Developing A Niche

Steps to Becoming an Independent Consultant

If you are an experienced professional who is stuck in a career rut, or who likes the idea of working independently, a career as a consultant may be right for you. Consulting is an attractive small business option because of its low start-up costs and its flexibility. It can be especially appealing to people age 50 and up who are ready to leave the traditional workforce for … [Read more...]

A Business Built on Tradition: An Interview with Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels

Listen as host Dean Rotbart interviews restaurateurs Pierre Vandamme and Philippe Wyffels, co-founders of Bruges Waffles & Frites, on how they created a small, but booming, restaurant chain serving authentic Belgian food. Pierre and Philippe, both originally from Belgium, had little experience in the restaurant industry when they began. Starting with a waffle cart, they … [Read more...]

Finding Your Niche

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Although finding your niche seems like a topic that would be more suited for a category such as strategizing, the reason it is placed with other articles devoted to the entrepreneurial mindset is simple. Finding your niche can help you train your brain to go for exactly what it is that you … [Read more...]

Succeeding in a Niche Industry: 5 Questions With Matthew Grisafe, President of AV Programming Associates

Matthew Grisafe, President of AV Programming Associates, a company that specializes in custom Audio/Video (AV) and control systems in high-end residences and commercial buildings, discusses his approach to business and how he has succeeded despite an unfortunate launch date. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? Our primary service is to … [Read more...]