Feb
14
2011

The Average Fella Robert Gozzolla And His Superior Screen Printing Business

Screen Printer

“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, […]

Apr
14
2011

E.T.: The Entrepreneur Test

E.T.

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
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 […]

May
14
2012

Hissho Sushi & The Perseverance Of Philip Maung

Philip Maung, President and CEO of Hissho Sushi, recently celebrated the company’s 14th Anniversary at their impressive headquarters located in Charlotte, NC.  The BossStart crew was graciously invited to join in the festivities and get a candid look at the inner workings of a company built from the ground up by a true entrepreneur with a vision. “We started in 1998,” says Maung. “We chose the name Hissho because in Japanese it means ‘certain victory’. […]

Aug
16
2012

Becoming An Entrepreneur: Never Quit

never quit

You`re sitting in your cubical, behind your cash register, or behind the wheel of your car on your way to another sales appointment and your mind wanders back to your dream. What dream you ask? You know, the dream that is buried deep down in your heart and soul—the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Most people dream of owning their own business, but only a few really step out and take on the task of […]

Nov
2
2011

The Creative Resurrection Of The Recording Industry With Jack Conte Of Pomplamoose

Pomplamoose

Over the past decade, we have seen some drastic changes in the music industry.  Thanks to mp3’s and file sharing websites, it has never been easier to obtain a free “copy” of a recording.  Sales of recorded music have dropped more than 25% since the turn of the century.  Record stores have shut down; record labels are struggling to keep afloat.  Musicians make most of their money from live shows and merchandise.  It would seem […]

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 […]

Mar
2
2011

10 Q’s With Robin McCoy-Ramirez Of Sootheze.com

Sootheaze

Whoever said: ‘Moms Mean Business’, probably met Robin McCoy-Ramirez. Robin is the founder of Inspired by Savannah, LLC and the Sootheze product line. Running a business can be hard enough, but imagine the drive it takes to run your own business and keep up with an online blog that has over a thousand followers – while at the same time juggling the responsibilities of being a full-time mom. We are lucky enough to be able […]

Apr
29
2011

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

Steve Jobs

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 […]

May
16
2011

Bean Business With Bob Googe And Jittery Joe’s Coffee

Jittery Joe's Coffee

BossStart likes coffee. We really do. We also really like the coffee shop business model. If anything, a coffee shop is part of the community. The social, artistic, and learning atmosphere typically present in your local coffee shop is certainly unique to its market. This week we got to talk with Bob Googe of Jittery Joe’s Coffee. Jittery Joe’s is a staple in Athens, GA. Rolling Stone Magazine even dubbed the coffee shop one of […]

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