Apr
11
2011

Vipe Desai’s HDX Hydration Mix – A Business Cocktail Of Conservationism, Healthy Choices, And Passion

When you’re thirsty, are you typically concerning yourself with questions such as: ‘what happens to this bottle when I throw it away?’ or ‘is this sugary soft drink likely to increase my chances of developing diabetes?’ I didn’t think so. Don’t feel bad. I don’t really consider those things either, but I assure you that we both should be. Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s an area of floating trash, of […]

Mar
28
2011

Pedaling Towards A Niche With Jason Brown Of 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 […]

May
9
2011

The Food Truck Frenzy With Beth Colla & Lake Street Creamery

The Food Truck Frenzy has arrived. To be honest it’s more of a subculture than a fad, really. You can literally search the web for any kind of food you can think of, throw in the words ‘food truck’, and you’re certain to find it already exists. So maybe that Thai Zucchini Pasta Food Truck hails from Austin, Texas and not from your town, but if you were to do a search of the city […]

May
30
2011

Attaining Wellness With The Help Of Dr. Stephanie Bien, D.O. And The Executive Med Club of Tampa

Dr. Stephanie Bien, D.O. is the founder of The Executive Med Club of Tampa. Sounds prestigious, right? It is. To be honest though, any business that aims at improving the quality of life for others is impressive to me. Dr. Biem is a standout. She’s been involved in medicine for over 30 years and recently decided to step out on her own to offer her self-developed proactive approach to healthy living and disease prevention. As […]

Feb
14
2011

The Average Fella Robert Gozzolla And His Superior Screen Printing Business

“My story is going to be different than the average fella. You hear about those (successful) guys who don’t finish high school – well, I’m one of ’em. We don’t make a million dollars every year, but every two years we make a million dollars.” – says Robert Gozzolla, grinning through the phone. Robert is the owner/operator of Superior Screen Printing. He’s a successful and happy man with a nice family. He owns his cars, […]

Feb
21
2011

The Sonic Boom Of SMULE With Dr. Ge Wang

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 […]

Apr
18
2011

The Business Venture Of Ken Stamps And Navitat Canopy Adventures

Environmental consciousness and education meets adrenaline-inducing adventures – that’s the gist of a canopy tour. There are currently hundreds of canopy tours all across the world. Originating out of a need to study the diverse animal population residing in the upper canopy level of forests in Costa Rica, biologists rigged an assortment of platforms, cables, and zip lines to make this possible. It makes sense that this thrilling experience has been modified to fit into […]

Jan
27
2011

The Build And Design Businessman: Scott Fisher Of T2theS

Scott Fisher isn’t your typical tradesman. To look at him, you’d swear he was a rock musician or a tattoo artist. On paper though, he fits the bill. While he may not specialize in ink artistry, he most certainly is an artist. Scott is the owner and operator of T2theS, a full-service design and build firm that specializes in award-winning homes, boutique and large-scale commercial projects, and everything in-between. With his amazing concepts and unique […]

May
16
2011

Bean Business With Bob Googe And Jittery Joe’s Coffee

BossStart likes coffee. We really do. We also really like the coffee shop business model. If anything, a coffee shop is part of the community. The social, artistic, and learning atmosphere typically present in your local coffee shop is certainly unique to its market. This week we got to talk with Bob Googe of Jittery Joe’s Coffee. Jittery Joe’s is a staple in Athens, GA. Rolling Stone Magazine even dubbed the coffee shop one of […]

Jun
6
2011

The Thick Skin Of Eric Rignall & Inkstop Tattoo – NYC

The act of tattooing is known to have been common in human culture for centuries – since at least Neolithic times. Tattoos have many reasons behind them, including but not limited to: a rite of passage; a mark of fertility; a pledge of love or devotion to a religion or loved one; a brand of status, rank, imprisonment; for protection; and even as a badge of honor. The meaning or symbolism behind a tattoo can […]

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