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How to succeed in business without ever flying

What categories of (or what specific) jobs and/or career paths in large corporations are least likely to require travel with turnaround and/or distance that necessitates flying? What types of industries (while otherwise thriving) seem to be paring down their travel budgets and relying more on videoconferencing and similar tech? What about government jobs? Are you a highly successful ........ and don't, or at least have never been required to, fly for work? I would love to know about your job. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Sep 11, 2014 - 27 answers

Help me take over the world

I want to pursue my dream of starting a business but have 2 problems. I'm not an extrovert, and all of my skills are in an industry that is not startup-friendly. What are good businesses for me to start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Changing careers a bit

How to be a Business Analyst (this is most likely my question) [more inside]
posted by jellyjam on Jul 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Alternative to resignation? Want to move but not harm career.

I live in a smallish (Canadian) city an hour outside of a large city. I moved for work four years ago, and for a variety of reasons am feeling an increasing urgency to move back to the Big City. I am trying to figure out ways to do this, weighing my options, and am curious if anyone has any suggestions, or can point out repercussions of each option I hadn't considered? [more inside]
posted by offrecord on May 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Next career step?

I have a few options for my next career step. Deciding between a few options or business school. [more inside]
posted by pando11 on May 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Dream opportunity for a machine design engineer?

Help a business-illiterate engineer formulate an approach for evaluating an exciting business/career opportunity. [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry on Aug 14, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I grow marijuana legally for a living?

I live in Arizona, where medical cannabis has been state law for two years now. The industry is still a wee sapling, and it's a dream of mine to legally grow and sell to dispensaries and to patients directly. This is the best time to make my dream happen, before the market blossoms, yeah? Puns aside, I'm having significant trouble finding accurate and helpful information on the internet--how do I do legal cannabis growing? What's the application I need to turn in to which department to receive which license? What are the do's and don't's and points of etiquette in handling a federally illegal substance? Tell me what I need to know! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2013 - 11 answers

How to find a job using Chinese language skills?

Hey Mefis! I am asking this question on behalf of my brother-in-law who recently got laid off. Does anyone here have advice to give to a guy with a degree in Chinese and minor in business who would like to work in manufacturing/ sourcing for a US company either in the US or China? [more inside]
posted by catrae on Apr 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Best practices? My job laughs at these. Please help me leave.

I work in a very small IT company that makes custom business applications. The owner is way too involved in the day-to-day and pushes the sales guy to schedule us back to back to back for projects. We have no dedicated support staff so support for existing clients falls back to us (me and the one other developer) in addition to building new applications - and having all the meetings etc with clients. We are like half BA, half developer with no project manager anywhere in sight. I need to develop some skills that will allow me to get another job but no one here has the time or interest in creating requirements documents or making use cases. I barely have time to get my work done and am working more than 40 most weeks without overtime (I am salaried). I am getting burned out and need to leave. But the lack of actual SDLC/Agile/documentation stuff is really killing my attempts to transition to a straight BA position. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

What are large corporations doing around the production of mobile apps for their organizations?

What are large corporations doing around the production of mobile apps today? For customer use, obviously, but for internal use too? Built in-house or contracted out? Android or iOS or both? Or are web-apps for mobile preferred? Where can I read more about this? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Sales as a bridge to other careers?

Is a job in sales a good way to jump from academia to the corporate world? [more inside]
posted by MouseOfHouseofAnony on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Please god what color is my parachute.

I am an engineer, and my wife is a business major. She is more miserable with her job and entire career than she has ever been, and I do not know how to help her. It's easy for me to search for jobs - I look for "mechanical engineer" or "robotics" and find positions matching my specialist skills. My wife is a generalist, and seems to hate the people that are attracted to the jobs she is qualified for. Her career unhappiness is taking a serious toll on her personal life and our marriage. Please help us figure out what to do! [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Oct 5, 2012 - 48 answers

Would an accounting diploma program help me get a job?

It's time for a career change, but I'd like some help confirming if this diploma program in accounting would help me land jobs, despite not having a university degree. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Boss and Day Offs

Is it possible to take 1-2 days off a week if you own a business? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jul 13, 2012 - 35 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Help my figure out my career path

I really need help figuring out my new career track. I want to take "the next step" and don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on May 20, 2012 - 2 answers

30 something seeking career advice

Help a thirty-something year old find his way (back) in his career [more inside]
posted by vincentv on Apr 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Should I drop my profitable, very low maintenance, but unfulfilling online business, in order to get a full time job?

