5 Outstanding Entrepreneur Colleges In The US


While some argue that an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur at birth, it is still wise to add some tools to your arsenal as you evolve into a successful entrepreneur. This week we are looking at some of the top colleges to study entrepreneurship. Even though entrepreneurship has been around for a while, Joseph Schumpeter helped gain notoriety for the entrepreneur movement in the 1930’s. Only in the last 5-10 years has entrepreneurship see tremendous growth […]


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 […]


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 […]


Managing Your Online Reputation Across Multiple Languages

Online Reputation

No matter where your business is based or what it does, you will always need to manage your online reputation. While developing an online brand offers the potential to grow into new countries, it also carries risks. Whether an entrepreneur or a brand manager, your customer relationships are on the line every time you publish web content. Are you saying the right thing to the right people? Are you engaging in the right way? Get it wrong and […]


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 […]


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’. […]


The Non-Profit Entrepreneurial Mission Of Dick Sanford: Operation Warm

Dick Sanford Of Operation Warm

The U.S. Census Bureau states that as of 2009 43.6 million people were in poverty, while the official poverty rate was 14.3 percent of the entire U.S. population. While these numbers pale in comparison to the 1 BILLION children that live in poverty across the entire globe (that’s 1 in 2 children – statistically – by the way), it stands to reason that something has to be done. One inspired person who heard the call […]


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 […]


5 Most Common And Important Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Characteristics

For our first article in the ‘Boss 5‘ series, we felt it imperative to list the top 5 (get it?) characteristics that we’ve encountered among knowledgable entrepreneurs. These 5 Most Common And Important Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs should be seen as the necessary building blocks for accomplishing goals. Passion. The most welcomed and repetitive characteristic encountered here at BossStart comes in the form of Passion. Whether you are a new or a seasoned entrepreneur, passion […]


10 Q’s With Nick Roccanti Of Threadbird Printing Company


The focus of 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 – is Threadbird. From their website: “Threadbird is a full service Screen Printer & Merchandising Company that specializes in high-quality printing at affordable prices. In 2009 our shop won 1st place for best screen printing quality on a dark color shirt by TSC Apparel […]



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