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Setting-up a new client-server network for a small business?

My friend's small business requires a client-server network setup with hardware and Windows Small Business Server 2003 - what's the best combination of Server hardware, UPS, backup systems and colour network printer to use to create a reliable network? [more inside]
posted by bill-uk on Dec 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Amazing service from a business.

I'm looking for examples of over the top service from a business. The idea being "I got way more than I paid for." If you've had an experience that truly impressed you, please share.
posted by davebush on Dec 1, 2006 - 37 answers

In terms of business/legal preparations, how do I best go into the forthcoming sale of some software I've written.

In terms of contracts and legal/business preparations, how should I proceed with the forthcoming sale of software that I've written to a client (this is my first time selling my own software/services as an independent contractor). [more inside]
posted by davidvan on Nov 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Taxing a reinvesting business

Can I start a LLC (or similar) who's only business is to manage investments and reinvest any gains? What are the tax implications? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Nov 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Get yer' own, mister!

I need some valid reasons for a (business) subtenant to get his own DSL service instead of sharing ours. Besides the fact that we're not 23 year old singles sharing a flat. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 28, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me organize my business.

How to keep track of business? Please help me find software. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Nov 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Advice for new web designer(?) webmonkey(?)

The unanswerable(?) questions about rates. RE: Web design, development, photography and the works. There is, of course: [more inside]
posted by IronLizard on Nov 20, 2006 - 7 answers

How to handle a phone interview

I recently had a terrific first interview for a position at a very nice four-star hotel. I'm scheduled for a follow-up phone interview in a few days during which I will be asked a few "general business questions about my background". What sort of questions should I expect? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Affecting a corporation's credit report

How does a small business go about filing a mark on another small business' credit report? What other sticks are available to encourage invoice payment? [more inside]
posted by cCranium on Nov 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Snitch advice?

I know of a local business that is operating illegally in my town, and has screwed over 3 friends of mine in the last 6-8 months on taxes, pay, and wages. I would like to know the most effective way of reporting them to authorities. (long explanation) [more inside]
posted by dozo on Nov 15, 2006 - 20 answers

What is it about NW USA that makes it such a hotbed for entrepreneuralism?

What is it about NW USA that makes it such a hotbed for entrepreneuralism? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Nov 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Any resources for working with other partners in a startup?

How much should I expect out of partners from a startup, in regards to time and commitment? I am the type who will spend every waking hour researching, working, making contacts, etc. I do not believe my partners are making the same time commitment. Any advice, books or resources on dealing with interpersonal relationships when a startup is in the early phases? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2006 - 16 answers

Did you join da family business?

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

Advice on breaking into the newspaper puzzle business?

I've invented my own type of unique, newspaper-publishable, word game. I would like to either make weekly editions of it to sell to weekly newspapers... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Where do I start on finding technological wizards to make my digital media concepts reality?

A friend (okay, it's me) has absolutely no understanding of coding or building software whatsoever. But I have a couple of potentially very exciting digital media business concepts which would require for a software program or web app to be built. How would I go about finding someone, or a group of people, to work with on investigating one or more of these concepts and making them reality? I'm willing to invest some money, but this needs to be at the lower end of the scale and I have no idea where to start.
posted by skylar on Nov 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Filing a DBA

Anyone have any experience with filing DBAs on-line? And can point me to a good (and preferably cheap) site? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Nov 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Standard Chart of Accounts for Machine Shops?

Is there a “standardized” chart of accounts setup that is widely used among machine shops/small manufacturers (USA)? Working with other industries in the past (veterinary and restaurants), I have found that many choose to use a standard industry-specific chart of accounts – often established by a national industry association, etc. I have googled, etc. but have not found anything worthwhile for machine shops/small manufacturers... Any accountants or shop owners out there?
posted by randex8 on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Good cheap wholesale music distributors

I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Nov 1, 2006 - 3 answers

The wisest way to do ERP?

What is the wise way for a medium or large businesses to implement ERP software? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Oct 30, 2006 - 4 answers

Donor Fulfillment

Suggest some good donor fulfillment services to send out feelers to, for a 7-figure NPO fundraiser that will largely be conducted online.
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 28, 2006 - 2 answers

New business account

Can you recommend a bank or credit union for a new business account? [more inside]
posted by idlm on Oct 26, 2006 - 1 answer

.org-Filter: What's a good free financial management platform for a non-profit startup?

Seeking open-source (free) financial management software for a not-for-profit start up. Has anyone used something they were pleased with? [more inside]
posted by wmeredith on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I get my business idea off the ground?

I'm seriously thinking about starting a small business/personal project, but the logistics are a nightmare. Help me get it off the ground, Hive Mind! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Oct 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Where can I find radio shows that solve business problems in a case study format along the line of Harvard Business Review case study?

Where can I find radio shows that solve business problems in a case study format along the line of Harvard Business Review case study? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru on Oct 20, 2006 - 1 answer

Sales leads for small biz?

Any recommendations for a no b.s. sales lead service for a one person mortgage broker biz? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Oct 19, 2006 - 1 answer

how do I buy a vegan suit?

How do I buy a vegan suit? [more inside]
posted by illegiblemess on Oct 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Cripple the new PowerShot to protect DSLR sales???

