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The horror of "casual", the heat of "summer"

I am a tall (5'11), fat (22/24), lady, soon-to-be attorney working in a downtown law office that just declared the next few months to be "Casual Summer". Help me look professional and casual and feel comfortable at the same time. Difficulty: pants. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 4, 2014 - 32 answers

We're having some trouble picking a name for our vintage clothing business; lend a hand!

Help us name our vintage clothing business! [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Dec 9, 2012 - 23 answers

What should I do with my unlimited bandwidth?

What should I do with my unlimited bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by contemplace on Apr 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Lawyer: LLC or no for my solo practice?

Lawyer people: I am a lawyer licensed in Illinois and have started to do some solo practice work. Do I need to form a LLC? Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I get from this idea in my head to having a shop?

I'm looking for advice in setting up a small store in Sydney, Australia. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Starting a Non-Profit... Where to start?

Starting a Non-Profit... Where to start? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jan 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Can You Think of Ways to Convert Celebrity into Cash?

here's your chance to advise someone famous :) I'm trying to think outside the box, and so looking for ideas from you MeFites to brainstorm my options... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Should I start a photo retouching business?

Should I start a photo retouching business? My wife asked me to take a head shot of her with my digital camera. She wasn't happy with the result. I said, "I'll bet someone on the Web does quickie retouching for 20 bucks." But Google turned up no such service. Should I start one? And how would you market it?
posted by markcmyers on May 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Blogging and Money and Taxes - Oh My!

blogging as a business and taxes - it can't be so difficult! Or can it? The Plan - spouse and I want to start a travel blog (we love to travel and are *good* at it!) as a business. You know, run some google ads, make a little money. Actually, if we make enough to cover our travel, we'll be happy (until the eventual greed kicks in). Soooo... if we're going to make more than $600 here in America, the IRS is going to want it's share. But two can play at that game! We want to take all the deductions we can (home office, website costs and, of course, our travel). It will just be the two of us, no employees. But therein lies the confusion... [more inside]
posted by catcatwomanman on Dec 8, 2008 - 15 answers

I need tips to be a tougher negotiator

I think I'm too nice to do certain things entrepreneurship requires. I need tips to be a tougher negotiator and be able to drive good deals. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Life in the shoes of a business analyst

What is life as a Business Analyst in the IT industry like? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Mar 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Need side job advice for lacking income

What can my wife and I do to supplement our lacking income? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Jan 30, 2008 - 37 answers

when your on your own...

My s.o. and I are at a crossroads. We are both architects and are hoping to start a fashion/design company that will be able to sustain our incomes (at least partially). We have product, we have a website, we have customers. What we are looking for are good books/websites/opinions on how to proceed out of our day-to-day jobs and into our own billing/taxes/sustainability models. We are open to "get a lawyer" responses, but are really looking to get our heads around some business concepts. Any sources that you have found helpful? [more inside]
posted by grimley on Nov 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Pinstriped Suits with Colored Shirts?

FashionFilter: Is there a "rule" about wearing a colored shirt with a black pin-striped suit? Are there other rules about female business attire that a soon-to-graduate-undergrad should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on Mar 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Becoming a Notary Public

Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
posted by calwatch on Feb 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Franchise experience

Franchise-owning MeFites: How did you get started? How did you pick the franchise? How much capital did you have? Most importantly: Would you do it again? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jan 4, 2005 - 4 answers

Can I make money with an idea for a restaurant but no experience?

I've got (what I consider to be) a great idea for a restaurant, but no knowledge or experience in the restaurant industry. Is there any way for me to profit from my idea?
posted by goethean on Dec 20, 2004 - 22 answers

What are the advantages/disadvantages to buying a home through an attorney rather than a realtor?

Buying a home without a realtor. My landlord wants to sell the place I am living in (he lives in the lower, me the upper) because he is using the money to buy a business. He wants to sell quickly as the business loan is contingent on his sale of the home. The only catch is that he wants to forgo using a realtor by using an attorney instead. Has anyone here ever bought a home this way? What are the advantages/disadvantages on my end? Any common mistakes to avoid?
posted by sharksandwich on May 5, 2004 - 16 answers

Name My Company!

I've been trying to come up with a company name for six months now, and have thus far failed. I need your help! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by oissubke on Jan 9, 2004 - 59 answers

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