Jun
1
2011

10 Q’s With Omar Tatum Of AmeriCandy

Everybody loves candy. With that in mind, think of the business model behind it. You would think it would be fool-proof. Actually, it’s probably closer to the opposite considering the candy giants out there who almost have the market cornered. This weeks “10 Q’s With…” features a brave entrepreneur with a quality product: Omar Tatum of AmeriCandy. Omar shares with us this week the ins and outs of the candy business, but primarily he insists: […]

Jun
8
2011

Office Space: Effective & Cheap

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 […]

Dec
12
2011

The Genius Of RapGenius

Should I kick a freestyle to set this interview off? Mahbod Moghadam is the enthusiastic co-creator of RapGenius.com (originally Rap Exegesis), a rapidly growing website in which thousands of volunteer writers contribute their own interpretations to the lyrics of rap songs.  “I think of Rap Genius as an academic tool, like Wikipedia,” says Moghadam, who often goes by his Rap Genius avatar: Baboo.  “It’s a writing clinic for a lot of smart kids who never had […]

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 […]

Jun
16
2011

5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools

This week’s Boss 5 focuses on 5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools. We are sharing some great tools to help you manage your finances (personally AND professionally), and to hopefully help take the edge off of the stress of keeping your books straight. Mint.com Mint.com is a free site and app that makes the stress of managing finances a thing of the past.  It allows you to see all your bills, banking, and investments. Users […]

May
13
2011

Effective Time Management: A Must-Read!

Of all the resources on this planet, TIME is clearly the most valuable of them. There are abundances of gold, silver, oil, etc., but time – well, that will eventually run out for each and every one of us. The brutal truth is: we have a limited number of days on this earth and time management should be of the utmost importance. Think for a moment about your past; those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, […]

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 […]

Feb
28
2011

Baking Business With Jodi Rhoden Of 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) […]

Feb
14
2011

The Average Fella Robert Gozzolla And His Superior Screen Printing Business

“My story is going to be different than the average fella. You hear about those (successful) guys who don’t finish high school – well, I’m one of ’em. We don’t make a million dollars every year, but every two years we make a million dollars.” – says Robert Gozzolla, grinning through the phone. Robert is the owner/operator of Superior Screen Printing. He’s a successful and happy man with a nice family. He owns his cars, […]

May
25
2011

10 Q’s With Ranjith Kumaran Of PunchTab, Inc.

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 Ranjith Kumaran & PunchTab, Inc. PunchTab.com is a site that offers to implement a system for customer retention and loyalty for your website and increase website traffic and interactions. That sounds like a no-brainer. Q. Tell our readers about your business, your passion, and what itis […]

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