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How to enter business world with an Industrial Engineering Degree?

Graduated (almost) with an Industrial Engineering degree but realized it's not the industry I want to work in. What are my available options and how should I pursue them as far as entering business world goes? [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on May 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me decide what business to get into

Help me decide what business to get into? I have some ideas to choose from. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Oct 30, 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

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

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

IT and social networking replacing old jobs?

What jobs/businesses have been negatively affected by the rise of information technology and social networking? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Nov 22, 2011 - 33 answers

I art direct/design a magazine. I want out. What are the legal/ethical concerns with putting that work in my online portfolio? (BONUS: am i being treated unfairly?)

I art direct/design a magazine. I want out. What are the legal/ethical concerns with putting that work in my online portfolio? (BONUS: am i being treated unfairly?) [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

GSA Contract...Help!

My boss has asked me to work on getting our company a contract with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA). I have been doing some research and reading everything I can about it, but I think this may be too big of a job for just me. Does anyone have any experience with working on a contract like this or know of any good resources for help? Anything that any of you can offer would be great. Thanks!
posted by healthykindofsick on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Home-base hobby turning into business

Is this the right time to re-start my home base business (craftmaker of gel-candles)? I currently work full-time and Im growing tried of the job, but need the paycheck. Im 52yrs old and my heart and soul is in my crafts. Started about 10yrs ago, but went astray, but always though about doing it again. I need to make the right decision before I jump into spending $$ on new venture.
posted by naylord on Jun 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Is this a good route for a freelance business? Or should I look for a 9 to 5 job? Or pursue both?

Is it a good idea for a freelance web designer to work through a middleman? I have someone, a family member, let's just call him "Alfred", who has made a business proposition with me. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Feb 26, 2010 - 22 answers

How do I network with people when I don't need a job?

How do I network with individuals when I don't need a job? I recently met a person who I think could be really helpful next time I'm looking for a job, but that likely won't be for a couple of years. How do I keep in touch in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Feb 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Mefites: Please hope me!!!

I need to take two exams in order to continue to compete for a job I have applied for. I very much want and need this job, or something like it (I am truly desperate!) The tests take place in about a week. The email that arrived from the HR person states that the exams I need passing scores on are: [more inside]
posted by bebrave! on Nov 24, 2009 - 16 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

How can a network engineer move into venture capital deals?

How can a technology professional move into venture capital? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Feb 2, 2009 - 10 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

How do i get a job in Africa with a Multinational company

Current MBA student , looking to work with a multinational company in Africa. Looking for an entry position in business development, marketing and sales and consultation. Fluent in French and English. I will appreciate any links, contacts or advice Thanks Dino
posted by Dino Nino on Oct 17, 2008 - 2 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

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

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

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

Becoming a Notary Public

Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
posted by calwatch on Feb 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Small-business accounting

I run a small design firm out of the house, with 2 employees and yearly sales of about $250K. How much should I pay for basic accounting services? He only does my taxes, I have a payroll service for payroll, and I do my own bookkeeping.
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2005 - 3 answers

Is outsourcing a problem in your country?

Is outsourcing a problem in your country? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Dec 30, 2004 - 12 answers

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