Feb
21
2011

The Sonic Boom Of SMULE With Dr. Ge Wang

Smule

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
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, […]

Feb
18
2011

The 5-10-8-3 Principle

Steps

Are you using the 5-10-8-3 principle to help run your business? Wow – is it just me or have you noticed how advice is flying at us in the form of  “5 easy steps”, “10 must-do practices”, “8 mistakes you can’t afford to make”, and “3 ways to get rich quick”….. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting this form of advice is bad. In many instances, the recommendations might prove rather helpful. For example, […]

Mar
11
2011

Skate To Where The Money Will Be

Skate

“Skate to Where the Money Will Be” is an article in Harvard Business Review written by Christensen, Raynor, and Verlinden. The article is as interesting as the title suggests. Embedded in this interesting write-up is a section on the auto industry – and a perspective that should be on the minds of entrepreneurs everywhere. The authors predicted that the auto industry would begin to focus on smaller niche markets and produce newer models at an […]

Nov
10
2011

5 Ways To Promote Your Website After It’s Built

Website Promotion

So you’ve already built your website, and most likely spent a great deal of money on it. Great job! Your online presence is obviously, and rightfully important to you. But now your website is losing its momentum and no longer has that “new” feeling, so what do you do next? Great question. While search engine marketing is important to help gain traffic through search engines, there are also many ways you can still promote your […]

May
3
2011

Finding Raving Customers For Your New Online Business

Online Business

Welcome to the 3rd and final part in this quick 3 part series on getting your first online business up and running as quickly as possible to make your first dollar online. At this point you should have your online business model nailed down and also have your website up and running on WordPress. If you have made it to this point, congratulations. Most people never make it this far, they just continue dreaming and waiting […]

Apr
4
2011

The Non-Profit Entrepreneurial Mission Of Dick Sanford: Operation Warm

Dick Sanford Of Operation Warm

The U.S. Census Bureau states that as of 2009 43.6 million people were in poverty, while the official poverty rate was 14.3 percent of the entire U.S. population. While these numbers pale in comparison to the 1 BILLION children that live in poverty across the entire globe (that’s 1 in 2 children – statistically – by the way), it stands to reason that something has to be done. One inspired person who heard the call […]

Jan
27
2011

The Build And Design Businessman: Scott Fisher Of T2theS

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 […]

Apr
13
2011

10 Q’s With Jared Rutledge Of Waking Life Espresso

Waking Life Espresso

Jared Rutledge & Waking Life Espresso are the focus in 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. From their website: “Waking Life Espresso is a micro café in West Asheville, North Carolina. We serve espresso, coffee, loose-leaf tea, and a small assortment of local pastries. We hold ourselves to a world-class standard concerning coffee.” […]

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’. […]

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