Feb
7
2011

The Guitar Trader – Asheville, NC

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
25
2011

Merchandising The Music Industry With Alex Tchekmeian Of 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 […]

Feb
13
2012

5 Ways To Help Build And Improve Your PageRank

What is a PageRank? Why should I care? How does a PageRank benefit me? These are all good questions. A PageRank is a numeric value that represents how important a web page is on the web often referred to as ‘PR’ in regards to the online world. Google considers and discovers when your website is LINKED to another site, that a vote is being cast on your site. Think popularity, when your link is among […]

Nov
8
2011

Boost Your Business By Renting

There are a million and one things to think about when you’re starting up or running a business, but one of the most important aspects is where your venture is based. If you’re a one-man band then the option of home working is always a cost effective means of getting started, but increasingly, small business owners are finding it much more practical to rent desk or office space. After all, there is currently a wealth of it available due to […]

May
4
2011

10 Q’s With Aliza Sherman

This weeks “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our readers who are interested in the ‘Adventure’ of becoming: The Boss – features Aliza Sherman. From her website: “Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, mobile strategist, and social media innovator and commentator. She speaks around the world and writes about Internet, social media, the intersections of social and mobile, and women’s technology and business issues. Aliza specializes in […]

Mar
30
2011

10 Q’s With Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen M is an introvert. She’s also the owner/operator of her photography business: Carmen Cay Photography – which is based in Jacksonville, FL. All bias aside, her photographs are AMAZING! Check ’em out – you’ll agree. Carmen’s charming story – coming out of her shell to build a socially present and successful business – is why we’re glad to be featuring her in this weeks: “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed […]

Feb
16
2011

10 Q’s With Corey Duvall – Stay Active Clinic And Crossfit Asheville

Corey Duvall of Stay Active Clinic and Crossfit Asheville is this weeks addition to our “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our readers who are interested in the ‘Adventure’ of becoming: The Boss. Running two businesses might seem like a daunting task. Corey, however, does this with style. Being your own boss can require a lot of work, but as Corey says, “Work doesn’t feel like work […]

Aug
21
2012

Living As An Entrepreneur: A Tale Of Caution

If someone asked you what it was like to live as an entrepreneur, what would be your response? As you think about the dream of becoming your own boss, what do you imagine it would be like in the beginning? How would you live? How do you think those who have succeeded at starting a business live in the beginning? These are important questions if you want to be realistic about your goals. In my […]

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’. […]

May
11
2011

10 Q’s With Alan Wilson & Tripwire Interactive

Tripwire Interactive, an entertainment software development company, was started in 2005. Initially, the company was composed of ‘the award winning mod team and winners of the ‘$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal‘ competition. Since its inception, Tripwire Interactive has been kicking ass and taking names throughout the gaming industry. Poised to release their highly anticipated sequel to ‘Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45‘ and churning up the industry with exceptional promise, we’ve been gifted an inside look into the […]

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