While one of the things we love about the acoustic guitar is that we can reach a good-sized audience without amplification in many environments. Unfortunately, in other circumstances we need to pump up the volume a bit and still get that glorious sound only an acoustic guitar can bring to a larger crowd, or an area that just doesn't have the right acoustics for your music. Maybe you simply just need to change up the sound a bit with a pedal and make sure that you get the changes you need for your style of music. That's when you pull out the old reliable acoustic guitar amp to rock the house. Behringer Ultracoustic ACX450 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier will do just that for you. The ACX450 amp is a 45W, 2-channel amplifier that features an original 8" speaker for true acoustic fidelity with 2 independent FX processors and an ultra-musical, 5-band graphic EQ for each channel plus the revolutionary FBQ Feedback Detection system to reduce instant feedback. Not to mention the inclusion of a dual footswitch FS112.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
While we all go to see the superhero movies for the actual superhero, their non-hero sides have many times been rich and powerful in their own rights. Villains like Lex Luthor building empires to fund his diabolical weapons and plans to destroy the world, Bruce Wayne being a mega-billionaire that becomes the Dark Knight. Who are the best entrepreneurs in the comic book universes though?
Entrepreneur.com goes in depth with a top 10 Comic Entrepreneurs story that is a fun read. Of course they aren't real people, but it is still interesting to look at them and see how their plans are funded with business rather than just stealing it all. Many of the villains actually havd real businesses rather than taking it all from the citizens of their favorite stomping grounds. A lot of real estate ventures I'd imagine, but I wouldn't be surprised if they worked in areas of sales of things like USDA approved levelers too.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
While it is certainly possible to be an entrepreneur and sleep whenever you want. Especially these days where we can get so much done from home and get it wherever it needs to go without even taking off our bathrobes, but most successful business owners rise early.
Starbucks President Michelle Gaas explains why she has been getting up at 4:30 AM for the last 15 years.
For me personally I am a total 2nd shift person and a night owl. I love noot getting to bed before 3 AM and getting up about 10-11 AM. Of course even I know that I feel better, and much more productive if I get up at the crack of dawn. The day feels fresher, and everything feels a bit more slowed down. You can just get more done with less distractions while everyone else is still clearing the morning fog from their heads. It certainly would take that concentration to get through the abogado de inmigracion that I had to read earlier today.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Apogee Duet is becoming one of the best known and most respected brands for audio interface technology on MAc systems. The Apogee Duet 2 came out and added to the high selling original duet by adding in tons of new features and kept the awesome sleek and shiny look. The apogee duet at guitar center is one of the coolest looking and funnest pieces of tech that you can play with as a music fan. It basically turns your Mac into a professional recording studio and makes you look like you have talent.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Last time we talked about the best states to go for starting a business. This time we talk about the best states to live if yopu are just out of college and ready to work for yourself. Does it matter? For me I don't bvelieve it does that much, but this article claims there are definite advantages to living in their list of states for young entrepreneurs. Holding their torch lighter up to lead you into the perfect state for your burgeoning desire of being your own boss.
As many aspiring entrepreneurs gird for their college graduations, the idea of starting up, as well as starting a new life in perhaps a different city can be daunting.
As an entrepreneur, much goes into the question of where to live and set up shop. Among other things, you'll probably want to locate in a city that has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a healthy stream of talented workers. But also, and perhaps just as important, are the other, softer factors involved. Will you have elbow room? Are the amenities you want available? Can you afford it?
What are the 10 best cities?
Saturday, May 04, 2013
OF course you can start a business eanywhere. If you know your market and you know your demographics you can certainly take advantage of any location. That doesn't mean that you will be in the best state or other business activities, taxes, or laws either. Where would be the place to sell your 5th wheel camper covers, a pawn shop, or a golf stoe?
Here are the 10 Best states to start a business in. The study measured five aspects of policy including exports and international trade, entrepreneurship and innovation, business climate, talent pipeline, and infrastructure. U.S. states were ranked for their performance in each category.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
If you aren't one that has a business in mind of your own creation, but REALLY want to be out from under the employee realm, it might be a good idea to dive into the franchise market. Franchises have a lot of benefits over starting your own business fromt he ground up. Not only have they proven themselves as a viable business plan, but many of them already have a brand that is recognizable so the whole "making a name for yourself" part of running a business is already taken care of. Marketing is one of the most difficult parts of running a business. Sadly, there are a lot of people that can run a business, but don't have the mindset to market well. They end up needing help and having to spend extra money on it when great marketers can turn even a business that isn't all that great into a money maker.
So where do you start with a franchise? If you don't even know which one you would be interested in you might not want to go after one of the bigger ones that will cost you much more to get started. Instead, Entreprenuer.com has compiled a list of good franchises that you can get started in for less than $50,000. Not all in one industry either. There are dozens of different industry franchises that you can barrel into at under $50K and give yourself a chance with a limited start up budget. Much like the cd replication services from http://www.disc2day.com are for you.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Other than getting yourself a passport wallet to keep all your essential ID and monetary cards in check, what do you need to know as an American Entrepreneur to do business with China?
Yum! Brands, the fast-food purveyor whose brands include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, generates approximately half of its global revenue in China. Lots of other U.S. companies do good business in the world's most populous country, too. Could your small business learn -- and earn -- from their example? more
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I have watched a lot of documentaries on evolution so the idea of biomimicry has always been f interest to me. One of the shows I watched was about the Natural History Museum I believe in which they had an episode where scientists looked at functions in nature for ways to build new technologies. Eyes of insects, how wings flap on flies, etc. gave them a lot of ideas about new ways to see things. Insects seem to be the most interesting, but the smaller the animal, or the biology it seems the more relevant it is to business. Biological systems, genes, DNA, etc. are all very simple, yet complex systems that give insights into best ways to function. Things like a split lock washer.
If you're interested in seeking inspiration in nature for your next business idea, here are some examples of how nature was used as a business idea.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Yup...time to feel like a loser. An 11-year-old launched a social network site for kids. What were you doing at 11? I was playing with my Nintendo and trying to figure out if I was going to be Barry Bonds, or Michael Jordan.
After being kicked off of Facebook for age restrictions twice, preteen Zach Marks decided to build his own social network for kids. When he was eleven he borrowed $2,500 from his older brother to help finance his endeavor and now at twelve, his site Grom Social off the ground. Are you kidding me? What kid that age understands that he needs a certain amount of money to run a website? Much less is able to make the website?
I really thnk it is awesome if it can stay clean. Kids need places like this to be kids and not have to deal with older nonsense all the time. Take a look at Gromsocial.com and see how cute it is. Help the little fella out too if you have a website and give him links to help him in the search engines!:P
The free social network is for kids aged 16 and under. Like other social networks you can use the site to connect and share with friends. In addition, it also includes lots of free content like video games, sports and entertainment news, and tips on how to stay healthy. It even includes tutors to help kids out with school and safety tips for kids who are staying home alone from school. Parents can get involved and create a parental account, available to people over the age of 16, to check up on their kids’ activity on the site.
Best of luck to the kid. These are the kinds of businesses you really hope do well don't you? At the very least I would love to see this kid get the opportunity to sell this website to a big company for a huge payoff before he even hits puberty. How awesome of a story would that be? HE could get some cheap business cards online that say "13-year-old Millionaire". :)