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 […]

May
6
2011

Entrepreneurial Lessons From Donald Trump & The US Execution Of Osama Bin Laden

Compass Pointing the Way to Business Opportunity

We live in the midst of historically unpredictable times. For some of us, these times arouse emotions of fear and uncertainty. For others – it’s excitement and opportunity. If we were to be completely honest with ourselves, the reality is likely a mixture of all of those emotions and so much more. If you listen to the news and to academic scholars, you’ll be caught up in a fear-based string of communication that might stifle […]

Mar
30
2011

10 Q’s With Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen M is an introvert. She’s also the owner/operator of her photography business: Carmen Cay Photography – which is based in Jacksonville, FL. All bias aside, her photographs are AMAZING! Check ‘em out – you’ll agree. Carmen’s charming story – coming out of her shell to build a socially present and successful business – is why we’re glad to be featuring her in this weeks: “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed […]

Apr
26
2011

Launching Your First Money Making Website

Online Business

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 […]

Apr
22
2011

Run for the Border! A Lesson in Damage Control

Taco Bell

Recently, Taco Bell was sued for allegedly using something other than ‘real beef’ in their taco products. Can you imagine being a franchise owner and waking up to this news? If we follow the story close enough we come to realize there are several learning events for our entrepreneurial followers in regards to Damage Control. A class-action lawsuit was filed by an Alabama based law firm alleging that the meat used by Taco Bell was […]

Jul
26
2011

The Business Of Passion With Nick Ginster Of Fyxation

fyzation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apr
13
2011

10 Q’s With Jared Rutledge Of Waking Life Espresso

Waking Life Espresso

Jared Rutledge & Waking Life Espresso are the focus 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. From their website: “Waking Life Espresso is a micro café in West Asheville, North Carolina. We serve espresso, coffee, loose-leaf tea, and a small assortment of local pastries. We hold ourselves to a world-class standard concerning coffee.” […]

May
5
2011

5 Killer Tax Deductions For The Entrepreneur

Tax Deductions

April 16may have just passed, but now is as good a time as any to start preparing your business to file for next year. That means keeping track of your business expenditures. This weeks ‘Boss 5′ consists of very common tax write-offs for independent business owners. Keep track this year and you’ll see: the cost of business isn’t as high as you think. Here’s our 5 Killer Tax Deductions for the Entrepreneur. Home/Office. The IRS allows […]

Sponsors

Newsletter

Free Advice, News & Updates

Get it all to your Inbox



Categories

Follow Our Tweets