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Developing Institutions

Organized religion, business, military. I am looking for info about the different phases these institutions went through and how their hierarchy developed as they grew. Anything from Antiquity to the Romantic Era. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Mar 6, 2007 - 7 answers

The "little gems" of Seattle.

The "little gems" of Seattle. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Mar 5, 2007 - 34 answers

Cool Flowcharting?

What's a cool way of doing a business flowchart? You know, one that traces the flow of transactions through the various departments of the business? Preferably something that is not too complicated nor requiring a great eye for design.
posted by limon on Mar 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Build my Wardrobe

Help me update my wardrobe into the realm of "creative casual." [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Feb 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Factoring Utility Costs into Business Plan

How does one estimate utilitiy costs utilities in 4000 square foot retail space? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Feb 26, 2007 - 3 answers

eCommerce Locations

Best Country for eCommerce HQ [more inside]
posted by rougy on Feb 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Coffee Is For Closers

I'm currently doing some consulting in the business development area and could use some tips on closing deals. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 answers

(Insert pithy investment-related quote here)

My company has been attracted the attention of several larger companies who wish to invest in us in exchange for a position on the board and an equity stake in the company. We're a small, privately held group, and have no clue what this means for us. Obviously, we need to get at attorney involved in this process, but I'm the kind of guy who wants to know what to expect out of deals like this. [more inside]
posted by Merdryn on Feb 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for an artsy, stylish yet functional business tote bag or messenger bag.

Looking for an artsy, stylish, functional business tote or messenger bag. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 16, 2007 - 32 answers

Are we misunderstanding a colleague's seemingly rude behavior?

My co-workers agree that a Russian colleague has an off-putting attitude. Is this a personality conflict or a cultural misunderstanding? [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Feb 15, 2007 - 24 answers

What is required for "ethics consulting"?

I hear that sometimes businesses and other institutions hire "ethics consultants". Does anyone know anything about getting into ethics consulting or the actual day-to-day activities in ethics consulting? If not, has anyone seen an ethics consultant in action at a company? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Please help me find the business cards of the big dogs

Are there any sites that have a collection of pictures of Fortune 500 companies' business cards? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Duh, Inc.

Why do companies incorporate in DE, and have we done something incorrect by doing so when our primary place of business is NY? [more inside]
posted by zackola on Feb 5, 2007 - 17 answers

You scare me and I don't want to talk to you.

Is there a way to tell clients I want them to communicate with me through email instead of the phone that doesn't make me sound weird? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2007 - 39 answers

Too good to be true

How am I being scammed? Nepali gem business deal, sounds kinda shady, help me find out where they intend to make their money. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Should my wife and I (with drastically different incomes ) file taxes together or seperate?

TaxFilter: My wife and I have drastically different incomes. She made about $45K this year and I only made about $15K, mostly from freelance gigs, so no taxes were paid. Should we file jointly or married but filing separately? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2007 - 15 answers

Getting a piece of the pie...literally and figuratively.

Investing in a restaurant - how is profit generally distributed among investors? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jan 29, 2007 - 9 answers

(Possibly) searching for an assistant for a classical pianist

Please help my wife weigh her options and possibly find someone to help her career as a classical pianist continue to progress. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Jan 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Account for Small Import Business

Help my friend find an accountant for her small but growing import business. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jan 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Am I stuck with one electric company?

I need a new electric company. But there seems to be only one really sheisty one here in Daytona, FL. Am I doomed to pay their extortion? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jan 25, 2007 - 23 answers

Looking for feedback on a citymap/GIS idea

My local city lacks a good online GIS/information map. I have a perfect idea for one, but am stuck trying to figure out to implement it. Anyone have suggestions/experience with building a web2.0/GIS website aimed at helping city residents find local information/businesses ? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent on Jan 24, 2007 - 23 answers

Health insurance and taxes

How do I "incorporate under my business" for the purpose of deducting health care costs from my income as a self-employed person? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Buy when its low...

i know of a small business that is doing well profit-wise, but it's owner is a flake and the Feds are threatening to lock the doors and impound the inventory. Help me buy it. [more inside]
posted by Davaal on Jan 23, 2007 - 13 answers

PG Alternatives for R-rated Business Ethics movies

I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
posted by ontic on Jan 22, 2007 - 48 answers

The general art of buying and selling. How to?

the art of buying and selling aka whealing and dealing. How to improve? [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 on Jan 21, 2007 - 8 answers

What's a good "how to start your own business" read?

