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’. […]

Jun
27
2012

Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age

Online Entrepreneur

Much of life has changed with the advent of the internet, and entrepreneurship is no different. Some of the changes have been negative, but on the whole today’s entrepreneurs have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. Describing the new paradigm in full would take thousands of words and many volumes, but there are a few areas where the changes are drastic and have far reaching implications. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, take a look at some of the […]

Oct
30
2011

Who Are The 53 Percent?

We Are 53%

Wow! We are certainly living in historical times. We encourage you to pause for a moment and consider a few recent, historical events: A global financial crisis not seen since the 1920’s The liberation of several Middle East countries: Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lybia The assassination of Osama Bin Laden The rise of Google and Apple along with the death of Steve Jobs We could fill a page with recent historical events – many of which are meaningful to the entrepreneurial effort. Clearly the most impactful event […]

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
23
2011

10 Q’s With CAVATA: Creating A Voice Abouts The Arts

Cavata

One great thing about being an independent business owner is that you can always choose who you work with. Who better to work with then family? Ok. So that may be a statement certainly up for debate. CAVATA, however, is a family-owned and run business, and thrives because of it. That is why we are featuring CAVATA in this week’s “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our […]

Jun
8
2011

Office Space: Effective & Cheap

Corner Computer Desk Peninsula Home Office Furniture Set, ProFle

If you’re a freelancer or one-man business then it’s highly probable that you have no intention of even considering a desk space rental option. After all, many people who work on their own and for themselves are perfectly happy to do it in the confines of a home-based situation. If you’ve got a spare bedroom, study or even a garage space that can act as your office then it does make sound financial sense to […]

Apr
18
2011

The Business Venture Of Ken Stamps And Navitat Canopy Adventures

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 […]

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 […]

Mar
16
2011

10 Q’s With Geoff Koboldt Of BambooSk8

BambooSk8wheels

Growth, in terms of business, is necessary in order to survive. Some times, and in many markets, that growth can come at too high a cost to the environment. Geoff Koboldt of BambooSk8 is a highly conscious individual who’s actively growing business attacks these concerns. You might even call him an activist, and not just an entrepreneur. This is why we are pleased to feature him and his company in this weeks : “10 Q’s […]

May
13
2011

Effective Time Management: A Must-Read!

Salvador Dali - Clock Explosion

Of all the resources on this planet, TIME is clearly the most valuable of them. There are abundances of gold, silver, oil, etc., but time – well, that will eventually run out for each and every one of us. The brutal truth is: we have a limited number of days on this earth and time management should be of the utmost importance. Think for a moment about your past; those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, […]

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