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Please evaluate my brother-in-law's plan?

Brother-in-law wants a loan to start a home-based business. Please evaluate if his plan seems profitable? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Dec 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Quitting a new job after 2 months...please hope me!

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]
posted by firei on Mar 27, 2012 - 21 answers

My father is turning our company into a woo factory, can I stop it?

What can I do to convince my father not to take our business into woo-land? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

OMG get me out of here.

Please recommend resources to avoid insanity in a family business. [more inside]
posted by motsque on Jun 3, 2011 - 11 answers

You don't get to 500 million friends without a tragicomic story

My brother needs my help launching his website! Problem: it was designed in iWeb, he's a sensitive artist, and it just gets worse from there. [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Oct 25, 2010 - 25 answers

Lawyer Dumpster Dives for Lunch

Family Business Filter: How do I negotiate a salary that reflects my value? How does a firm base salary from hourly billing rate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me survive...

The complexities of my "family" business and it's dynamic is driving me crazy. Help me survive. [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on May 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Let's sell our house without getting screwed.

Should my aunt also be my realtor? [more inside]
posted by chihiro on Jan 29, 2010 - 21 answers

I am not *your* code monkey

I am a web developer and often find myself in situations where acquaintances, friends and family request that I build web sites or web store for free or extremely cheap. How do I handle these tedious requests? How have you handled them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2009 - 31 answers

Family and Business

Working in Family Business. What would you consider that "line" where you are no longer dealing with a family member but a co-worker, boss, etc.. [more inside]
posted by Gravitus on Jun 13, 2009 - 5 answers

family business fail in the second generation - so what?

Family businesses don't survive to the second generation very often and even less to the third, who cares? How many non-family businesses survive that long anyway. [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Jan 31, 2009 - 6 answers

conflicting feelings

Conflicted over dad's requests. Your advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by uxo on Sep 9, 2008 - 41 answers

What is my next step? To business, or not to business..

I have a business idea. For the last 8 month I have day-dreamed about making it happen. I find myself ironing out all the details that would make the business run, but I lack the funding and experience of running a business. There are also personal issues that I keep me from moving on to the next step (not that I know what the next step is). Come on in for the rest… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Why didn't I think of that!

I want to find the name of a company I heard about on NPR. They sell framed words made out of photographs of things that look like letters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Grandpa attacked me at work!

My office manager/grandfather verbally and physically attacked me recently. Can my boss/father expect me to work in the same office with gramps? We have a sales meeting next week we both are to attend but I am refusing to go if gramps attends as well. Do I have the right to refuse to go to this important meeting or be around my grandfather in the office? [more inside]
posted by 4Lnqvv on Mar 19, 2007 - 33 answers

Did you join da family business?

Tell me what I should expect. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Nov 9, 2006 - 8 answers

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