Nov
30
2011

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot

TheHomeDepotLogo

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 […]

Feb
25
2011

Book Review: ‘The Radical Leap’ By Steve Farber

The Radical Leap By Steve Farber

“The Radical Leap” is a reflection of profound leadership. As you continue to pursue your passion project remain focused on the contribution you make to others and to the surrounding community. In “Radical Leap”, Steve Farber, a former Vice President with the Tom Peters Company, shows you how to energize and lead people and how to connect with the market place while you pursue your dream.             The best part […]

May
19
2011

5 Reasons Why Gmail Is Invaluable

Gmail

We love Gmail and wholeheartedly recommend that if you are not using it presently, you should make the switch now. Seriously. Go HERE. Worried about switching over? And how to let everyone know you have changed your email address? No worries. Gmail allows you to import and forward mail for POP/IMAP accounts. Don’t forget to create a custom signature in the settings option! Gmail also uses the ‘archive’ option – which basically stores your messages […]

Apr
22
2011

Run for the Border! A Lesson in Damage Control

Taco Bell

Recently, Taco Bell was sued for allegedly using something other than ‘real beef’ in their taco products. Can you imagine being a franchise owner and waking up to this news? If we follow the story close enough we come to realize there are several learning events for our entrepreneurial followers in regards to Damage Control. A class-action lawsuit was filed by an Alabama based law firm alleging that the meat used by Taco Bell was […]

Jun
16
2011

5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools

finance

This week’s Boss 5 focuses on 5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools. We are sharing some great tools to help you manage your finances (personally AND professionally), and to hopefully help take the edge off of the stress of keeping your books straight. Mint.com Mint.com is a free site and app that makes the stress of managing finances a thing of the past.  It allows you to see all your bills, banking, and investments. Users […]

Apr
20
2011

10 Q’s With Michael Mandy Of BidorSend.com

BidorSend

What if you could post a listing for a shipment you wanted to send? And what if this listing was bid on by various and numerous carriers? You’d probably get a pretty darn good price for shipping whatever you were shipping, huh. What if I also told you that by doing this you would be contributing LESS to pollution and waste – lessening your carbon footprint – by making sure these shipment vehicles remained full? […]

Feb
4
2011

Book Review: ‘The Exceptional Presenter’ By Timothy J. Koegel

The Exceptional Presenter - By Timothy J. Koegel

Most successful entrepreneurs find themselves in situations that require advanced presentation/communication skills. Weather you’re speaking to a large audience, such as a trade show, or discussing your passion in smaller circles, there is an advantage to delivering effective communication. The Exceptional Presenter, by Timothy J. Koegel, is a must read for entrepreneurs seeking to advance their communication capabilities. Koegel recommends you plan well in advance for important communication moments. He offers a structure to facilitate effective communication. First, identify the purpose of your communication. […]

Feb
7
2011

The Guitar Trader – Asheville, NC

The Guitar Trader

Most people hear ‘Asheville, NC’ and they think: ‘Hippie/Folk-town’. I tend to agree with them. And I love it! Asheville is a great fit here at www.bossstart.com and will most likely be featured numerous times on our site. Reason being: They eat, sleep, drink, breathe, and (any other natural or necessary function of life): LOCAL. Independent businesses thrive here. Community is singularly the most important concern on the minds of nearly everyone who would chose […]

Apr
19
2011

Getting Control Of Your First Online Business

Online Business

When thinking about an online business we all get sold on the lifestyle. We are told that once we get everything set up we can make money on autopilot while sipping something tropical with our toes in the sand. Anyone who has been working online for more than an afternoon knows that getting up and ready is no walk in the park, but it’s also not as difficult or as complicated as it seems. While, […]

Apr
25
2011

Merchandising The Music Industry With Alex Tchekmeian Of Big Top

Big Top

Alex Tchekmeian founded AKT Enterprises in 1999. He was 13. Now, Alex is the President and CEO of a ‘boot-strapped’ company that not only bares his initials, but also caters to over 500,000 customers, clients, vendors and consumers, employs over 100 employees, and was recently ranked No. 511 among 5000 of the nation’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. magazine (which, impressively, is attributed to a 3-year sales growth of 592%). Yes. We’ll hear his […]

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