May
9
2011

The Food Truck Frenzy With Beth Colla & Lake Street Creamery

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 […]

Mar
21
2011

The Genius Of Human Billboards With Jason Sadler Of iwearyourshirt.com

Jason Sadler Of iwearyourshirt.com

Social Media is a beast and it’s obviously here to stay. Some feel that its bombarding effects are diluting the effectiveness of marketing/advertising on the internet. Some feel that Social Media IS marketing/advertising on the net. In any case, those who refuse to embrace it as a necessary tool in business will undoubtedly suffer the consequences and surely be left in the dust. One company that appreciates and runs with this newer idea of social […]

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 […]

May
5
2011

5 Killer Tax Deductions For The Entrepreneur

Tax Deductions

April 16may have just passed, but now is as good a time as any to start preparing your business to file for next year. That means keeping track of your business expenditures. This weeks ‘Boss 5′ consists of very common tax write-offs for independent business owners. Keep track this year and you’ll see: the cost of business isn’t as high as you think. Here’s our 5 Killer Tax Deductions for the Entrepreneur. Home/Office. The IRS allows […]

Feb
16
2011

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

CFAVL

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 […]

May
16
2011

Bean Business With Bob Googe And Jittery Joe’s Coffee

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 […]

Mar
14
2011

Hipmunk And The Flight Search Evolution

Hipmunk

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 […]

Jun
1
2011

10 Q’s With Omar Tatum Of AmeriCandy

Americandy 1

Everybody loves candy. With that in mind, think of the business model behind it. You would think it would be fool-proof. Actually, it’s probably closer to the opposite considering the candy giants out there who almost have the market cornered. This weeks “10 Q’s With…” features a brave entrepreneur with a quality product: Omar Tatum of AmeriCandy. Omar shares with us this week the ins and outs of the candy business, but primarily he insists: […]

Jul
29
2011

5 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Social Networking Tips

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Once you have your brand established, its time to start some entrepreneurial social networking. Most companies have websites and even more so use social media. Social media is the largest free form of advertising/marketing being used in today’s digital age. Here are this week’s Boss 5 tips to grow your presences and get your name out there. Tip #1: People want to be treated as individuals rather than just a number or the next person […]

Jun
2
2011

5 Badass Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

twitter

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 […]

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