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
8
2011

Boost Your Business By Renting

Corner Computer Desk Peninsula Home Office Furniture Set, ProFle

There are a million and one things to think about when you’re starting up or running a business, but one of the most important aspects is where your venture is based. If you’re a one-man band then the option of home working is always a cost effective means of getting started, but increasingly, small business owners are finding it much more practical to rent desk or office space. After all, there is currently a wealth of it available due to […]

Feb
28
2011

Baking Business With Jodi Rhoden Of Short Street Cakes

Short Street Cakes

Jodi Rhoden is the owner/operator of Short Street Cakes in Asheville, NC. She is a wife, mother, boss, and no stranger to a 14-hour work day. Her perseverance, attitude, and deliberate rise to entrepreneurial success are what led us to feature her story this week in a series we are calling “Mom-trepreuers”. The Slow Bake Jodi Rhoden didn’t originally set out to be a cake maker. As a graduate from UGA (The University of Georgia) […]

May
12
2011

5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website

Website

Having a website is a win-win situation. Its affordable, effective and it brings a great amount of VALUE to your brand/business. Here are the Boss 5: 5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website. Presence. While having an actual physical presence, a la ‘Brick & Mortar’, is highly important, being visible and accessible on-line is just as important. Not only being visible, but being active on blogs, forums, and social networking avenues will continuously foster positive […]

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
18
2011

10 Q’s With Nick Roccanti Of Threadbird Printing Company

Threadbird

The focus of 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 – is Threadbird. From their website: “Threadbird is a full service Screen Printer & Merchandising Company that specializes in high-quality printing at affordable prices. In 2009 our shop won 1st place for best screen printing quality on a dark color shirt by TSC Apparel […]

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
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
27
2011

10 Q’s With Mark Huebner Of Denver Pizza Company

Denver Pizza Company

In keeping with the theme of branding, we wanted to feature Denver Pizza Company 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. ‘But it’s a pizza joint!’ you say. We know. However, Mark Huebner – who orchestrated the launch of this particular pizza place – also understands the importance of branding. Take a look […]

May
26
2011

5 Auto Maintenance Tips For The Entrepreneur

Prius

As a business owner, you know that your car is your valiant workhorse. You take it to buy supplies, to the office, to meet clients, on business trips, etc. This weeks Boss 5 gives you 5 Auto Maintenance Tips For The Entrepreneur. 1. Keeping your car well maintained can save you time and money. The upkeep of your car is very important. Good maintenance reduces the risk of a brake down, which would take precious time away […]

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