Dec
12
2011

The Genius Of RapGenius

rapgenieus

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 […]

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 […]

May
12
2011

5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website

Website

Having a website is a win-win situation. Its affordable, effective and it brings a great amount of VALUE to your brand/business. Here are the Boss 5: 5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website. Presence. While having an actual physical presence, a la ‘Brick & Mortar’, is highly important, being visible and accessible on-line is just as important. Not only being visible, but being active on blogs, forums, and social networking avenues will continuously foster positive […]

Mar
9
2011

10 Q’s With Chris Parks AKA Pale Horse

Chris Parks Of Pale Horse Designs Inc.

“Chris Parks (AKA Pale Horse), Pale Horse Designs Inc., Hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida, Pale Horse is the moniker and studio space of illustrator & graphic designer Chris Parks. Since opening the doors, Pale Horse has had the opportunity to create artwork for companies like Hasbro, Sanrio, Iron Fist, Dean Guitars, Globe Shoes, Hart and Huntington, Red Bull, Scion and many others. Pale Horse also actively hosts and participates in various gallery exhibitions throughout the […]

Nov
8
2011

Boost Your Business By Renting

Corner Computer Desk Peninsula Home Office Furniture Set, ProFle

There are a million and one things to think about when you’re starting up or running a business, but one of the most important aspects is where your venture is based. If you’re a one-man band then the option of home working is always a cost effective means of getting started, but increasingly, small business owners are finding it much more practical to rent desk or office space. After all, there is currently a wealth of it available due to […]

Jun
16
2011

5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools

finance

This week’s Boss 5 focuses on 5 Fantastic Financial Apps & Tools. We are sharing some great tools to help you manage your finances (personally AND professionally), and to hopefully help take the edge off of the stress of keeping your books straight. Mint.com Mint.com is a free site and app that makes the stress of managing finances a thing of the past.  It allows you to see all your bills, banking, and investments. Users […]

Jun
3
2011

Margins of Error: A Lesson in Entrepreneurial Greatness

Greatness

Do you ever contemplate how you could make your business ‘great’? Do you think about strategies that would help you make gains on your competitors by attaining that Entrepreneurial Greatness? It’s a funny thing – most successful entrepreneurs want to do more than simply ‘make it’ – they want to be GREAT! Do you still have that fire in your belly? Or maybe you are satisfied with just getting by? Oh wait, have you bought in to […]

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 […]

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’. […]

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? […]

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