What is it about NW USA that makes it such a hotbed for entrepreneuralism? [more inside]
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]
Tell me what I should expect. [more inside]
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]
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.
Anyone have any experience with filing DBAs on-line? And can point me to a good (and preferably cheap) site? [more inside]
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?
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]
What is the wise way for a medium or large businesses to implement ERP software? [more inside]
Suggest some good donor fulfillment services to send out feelers to, for a 7-figure NPO fundraiser that will largely be conducted online.
Can you recommend a bank or credit union for a new business account? [more inside]
Seeking open-source (free) financial management software for a not-for-profit start up. Has anyone used something they were pleased with? [more inside]
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]
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]
Any recommendations for a no b.s. sales lead service for a one person mortgage broker biz? [more inside]
How do I buy a vegan suit? [more inside]
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!
What should I bring on my trip to Brazil to make a little extra spending cash? [more inside]
When to bring a business development person into a startup? [more inside]
Choosing a good product / buisness name and logo. The process and how to learn it. [more inside]
StartupFilter: A two-person software startup wants to bring on two developers, what can we offer them? [more inside]
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]
Tell me about the office Christmas party in Ireland. [more inside]
UK: I've thought of a way to earn a little pocket money. Will the taxman be bothered? [more inside]
What should I do with my internet startup business? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good Drupal page designer for a small non-profit? [more inside]
Is it legal (and/or ethical) to run a side business in a similar area as your employer company? [more inside]
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!
Looking for reports about (or people working with) closed online communities inside companies. [more inside]
Is it possible to buy pre made food in bulk to sell on to your own customers?? [more inside]
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]
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]
I need the smart-but-not-too-smart bag to end all bags! Naturally, there's [more inside]
Anyone know a quality small business forum ? [more inside]
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]
Number-crunchingFilter: What's the best small-business accounting software for a non-accountant? [more inside]
What sort of license do I pursue to start a (legal) escort agency in Chicago/Illinois? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Small Business Filter: I'm looking for an good out-of-the-box CRM solution for a small business. [more inside]
What books and websites should a non-business-major read to learn about the legal and practical aspects of starting a small business partnership in the US (MD, to be exact)? [more inside]
My mom opened a mortgage broker business this year. Advertising budget is under $800/month, local radio and cable have both been unable to come in under that budget. Currently running newspaper ads in 3 or 4 pubs. No responses. Any low cost innovative ideas to help her reach potential customers?
I want to start a pizza business here in Japan. Apart from the "in Japan" bit, what do I need to do to get this idea off the ground? [more inside]
I am a college student looking to start up a furniture rental business for University students but don't exactly know where to start. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.
Corporate Pandemic Flu Planning: I'm looking for model corporate planning guides that our company can learn and borrow from. The best I've found so far is this 3M Corporate Planning Guide -- and want more of the same. I'm not looking for general information (like CDC Checklists or HHS Plans). I want something produced by a corporation to meet business continuation planning needs. So either something like this 3M plan, or some type of template like it. My email address is in my profile, if that's helpful.
Does anyone know of a really good "test your leadership style" or "test your leadership skills" quiz I can give to a group of students? It needs to be on paper or verbal...not an online test.
What are some good resources for starting an online gay adult film business? [more inside]
I need to sell our catering company's equipment and get someone to take over our lease. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
Does anyone know of spaces (offices/cafes/whatever) geared specifically to writers? I know of theOffice in Santa Monica. Any others you know of? Links? Also, if you've frequented such a place, what were your impressions? If you're a writer, what would get you into such a place? [more inside]