Help me rename my company! [more inside]
How do I stay in touch with people that I meet at networking events at my school and in the Atlanta area (I go to Georgia State)? [more inside]
I need to make some life changing decisions right now. I finish my bachelors degree in business administration soon and need to specialise myself for my masters. I want to stay in business, but I havent found my "niche" yet. More inside! [more inside]
Durrrrrrr... What's a startup? [more inside]
Any helpful hints/tips to guide me in my meeting with a club manager regarding events I would like to throw?
I have a meeting tomorrow with an university club manager regarding events that I would like to throw. I have never done this before - any tips/tricks on what I should bring, what I should have prepared and how to negotiate the best pay for me? [more inside]
How did you - or someone you know - decide the time had come to get your own business off the ground?
What's the best way to close a deal with a client? [more inside]
I am *finally* getting an assistant to help me tackle my workload and upcoming projects, which has been a chaotic undertaking for one person. She's really smart and retentive in exactly the way an awesome assistant should be... we're determined to get super organized as a team so I want to start off on the right foot and be able to focusing on monetizing instead of answering email all day. Here's my question: what are the best apps/sites/software nowadays to manage and document big workloads, contacts, meetings, tasks brainstorms, and overall projects and stay organized easily as a team? I know there has to be some great new stuff out there that I haven't heard of. [more inside]
There are plenty of non-fiction books on the subject of startups and entrepreneurship. But what about when you don't have the energy to learn? Please recommend me some novels on the subjects of creating products, building companies, etc. Inspiring tales of business and innovation... [more inside]
What sort of technologies can help / support the animal health pharmaceuticals business? I am not talking about general enterprise technologies such as ERP or SharePoint.
What sort of technologies can help / support the Animal Health pharmaceuticals business? I am not talking about general enterprise technologies such as ERP or SharePoint. I am looking for technologies that can specifically help the Animal health business. For example a technology platform that helps vets gain information about diseases. Any suggestions or thoughts? Any tech that can maybe assist with solving a problem currently faced by Animal Health pharmaceutical business.
Looking for small business mediation services in NYC. [more inside]
I'd like to get back into the field of creative media. Help, please. More details inside. [more inside]
How do I ask for help and where do I look for intelligent, experienced help in creating a user-controlled website for a wholesale company based in NYC? Any ideas about the ballpark cost to create a wholesale company website? [more inside]
There are three of us who are starting a business next year and one of my future co-founders is insisting that everyone signs an employment contract stipulating that we stay at the company for at least three years. Contract violations haven't been discussed yet - the contract hasn't been written yet - but a hefty fine is likely. Is this type of contract common between co-founders? What other risks should I be aware of before/if signing this? [more inside]
Need help naming a small HR development business [more inside]
Is my mortgage broker drawing out the process on purpose? Is he getting paid now or is it a commission type business? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs that are basically first-hand accounts of starting a food business. [more inside]
Android/cloud-based note app query. I'm looking for recommendations for an Android app that'll accept the large chunk of csv data I have and keep it synced with my PC. [more inside]
What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
Assume I'm starting an e-commerce selling (retail, brand-y stuff) sports apparel and equipment. How should I design the product numbering and barcode system if I want to manage products, shipments, inventory, and warehouse locations? [more inside]
UI designer wanting to turn into UI designer/photographer is looking for insights on the business of photography. [more inside]
Business plan filter: Help me create a budget for my website business. [more inside]
I would be interested in hearing case studies for software business failures that have occurred due to one or both of the following factors: - Wholesale replacement of entire engineering staff (e.g. firing all staff in original location and replacing with staff in a new location). - Winding down product development on existing products with the expectation that it will be replaced by a new platform in the future (I'm thinking along the lines of Ashton Tate here and their DBase product). I would also be interested in hearing any examples of where either of these strategies has been put into effect, and it been a success, rather than a failure. [more inside]
Is it possible to take 1-2 days off a week if you own a business? [more inside]
I sent a video outlining an idea I came up with for a DB and series of apps to a contact I made at a big org. I received a terse reply that appeared to be claiming the idea as theirs. What is the best way to respond? [more inside]
Moving to Boston to join a new tech startup. How can I quickly get involved in the tech startup community? [more inside]
If you had an opportunity to interview a self-made millionaire, what would you ask? [more inside]
Business idioms that are actually useful? [more inside]
Is there a practical handbook or online course for an ambitious small e-commerce business on how to do supply chain management the right way? I'm particularly interested in logistics, warehousing and stock-keeping. Bonus points if this resource also aims to inspire you to innovate despite being a small business. [more inside]
So I have an idea for software related to my industry. I've thought about it, sketched it out, looked at existing/similar products and talked to some friends in the same line of work -- and I still think it's a good idea. Next step is ...? [more inside]
Is a property lease considered an asset in a UCC-1 financing statement? I recently sold my small business and am carrying a note for the buyer. His collateral: the assets of the business he bought from me. If the buyer defaults I will want to take possession of the assets, per the UCC-1. The foreclosure process is straight forward, but I do not know if the new lease he signed with my old landlord is considered an asset by the UCC-1. If it isn't, how can I retrieve my assets if he still "owns" the lease?
What are some great documentaries about entrepreneurs and startups? (Think: Startup.com, E-Dreams) [more inside]
I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
Is my business future really all about the internet? (personal, technical, philosophical details inside) [more inside]
What are the benefits of being an independent contractor? [more inside]
I started a company, but it probably would have been better to co-found. Do people ever do this sort of thing? How? [more inside]
I want to understand the TV industry from a business perspective. Things like, the relationship between production companies, networks, cable channels, and cable providers. Are there any (recent) books, as well as particularly insightful blogs or other online resources that get into the economic side of television?
How do I recruit a coffeeshop or small restaurant for my gentrifying neighborhood? [more inside]
How do I figure out what I can do with my weirdly zoned artist loft? [more inside]
What should I look for in an employment contract for new startup? [more inside]
Manners-filter: Is it bad form to ask an ex-vendor about previously promised tickets from a few months ago? [more inside]
My mother is 60, has 40k cash on hand, but she has no income. Can you help me brainstorm businesses that she could buy or launch for about 30K (so she can live on the remaining 10K)? [more inside]
How do you help guide others to recognize, accept, and work towards a unified vision resulting in orgazational change? [more inside]
My store has three locations. People often call the wrong location. Is there a low-cost way to transfer or forward a call to the correct location without forcing the customer to hang up and dial a new number? [more inside]
May be let go for sales performance, company wrote "general misconduct for not achieving monthly target"...is this a play on words to deny me unemployment insurance? [more inside]
There is friction building within a team. Is it time to shuffle the team? [more inside]
Getting funding from VC [more inside]
Are there any good documentaries, books, or other media that portray the logistics of how businesses go from startup to large company? When I say logistics, I mean everything from finding and leasing real estate to hiring employees to accounting systems to inventory management to computer backup -- all the grittiest of the nitty details of how the large trains are made to run on time, for the first time, by a growing organization? I want to see how the infrastructure is built that makes large organizations work.
I really need help figuring out my new career track. I want to take "the next step" and don't know where to start. [more inside]