Mar
11
2011

Skate To Where The Money Will Be

“Skate to Where the Money Will Be” is an article in Harvard Business Review written by Christensen, Raynor, and Verlinden. The article is as interesting as the title suggests. Embedded in this interesting write-up is a section on the auto industry – and a perspective that should be on the minds of entrepreneurs everywhere. The authors predicted that the auto industry would begin to focus on smaller niche markets and produce newer models at an […]

Feb
21
2011

The Sonic Boom Of SMULE With Dr. Ge Wang

There are over 300,000 Apps currently available for the iPhone. That’s not even mentioning the 1000+ Apps at the new Mac App Store. With such an abundant selection, it seems highly unlikely that anyone could ever experience or utilize so many to any reasonable degree. When you point out that the primary source of growth for almost all of these Apps is typically from word-of-mouth and satisfied customers; it’s an almost baffling market. Viral Marketing […]

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 […]

Apr
6
2011

10 Q’s With Greg Rollett Of Radically Ambitious – Internet Marketing And Lifestyle

Greg Rollett is the CEO with ‘rock star flair’ of Radically Ambitious, an Internet Marketing and Lifestyle business. Rather than steal his thunder, we’ll let him take it away in 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. Q. Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and what it is that […]

May
6
2011

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

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 […]

Apr
1
2011

3 Franchise Methodologies: Lessons For The Independent Business Owner

As a current or future independent business owner, you may have considered the path of a franchise. Our intent with this article is not to weigh the countless pros and cons of being a franchise owner – that’s a personal decision that rests ultimately within you. At the same time, we do want to offer insight to those small business owners who have decided to forgo the franchise path. You have made a conscious decision […]

Feb
25
2011

Book Review: ‘The Radical Leap’ By Steve Farber

“The Radical Leap” is a reflection of profound leadership. As you continue to pursue your passion project remain focused on the contribution you make to others and to the surrounding community. In “Radical Leap”, Steve Farber, a former Vice President with the Tom Peters Company, shows you how to energize and lead people and how to connect with the market place while you pursue your dream.             The best part […]

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 […]

Jul
26
2011

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 […]

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