May
5
2011

5 Killer Tax Deductions For The Entrepreneur

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov
30
2011

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot

Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products, we all knew that right? The stores range anywhere from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada to even China. The headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia and the average store size is 105,500 square feet. While these are interesting facts, check out the Boss 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Depot. Home Depot has the most Olympic medals held in a company by its employees. Home Depot was the fastest growing retailer, faster […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jul
29
2011

5 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Social Networking Tips

Once you have your brand established, its time to start some entrepreneurial social networking. Most companies have websites and even more so use social media. Social media is the largest free form of advertising/marketing being used in today’s digital age. Here are this week’s Boss 5 tips to grow your presences and get your name out there. Tip #1: People want to be treated as individuals rather than just a number or the next person […]

Aug
21
2012

Living As An Entrepreneur: A Tale Of Caution

If someone asked you what it was like to live as an entrepreneur, what would be your response? As you think about the dream of becoming your own boss, what do you imagine it would be like in the beginning? How would you live? How do you think those who have succeeded at starting a business live in the beginning? These are important questions if you want to be realistic about your goals. In my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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