Apr
26
2011

Launching Your First Money Making Website

Last week we talked about getting your business structured and finding the niche and industry you have the experience and the expertise to excel in. Today we are going to get you started in getting your first website online so that you can take those ideas and put them on the web for the world to see. Pretty exciting stuff, right? It should be. If you can truly provide value to the marketplace, this should […]

Feb
16
2011

10 Q’s With Corey Duvall – Stay Active Clinic And Crossfit Asheville

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 […]

Mar
18
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part First

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
27
2011

10 Q’s With Mark Huebner Of 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
11
2011

10 Q’s With Alan Wilson & 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 […]

Apr
25
2011

Merchandising The Music Industry With Alex Tchekmeian Of 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 […]

Apr
18
2011

The Business Venture Of Ken Stamps And 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
20
2011

The Optimism Gut-Check For The Entrepreneur

It has certainly been an interesting couple of years in our economy. We’ve experienced a recession like no other. In fact, the only thing close to our most recent recession was the Great Depression. While we’re no longer in a recession (technically speaking) most small business owners continue to have uncertainty and concern about the months ahead. Will the economy continue to improve? Will there be a rebound in home prices? Will the unemployment rate […]

May
19
2011

5 Reasons Why Gmail Is Invaluable

We love Gmail and wholeheartedly recommend that if you are not using it presently, you should make the switch now. Seriously. Go HERE. Worried about switching over? And how to let everyone know you have changed your email address? No worries. Gmail allows you to import and forward mail for POP/IMAP accounts. Don’t forget to create a custom signature in the settings option! Gmail also uses the ‘archive’ option – which basically stores your messages […]

Jan
31
2011

10 Q’s With ADV Philanthropy

Motorcycling? Paragliding? Climbing? All while traveling across the World, doing charity AND getting paid?! Adventure Philanthropy International is all about one such, very ambitious, journey. We are honored to profile ADV Philanthropy and co-founder Jeremiah Kavanaugh 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. Q. Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and […]

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