Apr
14
2011

E.T.: The Entrepreneur Test

E.T.

BossStart says “Phone Home!” Given our diverse population of readers, we’re not sure that everyone has seen the movie ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’. Some people may tell you that it’s a story about an alien trying to get home. Others may suggest that E.T. is about a young boy learning to connect. There are countless interpretations of the movie and its characters. Well, here at BossStart, we know exactly what E.T. was about – Entrepreneurship!   […]

Nov
2
2011

The Creative Resurrection Of The Recording Industry With Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose

Pomplamoose

Over the past decade, we have seen some drastic changes in the music industry.  Thanks to mp3’s and file sharing websites, it has never been easier to obtain a free “copy” of a recording.  Sales of recorded music have dropped more than 25% since the turn of the century.  Record stores have shut down; record labels are struggling to keep afloat.  Musicians make most of their money from live shows and merchandise.  It would seem […]

Nov
30
2011

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot

TheHomeDepotLogo

Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products, we all knew that right? The stores range anywhere from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada to even China. The headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia and the average store size is 105,500 square feet. While these are interesting facts, check out the Boss 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot. Home Depot has the most Olympic medals held in a company by its employees. Home Depot was the fastest growing retailer, faster […]

Jun
3
2011

Margins of Error: A Lesson in Entrepreneurial Greatness

Greatness

Do you ever contemplate how you could make your business ‘great’? Do you think about strategies that would help you make gains on your competitors by attaining that Entrepreneurial Greatness? It’s a funny thing – most successful entrepreneurs want to do more than simply ‘make it’ – they want to be GREAT! Do you still have that fire in your belly? Or maybe you are satisfied with just getting by? Oh wait, have you bought in to […]

Aug
16
2012

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Never Quit

never quit

You`re sitting in your cubical, behind your cash register, or behind the wheel of your car on your way to another sales appointment and your mind wanders back to your dream. What dream you ask? You know, the dream that is buried deep down in your heart and soul—the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Most people dream of owning their own business, but only a few really step out and take on the task of […]

Mar
18
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part First

DNA

Why is it that the Ritz Carlton gives every employee the option to spend up to $2,000 to solve a customers problem? Why is it that Nordstrom will take back an item (like a spare tire!) that their store never sold? Why is it that Zappos will stay on the phone with a customer, as long as necessary, to resolve any problem? For example, you can call Zappos and tell them you need help with […]

Apr
8
2011

4 Ways To Keep ‘IT’ Alive: Lessons For The Independent Business Owner

Rocky

Do you remember what it was like when you first started dreaming about your entrepreneurial initiative? It was almost child-like as there were no boundaries and the level of excitement was unprecedented. In addition, there was some indescribable determination that made no sense to those ‘logical’ folks around you. Don’t you remember what that felt like? You spent hours thinking about your idea and even more hours talking to anyone who would listen! You were […]

Mar
2
2011

10 Q’s With Robin McCoy-Ramirez Of Sootheze.com

Sootheaze

Whoever said: ‘Moms Mean Business’, probably met Robin McCoy-Ramirez. Robin is the founder of Inspired by Savannah, LLC and the Sootheze product line. Running a business can be hard enough, but imagine the drive it takes to run your own business and keep up with an online blog that has over a thousand followers – while at the same time juggling the responsibilities of being a full-time mom. We are lucky enough to be able […]

May
11
2011

10 Q’s With Alan Wilson & Tripwire Interactive

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 […]

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 […]

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