Three friends and I teamed up to rent a small commercial office space to use as a shared office, as we've tired of working at home or in coffee shops. We've signed the lease and moved in. I've been tasked with finding liability insurance, but having trouble as the insurance companies don't know what to make of us. I'm hoping Mefites may have creative solutions. [more inside]
I have a couple thousand dollars and a decent amount of free time, with no idea where to allocate my time and money.
Where do I begin? [more inside]
I live in California and cannot, for the life of me, find any documentation, web site, or book that defines this. I know that foods for public consumption (for the most part) have to be produced in a certified kitchen. Are there certain fixtures or appliances REQUIRED in a certified kitchen? [more inside]
Help a business-illiterate engineer formulate an approach for evaluating an exciting business/career opportunity. [more inside]
My customers will sign up for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly shipments of a product. After I've processed their payment, what are some online customer database solutions for managing my current customers and generating things like shipping labels and order forms so that each week I can pack my boxes full of product and ship them? [more inside]
What magazines / newsletters should an businessperson / entrepreneur in D.C. subscribe to in order to get connected? [more inside]
Help me decide what business to get into? I have some ideas to choose from. [more inside]
Advice Wanted: I'm a MBA graduate with 10 years of business experience and $50,000 in cash and am looking to start my own business. What would you do in my situation? Advice? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs that are basically first-hand accounts of starting a food business. [more inside]
I've got the technical skills and the product idea, but I know nothing about the business side of doing a startup. How can I learn and do? [more inside]
Know anything about selling a product wholesale? To local shops? Looking for some hivemind retail knowledge! [more inside]
I'm looking for inspirational stories of people with a vision they're passionate about, and the work ethic to accomplish what they set out to. Tales that make you come away thinking "Yes, that is how I want to be living my life" and charge you up for the work you're doing. They don't have to be people you'd generally admire or seek to emulate - whatever their goals, it's that spark/drive/dedication/grit I'm most interested in. [more inside]
I'm a woman in my 30's founding a startup that I'm very excited about. I'm also ready to seek out a serious relationship. Are the two mutually exclusive? [more inside]
I'm trying to compile a list of movies about successful women, bonus points for entrepreneurs and business owners. [more inside]
What would go on your reading list for an aspiring entrepreneur, looking to open his or her small business soon? [more inside]
I've finished watching the HBO series "How to Make It in America." Any other shows, movies, books, fiction or nonfiction, like it? You can interpret that pretty broadly, but, basically, one or two guys (or girls) trying to "make it" (in the big city, or not) by tackling something that's kind of out of their league, which is to create a business from scratch. [more inside]
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
Is anyone doing audiobooks for magazine and web articles? If not, why not? I wouldn't mind being able to hear a Malcolm Gladwell article read to me while I am on my commute or on a run. Are there any services that offer this? I haven't been able to find any, and I am wondering why. Copyright? No market? If I wanted to start a audiobook company what are my obstacles?
YANA Image Consultant: What's the best way for a Jack of all Trades to present himself online? [more inside]
Can you recommend well-written blogs/sites of parents who run their own businesses?
There are a TON of results on Google and I just can't sift through them all, so I thought I'd ask here. Blogs by parents who have very young children are great and ones that have very young children AND a full-time day job while trying to start their own business up would be excellent. [more inside]
Do higher rates of taxation for high-earners kill entrepreneurial spirit? [more inside]
Is there anything like Etsy, but for services? [more inside]
I want to open my own fast food joint. I have no experience. Where do I begin? [more inside]
Help me learn about the clothing consignment business. [more inside]
How successful can a VHS-to-DVD conversion business be? [more inside]
Use cash to start a business or for a down payment on a home. [more inside]
What's it like to own a business? [more inside]
good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship? [more inside]
Thinking of opening up a bagel store in a town nearby where there are no bagel stores. Looking for tips, suggestions, advice, and name ideas! [more inside]
Help me find out if my dream is totally unrealistic! [more inside]
Help me get my ducks in a row in terms of what business documents and billing method I'll need for launching my new lead generation business! [more inside]
How can I generate some income with a 10k sq. ft space, only available three weekdays out of the week?
I've just finished business school and have landed myself an internship at a very respectable multinational company in Barcelona, Spain. The internship is great, the salary dreadful. So, I'm now in a position where I can barely afford to live and need to find something else to suppliment my income.
Can someone give me an idea of what formalities I need to address in order to sell food in the streets of Barcelona? [more inside]
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]
Help me think of a new business or career that can be started by one person with a small start-up budget? [more inside]
Need help appraising the intellectual property values of acquaintances, if I do all the work bringing their ideas to market. [more inside]
I'm in the very early phases of putting together a special-interest web site, which will begin as a blog but could eventually add other features. For at least the first year or two, I expect to lose money on this. Eventually, I hope to cover my costs or maybe even make a small (very small) profit with advertising. What business, tax and technology considerations should I keep in mind as I get going? [more inside]
You're an entrepreneur. You're the owner and head of your own business. You're a completely new start-up with no (or very few) employees. What do you call yourself? CEO? Managing Director? Development Manager? [more inside]
What should I do with my internet startup business? [more inside]
I need advice about taking my side business to the next level. [more inside]
Parents with home-based businesses -- how do you do it? [more inside]
I have an idea for a couple of new iPod accessories. Unfortunately, I have no technical knowledge to design and manufacture them myself. I have put some money aside which I can use to finance the production. Where can I find someone who I can hire to build these products for me?