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Why am I the only one who answers his phone?

Running a small business and I need to strike the right balance between being available and growing my business. [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Owner Presence At My Business

My bar / restaurant I opened is in its 2nd year of operation and it's running smoothly while turning a profit. Can I take a step back or should I continue to put in long days at the bar because that's what I'm supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jan 15, 2014 - 10 answers

Running staff meetings

At work, I need to run staff meetings. Please tell me how to run meetings that are helpful for employees and don’t waste time. [more inside]
posted by mejicat on Jul 29, 2013 - 35 answers

Thriving as a small brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer?

How can a small (3-5 employees) brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive market (outdoors/sports products) when it cannot compete on price? Any good examples of small companies doing just that? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Ideas to energize & excite employees of a large traditional organization

Hoping you can share some ideas or things you have observed companies do to energize and excite their organizations. Please note that ideas that work for young organizations like google may not work for me since I am trying to do this in a very traditional, large and old (over 100 years in business) organization. One idea that comes to mind is hiring relatively younger employees for senior management positions. Perhaps having more team outings might help as well. I would welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance!
posted by r2d2 on Apr 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Can you recommend a forum where management strategy can be discussed? For example if I wanted to bounce ideas around appropriate project metrics?

Can you recommend a online forum where management strategy can be discussed? For example if I wanted to bounce ideas around appropriate project metrics? I know there are specific PM forums but I am wondering if there is a forum where managers sort of discuss their ideas etc. Something more general than a dedicated PM forum since my questions / discussions wont just relate to project management
posted by r2d2 on Dec 26, 2011 - 2 answers

IT Inventory Asset Management for a small business

Free or inexpensive IT asset management for a small business. What is everyone out there using? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Nov 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheap but Quality M.S Finance Program in Europe

Looking for "cheap" but high quality masters/finance program in Europe(preferably), that has an emphasis on hedgefunds/quant/derivatives/trading and is taught in English. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Good tools for project proposal effort?

Are there good third-party software packages or tools that can be used to manage labor and material estimates during a project proposal process? It's a little bit of project management and a little bit of sales. Specific needs include... [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Aug 31, 2011 - 1 answer

How to respond to magical thinking in business?

What's the best way to handle magical thinking in business settings? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 15, 2011 - 20 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

Needed: More management help!

Still trying to be a great boss; what did I do wrong? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Dec 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Is SRM Dead?

I have a small business and was looking at a new social relationship management website. In the comment box, somebody said the whole SRM concept is dead and has been for months. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me be a great boss!

How do I learn to be a good manager? I just became a manager for the first time, and I have no idea what I'm doing. The position I supervise is an entry-level web position and needs a lot of direction. [more inside]
posted by adverb on Aug 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Microsoft SharePoint - ability to file-share with outside companies/collaborators?

Microsoft SharePoint - ability to file-share with outside companies/collaborators? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 28, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I learn to manage up?

tips and resources for "managing up?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 7 answers

What companies are great at training people

What companies do a particularly good job of advancing the skills of their employees? What kinds of things do they do that facilitate that? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Aug 18, 2009 - 9 answers

painting company organization software

business management software for a painter [more inside]
posted by jellywerker on Jun 19, 2009 - 1 answer

Let me take care of the boring stuff, while you get on with your doodling.

Emerging and small/medium scale artists and creatives: what would you like your manager to do? What would compel you to hire the services of a manager/admin person/PA and how much would you be willing to pay? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 answers

Freaky Management Friday: Former Boss Edition

Being interviewed by outgoing manager for his/her job. Complex management question inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Recommendations of blogs or websites on retail management and strategy?

Recommendations of blogs or websites on retail management and strategy? [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Aug 12, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I fend off the boss with data while I do my job of building a great website?

What kind of web stats can I provide my bosses, to satisfy their hunger for "measurable stats" but avoid going down a rathole and losing focus? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Social Entreprenuership in Print

What are some good books and magazines related to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the Fourth Sector? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Intel management yell profanities?

Once heard a story about Intel executives going through some kind of management/communication training in which they were encouraged to swear (yell profanities) at one another... [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Mar 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote:

Can you identify this Peter Drucker quote: "The future can not be planned..." [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 18, 2006 - 3 answers

Subcontract. Manage. Mediate.

So, Organization A has hired Organization B to implement a program. Organization A has reason to believe that Organization B is not implementing that program effectively/ethically, but the implementation is already in progress. So, let's say Organization A was compelled to turn to Third Party (C) to participate in the process of implementing the program -- as an observer, mediator, what have you. [more inside]
posted by greggish on Sep 3, 2006 - 6 answers

How do you get a 750+ on the GMAT?

After using numerous prep books, official guides and the Powerprep software, I am stuck at the 700-720 range. I checked this post, but I am looking for more specific help for a really high score. Right now, I am answering 90% of the questions correct. Do I need to get 100% right? Or get more questions right in the beginning? What am I doing wrong? I am exactly three weeks away from the test.
posted by vjz on Aug 3, 2005 - 9 answers

Tell me about the "Theory of Constraints"

Have you been exposed to the "Theory of Constraints" at work? Did you choose to use it or was it imposed upon you? What came of it? Did it improve things? If it changed the way you work, how so? More importantly: what the hell is it?
posted by pracowity on Jun 24, 2005 - 5 answers

GMAT tips

I will be taking the GMAT on monday and was wondering if anyone had some last minute tips, particularly things that you might not find in a GMAT book. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Jun 2, 2005 - 15 answers

Do Content Management Systems really work?

I work for a company of about 100 people whose product is information, but it manages information in a really crappy manner. Nobody knows what's going on elsewhere within the company; often crucial people are unaware of events staged by other departments. We are thinking of getting a CMS to fix this: [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Time Management for Businesses

What's the best book out there on time management? I've yet to find one that does it all: explain the key concepts of time management, provide a proven framework for gaining control of your time, and identify common mistakes and helpful tips.

Extra points if it deals specifically with any of the following contexts: entrepreneurship, running a proprietorship or small business.
posted by will on Feb 24, 2004 - 7 answers

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