What's the most compelling, narrative-driven (perhaps), "how to start your own business" book you've read? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jan 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Evil Partner

How do I deal with a business partnership dissolution that is rapidly getting incredibly ugly? (Both emotionally and legally.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Can I get a business credit card sans business?

Do you have to have a business to get a business credit card? [more inside]
posted by jtfowl0 on Jan 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Attempt to control artist through LLC???

can someone form an LLC specifically and solely based on another individual's work/product -- without telling/consulting them? A *LOT*-- [more inside]
posted by msshe on Jan 18, 2007 - 27 answers

For Sale, $150K/yr. Asking Price?

How to find a good web/mail host for 100+ websites all at once, and how to $value those fees? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jan 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Working poor need cash too!

My underpaid mother is in serious need of some extra income without quitting her day job. Of course there is... [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Jan 16, 2007 - 27 answers

local business information

Hi All, Does anyone know where can someone get local business information such as name, address, zip code, type of business, etc?
posted by cmkjani on Jan 16, 2007 - 10 answers

What do I do with the Brazilian patent to a popular US toy?

I own the Brazilian patent to a popular US toy that has sold over 100 million dollars. What now? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Jan 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Love that dirty water ...

First time in Boston ... there's [more inside]
posted by LilBucner on Jan 11, 2007 - 27 answers

EconomicsFilter

Can anyone point to a link that lists the yearly economic value, in billions, of major industries? [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Jan 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Offshore design firms?

Does anyone have experience with an offshore design/illustration house? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Jan 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me read more.

I read too many online articles and not enough books. Help me. [more inside]
posted by davebush on Jan 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Steps to start a business?

Questions about how to start a business (brick & mortar). [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

You don't know what you've got til you realize you never had it.

I often hear people describing "lost revenue" when they mean "revenue that we expected to earn, but didn't." To me, this is an important distinction: if you never had something, you can't lose it. Is there an alternate term to describe what I'm talking about? "Missed revenue," perhaps?
posted by bingo on Jan 2, 2007 - 25 answers

Executive Seminars in the USA?

LeadershipFilter: Where are the best Executive Development courses being held in the USA these days? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Private label LinkedIn-type service?

Alternatives to http://www.xing.com/ and http://www.collectivex.com -- business networking services/software for groups? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Dec 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Where do New York City street vendors (hot dog carts, etc.) buy their supplies?

Where do New York City street vendors (hot dog carts, etc.) buy their supplies? [more inside]
posted by tundro on Dec 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me become a small business owner

I would like to explore the idea of opening a copy center. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Dec 26, 2006 - 6 answers

How to start-up a small summer lawncare business?

Hi MeFi! I'm a motivated college student who wants to do more than just work for the man to earn my tuition this summer. I've decided I want to start up my own lawn mowing business but have no real business experience whatsoever. To the entrepreneurs out there, where do I start? Is this a worthy business venture? If so, how do I aim for success? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Dec 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Low volume of credit card transactions without huge monthly fees?

I'm handling a lot of the financial aspects for a small organization that would like to process credit card transactions. It's a non-profit with a small, part-year-only revenue stream. What's our best bet for avoiding insane fees? [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu on Dec 21, 2006 - 9 answers

How do we split profits for our startup?

SmallBusiness Filter: I need help with how my business partners and I get paid. [more inside]
posted by xyberspam on Dec 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Work Christmas Cards - If I give out one, do I have to give one to everyone?

OfficePolitics/Etiquette Filter: Christmas Cards - If I give out one, do I have to give one to everyone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote:

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote: "The future can not be planned..." [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 18, 2006 - 3 answers

Can one company buy all the stock of another?

How can one company buy all the stock of another public company? [more inside]
posted by sideshow on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Set Your Own Salary

Within the past year, I read an article about a corporation where employees set their own pay. Other functions are similarly innovative. I vaguely remember a connection to Brazil/Latin America. What is this company? Where can I find more?
posted by Korou on Dec 15, 2006 - 9 answers

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