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]
How difficult is it to switch to Microsoft Exchange? And is it worth it for my needs? [more inside]
My company lost its largest customer due to a freight forwarder screwing up and delivering an order a month late. Can I sue the freight company? [more inside]
I run a electronic music blog and we are in the works of snagging some pretty big deals. A number of my partners mentioned forming an LLC. While our profit is low, we are potentially entering some big contracts in the future and need some credibility and protection. What is the most basic, simple form of corporation we can form? [more inside]
With so many customers using non-cash methods of payment and customers getting cash back via debit purchases, are grocery stores becoming cash-negative operations? [more inside]
I want to make (or have someone make) and sell a certain flavor of candy. How can I do this? [more inside]
Hotel and other quick recommendations for Vienna? [more inside]
What is the general history of the US postal "business reply mail" ? When did it begin? [more inside]
Looking for creative ways to finance a project/hobby when funds are low. [more inside]
What does one take to the Cannes Lions in June? Dresses? Ball gown? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sunscreen? [more inside]
I need a free online bookkeeping / accounting website, can anyone suggest one for a small business? [more inside]
Can you write off renovations to your home on your taxes for a home based business if you don't own or rent the residence? [more inside]
How do I politely tell a company that I didn't like their product and don't want to review it? [more inside]
Existing Corporate Marketing Plans [more inside]
Help me find stock music that is royalty free? Need to have a license that allows lifetime use after a one time fee and that I can use on DVDs that are reproduced. Details inside. [more inside]
Dress Code Filter: How do I make the jump from business casual to full business dress code with the clothes that I have? What are some pieces that I need to have? [more inside]
I have a business idea and wonder if it can work. [more inside]
New Business Ideas and what to do with them [more inside]
Does anyone have a film recommendation that links cooperative business and community to telecomm industry / Internet / broadband?
Does anyone have a film recommendation that links cooperative business and community to telecomm industry / Internet / broadband? [more inside]
[business attire filter]: I can't find a business pants/jacket or skirt/jacket combo that fits me. Can you tell me where to look? [more inside]
Help a thirty-something year old find his way (back) in his career [more inside]
Need investors for a restaurant/bar, but don't know how to get them. [more inside]
Asking for a redheaded friend in Birmingham, AL: Please help name my personal shopping/errands business! [more inside]
I just hit the two month mark at my new job. I am miserable, due primarily to doing the work of about 3 people and the company culture (it's a small, family run business, and the two sons who are taking over the company in the next 2 years ran down the public hallway cursing each other out and hitting one another yesterday, to the point that one of them left with his face bleeding and we had to talk a tenant down the hall out of calling the cops). I've decided to leave, despite not having another job lined up. a) What's the best way to do this, and b) How do I spin it to potential employers? [more inside]
How to get back into a productive headspace after business legal issues. [more inside]
How do I broach to colleagues that I can tell they're (poorly) multitasking? [more inside]
I am trying to help a good cause that books talent once a year for a fund raiser. They would like to try book John Mayer, the singer, if possible, but need an agent to get in touch with; how do I find the person or agency represent this performer?
Should I drop my profitable, very low maintenance, but unfulfilling online business, in order to get a full time job?
Should I drop my profitable, very low maintenance, but unfulfilling online business, in order to get a full time job? [more inside]
You have a business. One of your customers has a business. He wants to cross-promote, co-produce events, etc. He subscribes to the "there's a sucker born every minute" business model, charging way too much for crap. He could bring you lots of new customers, but you don't want to give him any more "marks." How do you proceed? Or do you?
Recommendations for custom color letterpressed business cards ? [more inside]
What are business email courtesies in French and Spanish? [more inside]
I'm looking for good first-person non-fiction accounts of how people rationalize their descent into bad behavior. I'm particularly interested in business or organizational contexts in which unethical behavior or corrupt behavior has occurred. Anything come to mind? Thanks!
In startup businesses, how much funding is required, on average, to create one job? I'm looking for hard data, ideally broken out for different industries. [more inside]
In transition, need some ideas of what to do with my life. As a job, as a business, whatever: what can this artsy nomadic person who can't fit a boundary do for love and profit? [longpost is looooong] [more inside]