Disappointingly what it doesn't have is a raw mode, which appears to have been completely dropped by Canon for its compact models - presumably to protect the sales of entry-level digital SLRs.
WTF? Crippling your new products? I can maybe understand (don't agree tho) the reasoning of record companies for DRM, but in a corporation like Canon this is just insane (it's not that people will download exact copies of your cameras from the Internet). To my eyes this looks like a dumb selfdefeating business model, but I'm no MBA. So the question is, why do they do this crap? Does it really "protect" their other lines or is it simply a selfinflicted wound? Don't engineers fight the suits for stuff like this, removing features from a good camera kicking users in the teeth? thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 11, 2006 - 22 answers

What should I bring on my trip to Brazil to make a little extra spending cash?

What should I bring on my trip to Brazil to make a little extra spending cash? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Oct 10, 2006 - 7 answers

business development and the developer

When to bring a business development person into a startup? [more inside]
posted by peptide on Oct 10, 2006 - 6 answers

how to create an effective name.

Choosing a good product / buisness name and logo. The process and how to learn it. [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 on Oct 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Hiring at a bootstrapping startup company?

StartupFilter: A two-person software startup wants to bring on two developers, what can we offer them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Database for a small merchant

Help, business owners! I run a mail order business -- about 3-5 orders a day, with about 15 items in stock. For years I have used an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of orders. Is there a better way? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

What does an American need to know about an Irish work party?

Tell me about the office Christmas party in Ireland. [more inside]
posted by pineapple on Sep 27, 2006 - 10 answers

A Taxing Question

UK: I've thought of a way to earn a little pocket money. Will the taxman be bothered? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Sep 23, 2006 - 4 answers

What to do with my startup?

What should I do with my internet startup business? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Sep 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Site helpless sights help?

Can anyone recommend a good Drupal page designer for a small non-profit? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Is it legal (and/or ethical) to run a side business in a similar area as your employer company?

Is it legal (and/or ethical) to run a side business in a similar area as your employer company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Is Onbase the right base?

HAs anyone out there had any good or bad experiences with the OnBase Imaging software from Hyland? Our company is looking at becoming a reseller and I am just looking for different perspectives.... Thanks Gang!
posted by keep it tight on Sep 14, 2006 - 0 answers

Community building inside a company

Looking for reports about (or people working with) closed online communities inside companies. [more inside]
posted by bru on Sep 11, 2006 - 11 answers

buying food to sell!!!

Is it possible to buy pre made food in bulk to sell on to your own customers?? [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 on Sep 10, 2006 - 15 answers

Need US-based Lawyer and Accountant Recommendations

Need recommendations for _good_, honest, helpful lawyers and accountants based in the US, anywhere in the US. Bonus if they have experience with internet businesses and/or S-Corps. I'm not looking for the cheapest or the most expensive options. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by libertaduno on Sep 9, 2006 - 7 answers

help me help the man

I'm trying to make my new web project legal in California. After reading through the Nolo press book(s), we thought that perhaps the LLC was the best corporate structure (we are going to issue stock and give the primary developer a portion in lieu of payment). While the Federal government taxes LLCs like sole proprietorships - you aren't taxed unless you make profit, and I don't see our profit outpacing our costs for a year - the State of California charges an LLC "tax" (really a fee) of $800, due almost immediately after your incorporation paperwork goes through, so... [more inside]
posted by luriete on Sep 8, 2006 - 9 answers

I need the smart-but-not-too-smart bag to end all bags!

I need the smart-but-not-too-smart bag to end all bags! Naturally, there's [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 8, 2006 - 19 answers

Anyone know a quality small business forum ?

Anyone know a quality small business forum ? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Sep 6, 2006 - 2 answers

What form of advertising should I use?

I am 19 and starting a small IT business in orange county, CA. I have 3 medium size clients that use me regularly, and I've taken on my first employee part time recently. But I just had my first month where no one needed IT work done, because I'm too good of a job! And this indicates to me that I need to do some proactive advertising. What is the best method of advertising to get my company's name out there? [more inside]
posted by thegmann on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Best small-business accounting software?

Number-crunchingFilter: What's the best small-business accounting software for a non-accountant? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Sep 3, 2006 - 9 answers

Escort Agency License in Illinois?

What sort of license do I pursue to start a (legal) escort agency in Chicago/Illinois? [more inside]
posted by ggypsy on Sep 3, 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

Business loophole in residential zoning?

So when is a business not a business? This relates to zoning regulations, and what seems to be a way around a prohibition of businesses in residential neighborhoods. [more inside]
posted by tommyD on Aug 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Shopping the sales -- how does it work, when does it happen, where do I go??

Over the next few months, I need to buy a lot of new clothes to bulk up my professional (woman's) wardrobe. I want everything I buy to fit well. Slacks, skirts, blazers need to be lined. I will not buy anything without trying it on first, so web and catalog shopping is out. I don't have the budget to buy this all at full price. What kinds of strategies can I employ to get the best deals possible? Are there specific stores I should be shopping in? Are there sales I should watch for? Are there specific dates, weekends or times of year when I can get the best deals? How can I find out about and obtain about great coupons and upcoming sales? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 30, 2006 - 41 answers

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