Business Bulletin

Check out the latest thoughts about using The Simple StartUp in classrooms, entrepreneurship, business ideas, teaching tips and more!

Summer is Almost Here! Are You Ready To Try A New Business or Side Hustle?

Companies know that a transition point is a great opportunity to get people to try something new. As customers, we need to be aware of these tactics and just know that we are being marketed to, at this point in time, intentionally.

May 6, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Small Business Series - Lance Wilson Photography

An interview with a nature and sports photographer from California

April 29, 2021 • Rob Phelan


How to Use Mini Experiments to Test Ideas

We can spend a ton of time trying to predict how a business will turn out, how the market will react, and how much it will cost... OR we can get started right now, give it a try for a short period of time, and see how it does.

April 15, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Lead Magnets & Sales Funnels

These are very powerful tools to have for getting your message out to customers about upcoming events or new products that your business is offering.

April 1, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Engage and Attract Customers With Your Content

One of the best ways to attract people to your social media platforms is to offer value beyond whatever your product or service is.

March 18, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Give Your Customers What They Want

If you feel like there is a strong demand from your customers for something new, you get to decide a) if you can make it happen, and b) does it fit with the growth plan for your business?

March 11, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Case Study: Virtual Gaming Tournaments from The Millionaire's Club

The learning experience is going to be so powerful for these students who have just come up with a way to create income for their club!

March 4, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Have You Started Your IRA Yet?

What I do with my Roth IRA is invest in Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI) so that I own a piece of every company in the US that is publicly traded. I am investing in other business owners and employees who are working hard, like me.

Feb. 25, 2021 • Rob Phelan


How to Plan for Taxes for Your Business

Unless your business is a separate legal entity, your earnings are treated as taxable personal income. Here’s my strategy for planning for tax season.

Feb. 18, 2021 • Rob Phelan


How to Use The Simple StartUp as a Fundraiser

An entrepreneurship project should be actively trying to solve a problem for people, rather than trying to convince them “buy” something they don’t need or want to support the organization.

Feb. 11, 2021 • Rob Phelan