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 […]

Nov
28
2011

What It Takes – Advice From Jeremy Thiel

running businessman

Entrpreneur. If you are only interested in turning a profit, this article is not for you. This is for the 21st century entrepreneur who desires to bring value to the marketplace and impact people’s lives through complete transparency. An Entrepreneur is who I am, it’s what I am, and it’s what I do. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t take a certain type of personality, background or demographic. It means exemplifying a certain character of spirit and […]

Apr
20
2011

10 Q’s With Michael Mandy Of BidorSend.com

BidorSend

What if you could post a listing for a shipment you wanted to send? And what if this listing was bid on by various and numerous carriers? You’d probably get a pretty darn good price for shipping whatever you were shipping, huh. What if I also told you that by doing this you would be contributing LESS to pollution and waste – lessening your carbon footprint – by making sure these shipment vehicles remained full? […]

Jun
2
2011

5 Badass Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, you’re aware that Twitter is a widely used social networking tool and can be orchestral to the success of your business. There are over 200 million registered users utilizing the social platform and it’s just over 5 years old. Granted there are many fads and gimmicks abound. Take for instance: Charlie Sheen. He broke the Guinness Book of World Records “Fastest Time to Reach 1 […]

Jun
1
2011

10 Q’s With Omar Tatum Of AmeriCandy

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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: […]

Apr
8
2011

4 Ways To Keep ‘IT’ Alive: Lessons For The Independent Business Owner

Rocky

Do you remember what it was like when you first started dreaming about your entrepreneurial initiative? It was almost child-like as there were no boundaries and the level of excitement was unprecedented. In addition, there was some indescribable determination that made no sense to those ‘logical’ folks around you. Don’t you remember what that felt like? You spent hours thinking about your idea and even more hours talking to anyone who would listen! You were […]

May
2
2011

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

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 […]

Mar
18
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part First

DNA

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 […]

Apr
25
2011

Merchandising The Music Industry With Alex Tchekmeian Of Big Top

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 […]

Nov
10
2011

5 Ways To Promote Your Website After It’s Built

Website Promotion

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 […]

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