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I sew and I translate. What do I call my business(es)?

So I finally want to get a name / logo / site for my little side business(es). I do (German-English) translation, localisation and copywriting on the one hand, and I sew colourful accessories on the other. Unfortunately I can't even get past the "what do I call this thing?" hurdle. Can I even have just one name? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Apr 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Business start up ideas

New Business Ideas and what to do with them [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 10, 2012 - 7 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

Entrepreneurship class: We're creating a GPS company, how do we get licensing?

Obtain a commercial license to use GPS? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Oct 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Need help naming a new small business

Need business name ideas! Asking for a friend who is starting a new small business and is struggling to find a name she likes. The business will carry specialty development products for high needs individuals such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Full business explanation below. [more inside]
posted by ChrisManley on Jul 30, 2011 - 17 answers

I've developed a great concept. With no resources, how can I make it more than a concept?

I've got a big idea that I think could go far, extending social networking in a useful (and Meta-) sort of way. I've brought it to a few people who are well-versed in the internet and social media and all of them think it is an awesome concept. [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Dec 12, 2010 - 13 answers

How do you actually make money off of web-based software?

I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Sep 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I start a photo retouching business?

Should I start a photo retouching business? My wife asked me to take a head shot of her with my digital camera. She wasn't happy with the result. I said, "I'll bet someone on the Web does quickie retouching for 20 bucks." But Google turned up no such service. Should I start one? And how would you market it?
posted by markcmyers on May 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Thoughts on buying a used business?

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of buying a used business. It seems like if the business has been running for a while, then it's a proven concept that somebody with resources could just step right into. Has anybody done this and did it work out? Also, any recommendations for a business that is recession proof and that can deliver a moderate amount of passive income (say in the 7 to 9K per month range)?
posted by willnot on Apr 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Ideas needed for back side of business cards

What neat ideas could I print on the back of business card for a Technology Consulting company? My customers are small to medium business that have little or no onsite tech support. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Mar 8, 2009 - 7 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

The Single Mum's Guide to Social Enterprise

Socially conscious business ideas for a funky media-savvy single mother? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Technical-ish rental ideas?

Unusual/technical-ish corporate rental business ideas/inspiration? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Where can I get business ideas to help me start my own company?

Where can I get business ideas to help me start my own company? Anything computer-related would be preferred.
posted by dcrocha on Jun 8, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I leverage my potential business partner 's interest and solidify a business idea?

Hello. Here’s the lowdown: I’m the senior sound designer / managing director for a leading international sound library company who’s been successfully running a company that doesn’t belong to me for 6 years. I’ve exhausted this opportunity, as the company is limited in its ability to grow due to the owners methods. In short, although I still have my job (and could have it forever, so to speak), I need to get out. I’m striving to create an opportunity for myself (and potentially for some of the other amazing employees I’ve hired who are looking for better opportunities) by starting a new company, and I must act now as I am not getting any younger.. I’ve been thinking this through for almost 6 months now, and something seeming great has just happened. Can you help me make the most out of it? [more inside]
posted by AdInfinitum on May 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Looking for publicity opportunities for my companies

I'm looking for quality business awards or publicity opportunities - things I can apply for that might bring some more recognition to some of the businesses that I'm involved in. [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Mar 3, 2006 - 5 answers

How to find a catolog of "dead brands?"

I'm interested in buying / resuscitating a "dead brand". Something fairly old, but that would be interesting to consumers. Think Barbasol, or something like that. Any ideas on where to find a good catalog of expired consumer products that have been forgotten?
posted by mtstover on Jan 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Piggybacking Avon

My wife sells Avon. I had the idea that since she goes door to door delivering Avon books and has created a decent client base, I could make up a snazzy flyer with cool products that the men in her customers' lives would find interesting, but probably would not have seen before (i.e. cool stuff found on the net). I don't have a ton of money to pre purchase lots of product, but probably enough to get started small scale. The men would be 30-60 I'd say. Any product Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten on Mar 7, 2005 - 10 answers

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