How do I politely tell a company that I didn't like their product and don't want to review it? [more inside]
Existing Corporate Marketing Plans [more inside]
Help me find stock music that is royalty free? Need to have a license that allows lifetime use after a one time fee and that I can use on DVDs that are reproduced. Details inside. [more inside]
Dress Code Filter: How do I make the jump from business casual to full business dress code with the clothes that I have? What are some pieces that I need to have? [more inside]
I have a business idea and wonder if it can work. [more inside]
New Business Ideas and what to do with them [more inside]
Does anyone have a film recommendation that links cooperative business and community to telecomm industry / Internet / broadband? [more inside]
[business attire filter]: I can't find a business pants/jacket or skirt/jacket combo that fits me. Can you tell me where to look? [more inside]
Help a thirty-something year old find his way (back) in his career [more inside]
Need investors for a restaurant/bar, but don't know how to get them. [more inside]
Asking for a redheaded friend in Birmingham, AL: Please help name my personal shopping/errands business! [more inside]
I just hit the two month mark at my new job. I am miserable, due primarily to doing the work of about 3 people and the company culture (it's a small, family run business, and the two sons who are taking over the company in the next 2 years ran down the public hallway cursing each other out and hitting one another yesterday, to the point that one of them left with his face bleeding and we had to talk a tenant down the hall out of calling the cops). I've decided to leave, despite not having another job lined up. a) What's the best way to do this, and b) How do I spin it to potential employers? [more inside]
How to get back into a productive headspace after business legal issues. [more inside]
How do I broach to colleagues that I can tell they're (poorly) multitasking? [more inside]
I am trying to help a good cause that books talent once a year for a fund raiser. They would like to try book John Mayer, the singer, if possible, but need an agent to get in touch with; how do I find the person or agency represent this performer?
Should I drop my profitable, very low maintenance, but unfulfilling online business, in order to get a full time job? [more inside]
You have a business. One of your customers has a business. He wants to cross-promote, co-produce events, etc. He subscribes to the "there's a sucker born every minute" business model, charging way too much for crap. He could bring you lots of new customers, but you don't want to give him any more "marks." How do you proceed? Or do you?
Recommendations for custom color letterpressed business cards ? [more inside]
What are business email courtesies in French and Spanish? [more inside]
I'm looking for good first-person non-fiction accounts of how people rationalize their descent into bad behavior. I'm particularly interested in business or organizational contexts in which unethical behavior or corrupt behavior has occurred. Anything come to mind? Thanks!
In startup businesses, how much funding is required, on average, to create one job? I'm looking for hard data, ideally broken out for different industries. [more inside]
In transition, need some ideas of what to do with my life. As a job, as a business, whatever: what can this artsy nomadic person who can't fit a boundary do for love and profit? [longpost is looooong] [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]
Books/Autobiographies which inspire? [more inside]
I need ideas for my business casual wardrobe. I don't need theory
. I would like pictures of guys in cool business casual attire like this
that I can get ideas from. I would also like links to sites that sell nice business casual clothes online. Help me look snazzy on my first day of work!
What are the best ways to promote my Google+ Page as a moderate size CPG business? [more inside]
I had a beautiful restaurant space fall into my lap. I've been dreaming about having a restaurant. I committed to signing a contract with the owner. Now what? [more inside]
I was bullied out of one startup and joined another one that is struggling. How can I regain my professional confidence and move on with my life? [more inside]
I am looking for an online or software-based solution to track monthly/quarterly/yearly sales numbers across multiple markets. As a small company, we are not opposed to paying for the service, but cannot afford anything too expensive. Any suggestions on programs you have used?
I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
I'm throwing an advertised dinner party for which guests will pay a fixed price. How can I serve alcohol? [more inside]
Need to do a simple analysis around pay and experience fairness.
Two project managers managing exactly same kind of projects and have similar performance levels:
PM 1 -> Pay $130,000 ; Experience 15 years;
PM2-> Pay $80,000 ; Experience 3 years;
I want a mathematical way of analyzing if the person getting paid $80,000 is being under payed.
Now I know there are industry standards and charts available. I want to do something that may not be perfect but gives a sense.
How much weight should be given to experience and can this be factored in mathematically?
Please dont get hung up on accuracy. I want a logical analysis method that does not need to be entirely accurate.
Also, where can I find industry charts comparing pay and experience
Japanesefilter: I will be working with Japanese business clients in Europe and would like to learn a few phrases and their etiquette! [more inside]
Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
How do I change business contact information in search results/ directories? [more inside]
I was told last minute that I was doing an interview with a small local business owner (a new bar in a college town). I am not from a journalism background, and need some advice. See below the cut. [more inside]
Two years ago I bought a $500 business suit for use in my mom's wedding, job interviews, etc. It's a pretty nice suit and all, but I've lost almost a hundred pounds since then. What should I do with this suit? [more inside]
This is a slightly strange one, so bear with me if you will!
I have been building a rubber-band ball ever since I read the Warren Buffett biography "Snowball". I wanted something in my office that symbolized the snowball idea -- little achievements that gradually grow into something big -- and that I had made myself. It is growing pretty big right now.
It occurred to me the other day that a successful strategy requires a dual approach. So now I am thinking that slow and steady is only half the picture. The other half is impulse, intuition, go-with-your-gut and, as my handle indicates, seat-of-my-pants!
My question: What can I put in my office that symbolizes this spontaneous trait. The ying to the yang of snowball. The quantum-leap approach, if you will!
I want to have something that is either interactive or made by myself so that it is not just an inanimate glump sitting on a shelf.
Thank you for indulging me and I look forward to your insights.
What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you? Other than just cash on hand. Amazon has a lot of cash because they practice Just In Time inventory management & sell out of their products before the bill for that product comes due. Other companies pay the bill first & then wait for the stock to sell out to recoup their money. Aside from the benefit of having cash on hand, what benefit do you get from this? [more inside]
Help my wife name her new latin Latin dance classes! [more inside]
After working for other businesses for awhile, I'm ready to start out on my own as an independent dog walker. I'd like to know: What do you NOT like in your dog walker? What do you LOVE about your dog walker? [more inside]
Help me understand the business of food trucks. [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to design a logo for a website/blog/small business? [more inside]
Project Managament online app with custom fields, with database-type customisability, custom data fields. [more inside]
Legal advice on recovering expenses from my former company that doesn't want to pay? [more inside]
Where can I find a source giving anticipated increases for business travel for 2013 for budgeting purposes? [more inside]
I interact a lot with Indians and Indian Companies (for outsourcing).
What are some of the cultural differences between working with a US company VS an Indian Company? [more inside]
I'm looking for a company that will take a plain photo of my dog, and create a painting from it, but add a little flare. I'd like my dog to be in a suit, maybe wearing glasses, in front of a book case. Here's an example: http://i.imgur.com/o8BSE.jpg [more inside]
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
I'm going to help a friend promote his personal training business. 1) What's the cheapest and easiest website option, 2) Promo postcards, are they a good idea? Where should we get them? 3) What else? [more inside]