What's the most compelling, narrative-driven (perhaps), "how to start your own business" book you've read? [more inside]
How do I deal with a business partnership dissolution that is rapidly getting incredibly ugly? (Both emotionally and legally.) [more inside]
Do you have to have a business to get a business credit card? [more inside]
can someone form an LLC specifically and solely based on another individual's work/product -- without telling/consulting them? A *LOT*-- [more inside]
How to find a good web/mail host for 100+ websites all at once, and how to $value those fees? [more inside]
My underpaid mother is in serious need of some extra income without quitting her day job. Of course there is... [more inside]
Hi All, Does anyone know where can someone get local business information such as name, address, zip code, type of business, etc?
I own the Brazilian patent to a popular US toy that has sold over 100 million dollars. What now? [more inside]
First time in Boston ... there's [more inside]
Can anyone point to a link that lists the yearly economic value, in billions, of major industries? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with an offshore design/illustration house? [more inside]
I read too many online articles and not enough books. Help me. [more inside]
Questions about how to start a business (brick & mortar). [more inside]
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?
LeadershipFilter: Where are the best Executive Development courses being held in the USA these days? [more inside]
Alternatives to http://www.xing.com/ and http://www.collectivex.com -- business networking services/software for groups? [more inside]
Where do New York City street vendors (hot dog carts, etc.) buy their supplies? [more inside]
I would like to explore the idea of opening a copy center. Where do I start? [more inside]
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]
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]
SmallBusiness Filter: I need help with how my business partners and I get paid. [more inside]
OfficePolitics/Etiquette Filter: Christmas Cards - If I give out one, do I have to give one to everyone? [more inside]
Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote: "The future can not be planned..." [more inside]
How can one company buy all the stock of another public company? [more inside]
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?
I'm looking at business graduate programs that have an intensive language component. [more inside]
I want to learn web design. Not to be hired as a web designer but to design my own business site. I know some (a little) HTML. Is there another language that i should be focusing on that may be easier or better or do i pretty much start with HTML and get very good with that before moving on to something else... [more inside]
My friend's small business requires a client-server network setup with hardware and Windows Small Business Server 2003 - what's the best combination of Server hardware, UPS, backup systems and colour network printer to use to create a reliable network? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of over the top service from a business. The idea being "I got way more than I paid for." If you've had an experience that truly impressed you, please share.
In terms of business/legal preparations, how do I best go into the forthcoming sale of some software I've written.
In terms of contracts and legal/business preparations, how should I proceed with the forthcoming sale of software that I've written to a client (this is my first time selling my own software/services as an independent contractor). [more inside]
Can I start a LLC (or similar) who's only business is to manage investments and reinvest any gains? What are the tax implications? [more inside]
I need some valid reasons for a (business) subtenant to get his own DSL service instead of sharing ours. Besides the fact that we're not 23 year old singles sharing a flat. [more inside]
How to keep track of business? Please help me find software. [more inside]
The unanswerable(?) questions about rates. RE: Web design, development, photography and the works. There is, of course: [more inside]
I recently had a terrific first interview for a position at a very nice four-star hotel. I'm scheduled for a follow-up phone interview in a few days during which I will be asked a few "general business questions about my background". What sort of questions should I expect? [more inside]
How does a small business go about filing a mark on another small business' credit report? What other sticks are available to encourage invoice payment? [more inside]
I know of a local business that is operating illegally in my town, and has screwed over 3 friends of mine in the last 6-8 months on taxes, pay, and wages. I would like to know the most effective way of reporting them to authorities. (long explanation) [more inside]
What is it about NW USA that makes it such a hotbed for entrepreneuralism? [more inside]
How much should I expect out of partners from a startup, in regards to time and commitment? I am the type who will spend every waking hour researching, working, making contacts, etc. I do not believe my partners are making the same time commitment. Any advice, books or resources on dealing with interpersonal relationships when a startup is in the early phases? [more inside]
Tell me what I should expect. [more inside]
I've invented my own type of unique, newspaper-publishable, word game. I would like to either make weekly editions of it to sell to weekly newspapers... [more inside]
A friend (okay, it's me) has absolutely no understanding of coding or building software whatsoever. But I have a couple of potentially very exciting digital media business concepts which would require for a software program or web app to be built. How would I go about finding someone, or a group of people, to work with on investigating one or more of these concepts and making them reality? I'm willing to invest some money, but this needs to be at the lower end of the scale and I have no idea where to start.
Anyone have any experience with filing DBAs on-line? And can point me to a good (and preferably cheap) site? [more inside]
Is there a “standardized” chart of accounts setup that is widely used among machine shops/small manufacturers (USA)? Working with other industries in the past (veterinary and restaurants), I have found that many choose to use a standard industry-specific chart of accounts – often established by a national industry association, etc. I have googled, etc. but have not found anything worthwhile for machine shops/small manufacturers... Any accountants or shop owners out there?
I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
What is the wise way for a medium or large businesses to implement ERP software? [more inside]
Suggest some good donor fulfillment services to send out feelers to, for a 7-figure NPO fundraiser that will largely be conducted online.
Can you recommend a bank or credit union for a new business account? [more inside]
Seeking open-source (free) financial management software for a not-for-profit start up. Has anyone used something they were pleased with? [more inside]
I'm seriously thinking about starting a small business/personal project, but the logistics are a nightmare. Help me get it off the ground, Hive Mind! [more inside]