Should I drop my profitable, very low maintenance, but unfulfilling online business, in order to get a full time job? [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Mar 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Artsy Nomad Weirdo Seeks Expression of Purpose

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]
posted by divabat on Mar 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Going too fast at work

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]
posted by reenum on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Skills for an IT business analyst?

What programming skills are expected from a typical IT business analyst? What else should I learn? [more inside]
posted by uaudio on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Fighting the corporate stat monster

I work in a technical company where our ability to deliver fixes for technical problems is measured by a bunch of statistics. Our team seems to lost track of our real goals (solving problems) and instead cares more about improving the stats even if it means we don't solve problems as well as we could. How do I get everyone to understand the real needs of the job and to use stats as a supporting tool rather than the end goal? [more inside]
posted by aTrumpetandaDream on Jul 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me get my comics/graphic-storytelling career started.

Help me figure out if my dream comics career is worth pursuing. No wait, that's too easy to answer. [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Mo money. no problems.

Asking for a raise. How do I backup my request with indisputable facts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Building business relationships with high level people

Help me figure out proper business networking with high level people. [more inside]
posted by fishtacos on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Should we stay or should we go?

Life choices-filter: What should my wife and I do next? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Jul 15, 2009 - 14 answers

I think I want more strategery.

GuidanceCounselorFilter: What jobs involve strategic decisions on a fairly frequent basis? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Apr 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Creative Innovative Socially-Good Companies

Which companies and organisations are big on innovation, creativity, doing good, and support flexible work styles and ethics? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2008 - 13 answers

First time traveling for an job interview

I am soon traveling for an job interview for the first time, and in general this is the first time i have traveled for "business", any tips? primarily looking for tips about traveling for an interview but if you have a good lesser known tip about interviews, let me have it. [more inside]
posted by humanawho on Oct 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Suggestions for my new job or career?

I've done some soul-searching, and I've come up with some ideas for new jobs or careers for myself, but I know there are other possibilities out there that I just haven't thought of yet. Based on my skills and interests, can you think of a great job or career for me? [more inside]
posted by springo on Sep 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I position myself to make the most money and be in a position to take jobs overseas?

How do I position myself (through college) to make the most money and be in a position to take jobs overseas? Considering majoring in Business, Economics, International Studies, Public Policy, or a combination of the two. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful?

How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful? [more inside]
posted by DonSlice on Sep 6, 2008 - 23 answers

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business?

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business? Education or work experience? What kinds? More questions than answers, inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Aug 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Getting out of academia

I want to quit academia and embark on a lucrative new career in the private sector. How do I do it, and is it worth it to get an MBA? [more inside]
posted by googly on Aug 14, 2008 - 22 answers

What Could I Do With My 2009?

This year's my final year of my degree. My psychologist asked me if I had any plans for next year. My original plan fell apart, so now I don't really have anything. Hmm. What could I look into? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 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

I want to be passionate about my work... while working in my pjs

Can I make a living coding from home, and where can I find such a job? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Mar 1, 2008 - 14 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

How do I become a business tycoon?

How do I become a business tycoon? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Finding a graduate program that's not a traditional MBA

I was thinking going back for an MBA, but realize I may be looking for something different. My background is in Internet, technology and media, and I have a degree in computer science. I'm also good at design. I've started technology businesses on my own, but I want to make a change and open up new directions. My interests lie more in the area of innovation, new product development/design, consulting and entrepreneurship. From the research I've done, most of the MBA programs are pretty similar, and geared to people who want to work on Wall Street or in large corporations. While I'm not particularly interested in these areas, I definitely want to learn about business as pertains to my areas of interest, and make new connections. Are there any graduate programs (MBA or otherwise) more tailored more toward my interests?
posted by lsemel on Jun 5, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I fast track my way into consulting?

How do I fast track my way into consulting? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Sell my soul to get ahead?

Should I leave my luxurious job as a pampered senior developer at a startup to become a manager + learn about business + get more pay at a larger, more boring, publicly-traded company? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Jun 1, 2006 - 23 answers

How valuable is a one-month business program at Stanford?

Have you attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for General Management? How was your experience? If you are an employer in the financial sector, how much more inclined would you be to consider a job applicant with a non-business degree who had attended the SI?
posted by fourstar on Mar 15, 2006 - 0 answers

How best to research a potential employer?

What's the best way to go about researching a potential new employer? [more inside]
posted by blingblong on Jan 30, 2006 - 10 answers

How to sell an acupuncture practice

Should I sell my business or change direction? I own a busy acupuncture practice seeing about 80 - 100 people a week. I have a waiting list of about five months for new patients. I went into a caring profession in order to help and support people and ended up burned out and exhausted. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2006 - 9 answers

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