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]
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)?
Any real estate moguls on MetaFilter? I've been trying to think of a business I might be able to start-up for myself. Nothing I've considered so far has struck me as a winner. With interest rates still reasonably low, I've been wondering if buying a small (4 to 6 unit) apartment complex might be worth a look. The internet is full of get rich quick schemes, but so far I don't have the right query to get past all that to bare bones here's what you need to know before you can consider doing it due diligence stuff. Good books, web sites or the voice of experience would all be very welcome.