Lifestyle For Small Business Decision Making


Being in the health field, I have a large emphasis on being healthy for my business.  As such, I have seen dramatic changes in other clients’ ability to improve their professional standing by improving their health. Decision making is something many of us take for granted.  It involves weighing the current and future prospects of all related issues, and then heading in a direction that will maximize all of those factors.  In business this needs […]


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 […]


The 5-10-8-3 Principle


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, […]


Pedaling Towards A Niche With Jason Brown Of Road & Trail Bicycles

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 […]


The Bootstrapped Boom Of Action Sportswear With Shane Levi Gould Of Fuel


‘Bootstrapping’ your business is defined as starting a business with minimal resources. Essentially it’s a ‘do-it-yourself’ scenario where you aren’t using any funding other than your own. We at BossStart are intrigued by any successful business that has come into its own through this type of start-up process. This week we were fortunate enough to snag an interview with Shane Levi Gould, Creative Director and Founder of Fuel. If you’ve ever been involved in the […]


10 Q’s With Greg Hampton Of Burnstyles


Like most people out there, Greg Hampton and Andy Frigulietti wanted to work for themselves. Aside from that, they have a passion for art. With passion and dedication, anything is possible. Greg was glad to share his journey with Bossstart readers in this installment of “10 Q’s With…”, our question and answer series aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. Q: Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and what it is that you do? […]


Book Review: ‘The Big Moo’ By Seth Godin

The Big Moo By Seth Godin

Seth Godin, one of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in our culture, pulls together 33 top business thinkers in his book ‘The Big MOO’. This resource has messages from Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters, Chris Meyer, and Seth himself. The contributors focus on a quest to get ‘unstuck’ and offer insights on how to make you ‘remarkable’. On top of that, 100% of the proceeds from this book are donated to charity! In this book, you’ll learn […]


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 […]


The Business Of Passion With Nick Ginster Of Fyxation


Nick Ginster is the founder of Fyxation – ‘Gear for Urban Riders’. He’s knowledgeable, motivated, and running a strong company in a growing market. In our interview with Nick, he shares his gears for success as an entrepreneur, his love for cycling, the importance of knowing your market, and the business of passion. The Road Is Calling The first thing you need to understand about bicyclists is their passion. “Cycling customers are very passionate about […]


10 Q’s With Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman

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 – features Aliza Sherman. From her website: “Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, mobile strategist, and social media innovator and commentator. She speaks around the world and writes about Internet, social media, the intersections of social and mobile, and women’s technology and business issues. Aliza specializes in […]



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