that is responsible for revolutionizing that process. Adam Goldstein is one of two founders, and the […]

Dec
14
2011

The Right Time To Quit – More Advice From Jeremy Thiel

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The Right Time to Quitâ€Â¨ Many people ask me, “When is the best time to quit my day job and start my own business?”  You can start your business right now! If you have a true entrepreneurial spirit and you are ready to open a business, don’t wait. Start working on it before, during, and in between your 9 to 5. Become highly efficient with your time and increase your productivity. Most people use the […]

Mar
28
2011

Pedaling Towards A Niche With Jason Brown Of Road & Trail Bicycles

Road & Trail Bicycles

Jason Brown is a fairly new independent business owner. He owns and operates Road & Trail Bicycles in Lakeland, FL. He is also himself, a biking enthusiast. Let’s just say: He gets around.  You probably wonder what I mean by that. Well, during our interview with Jason he shared with us the process he used for finding investors – I’ll get to that in a minute. First things first: The Gears That Turn: Once receiving […]

Feb
21
2011

The Sonic Boom Of SMULE With Dr. Ge Wang

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There are over 300,000 Apps currently available for the iPhone. That’s not even mentioning the 1000+ Apps at the new Mac App Store. With such an abundant selection, it seems highly unlikely that anyone could ever experience or utilize so many to any reasonable degree. When you point out that the primary source of growth for almost all of these Apps is typically from word-of-mouth and satisfied customers; it’s an almost baffling market. Viral Marketing […]

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