Nov
10
2011

5 Ways To Promote Your Website After It’s Built

So you’ve already built your website, and most likely spent a great deal of money on it. Great job! Your online presence is obviously, and rightfully important to you. But now your website is losing its momentum and no longer has that “new” feeling, so what do you do next? Great question. While search engine marketing is important to help gain traffic through search engines, there are also many ways you can still promote your […]

Mar
25
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part Next

Recently, we introduced www.bossstart.com readers to the DNA of Customer Service. The subject is rich with information and meaningful to every business, so we purposefully committed several posts to the subject. The foundation of every customer service-rich organization is it’s talent – the employees they hire. While operational models differ between a Ritz Carlton, Nordstroms, and Starbucks one commonality is ever present: hire the best people and put them in the right job! In an […]

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 […]

Feb
9
2011

10 Q’s With Krista Stearns Of West End Bakery

Krista Stearns wanted advancement. She left a career in the mental health and educational field to pursue to possibility of becoming her own boss in the bakery business. After 10 years of open doors, it’s safe to say her switch paid off. Aside from the social enrichment that she has provided for her community, she is also responsible for helping to initiate the renovation and restoration of an abandoned, yet once thriving, central business district. […]

Apr
29
2011

Entrepreneurial Swagger? Do You Have It? Take Our Test!

Are we seriously asking you a question about Entrepreneurial Swagger?? You bet we are! For those of you born before 1999, let’s clearly define “swagger”: a very confident and sometimes arrogant or aggressive style. Now wait a minute, some of these words don’t sound popular in our society. We tend to think of arrogant and aggressive people as annoying and problematic. While that may be true at first glance, we want you to review the definition […]

Mar
28
2011

Pedaling Towards A Niche With Jason Brown Of Road & Trail Bicycles

Jason Brown is a fairly new independent business owner. He owns and operates Road & Trail Bicycles in Lakeland, FL. He is also himself, a biking enthusiast. Let’s just say: He gets around.  You probably wonder what I mean by that. Well, during our interview with Jason he shared with us the process he used for finding investors – I’ll get to that in a minute. First things first: The Gears That Turn: Once receiving […]

Apr
14
2011

E.T.: The Entrepreneur Test

BossStart says “Phone Home!” Given our diverse population of readers, we’re not sure that everyone has seen the movie ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’. Some people may tell you that it’s a story about an alien trying to get home. Others may suggest that E.T. is about a young boy learning to connect. There are countless interpretations of the movie and its characters. Well, here at BossStart, we know exactly what E.T. was about – Entrepreneurship!   […]

May
2
2011

The Bootstrapped Boom Of Action Sportswear With Shane Levi Gould Of Fuel

‘Bootstrapping’ your business is defined as starting a business with minimal resources. Essentially it’s a ‘do-it-yourself’ scenario where you aren’t using any funding other than your own. We at BossStart are intrigued by any successful business that has come into its own through this type of start-up process. This week we were fortunate enough to snag an interview with Shane Levi Gould, Creative Director and Founder of Fuel. If you’ve ever been involved in the […]

Feb
23
2011

10 Q’s With CAVATA: Creating A Voice Abouts The Arts

One great thing about being an independent business owner is that you can always choose who you work with. Who better to work with then family? Ok. So that may be a statement certainly up for debate. CAVATA, however, is a family-owned and run business, and thrives because of it. That is why we are featuring CAVATA in this week’s “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our […]

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 […]

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