I would like to pick a name for my construction company. I am living in Vancouver, Canada. I am looking for something tough and masculine as the industry itself. How can I find a catchy name which is not already taken?
Also, I would like to use the word "development" instead of "construction" at the end of my company name (xyz development) Do you think it is a good idea since its more general?
posted by mbn1455
on Aug 21, 2014 -
I would like to setup several toll free numbers and have them routed each to a different phone number. Is there a company you would recommend that could set that up for me, and that will have a caller log feature for each toll free number for when clients call? Thank you.
posted by anonymous
on Aug 13, 2014 -
I received a COBRA notice from a company I don't recognize. It seems to be administered through Ceridian. What might be going on? [more inside]
posted by driedmango
on Aug 3, 2014 -
Posting for a relative...
The President of my company has asked everyone in my department to meet with him in a 1 on 1 meeting in an effort to get to know us on a more personal level. I work for a Fortune 500 company in the travel industry. I studied Economics in college and deal with supply/demand pricing every day.
From what I've heard, his meetings with non-management employees have been very relaxed.
At the end of the meeting he asks what your salary is and if you are happy with it. He also asks if we have any questions for him.
My question to you is what should my answer be to the salary question be? I am happy with what I'm getting paid but obviously want more.
And what kind of questions should I ask him?
posted by likeapen
on Jul 30, 2014 -
I pretty much only have 2 non-family friends but i am really close with those two friends. We are all low to mid 30s living in different cities in the southeast. Two of us are lawyers, the third is in sales. None of us are breaking the bank but we live comfortably. The problem is (1) we dont work together and (2) none of are particularly in love with our jobs. We have been talking about forming a business together for years but we have thought of any idea as sad as that sounds. We just need some practical but that we could do together. It would be a side gig for us all unless it got big enough to replace our current jobs (the ultimate goal). Looking for suggestions on business ideas or just importantly suggestions on where to find some business ideas. They do not have to be sexy biz ideas but i should say we would probably not be interested in paid blogging, or similar 'work from home' business ideas. I would appreciate any thoughts! Best
posted by frednorton
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I am moving into a job I always wanted to have. Please remind me this is the right thing to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 4, 2014 -
I am an academic about to get tenure, but I'm thinking about an alternative career trajectory. In particular, I have an idea for software that (I believe) could be revolutionary, related to my field of study. I'm thinking of quitting my job to pursue this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 24, 2014 -
Is there a non-dodgy way to get a list of every single company in NYC? (I guess every legal entity?) [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Apr 15, 2014 -
Where in the SF Bay Area (including the South Bay) can I find Pliny the Elder on tap?
I know about Bobby G's in Berkeley, but they've been out of it the last few times I've gone. (Is there a particular day of the week when you have to go?)
I also know about this list
, but it doesn't really help that much, since you can't tell which of those locations sells Pliny on tap.
posted by mikeand1
on Mar 12, 2014 -
How would I go about finding out who owns the rights to albums and songs released by a long-defunct music company? Specifically, a Canadian label named Arc Records
. The article I linked to states that Arc came under the control of Ahed Music Corp Ltd
in 1969 and that both companies ceased operations in 1986, but I haven't been able to track down any information beyond that.
posted by The Card Cheat
on Feb 19, 2014 -
I'm in a position where I'm currently a "temp to hire" -- I have been looking for a new job because of the uncertainty in my company and have interviewed with a different company who is moving me to the next step of their hiring process and gave me a hire date. I don't want to leave the company I'm currently with but feel I may have to if I'm not offered a permanent position. How do I bring this up to my boss? [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Hello, I am currently developing a small food business. I am interested in selling my food on weekends at outdoor markets across the city. I think this is a good way for me to get my feet off the ground and see how people respond to my product. What I can't quite figure out is if it is too soon to start thinking about registering the company name and logo? If so, would I register my small business as a LLC business or corporation? I am a bit confused. Would someone be able to help? Thank you!
posted by delasoull
on Dec 6, 2013 -
I am looking for one or more professionals to find interesting moments in the history of one of the detroit car makers. someone who can i.e. provide me with information out of which I can make interesting "on this day in 1952, this happened" articles. how should I go about finding the right person for this project? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of well known corporations or marketing brand names that are some variant of, or conceptually related to "One": [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Oct 9, 2013 -
First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast.
I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here
) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes
on Sep 29, 2013 -
Activision Blizzard is set to split from parent company Vivendi after a deal has been made to buy back the company for just over $8 billion.
Now according to many news sites "Activision Blizzard will become an independent company as majority of the shares will be owned by the public."
That's it? [more inside]
posted by bdz
on Jul 31, 2013 -
I'm working on a few apps and I'd like to form an LLC. What complicates matters is that I plan to travel the world for the next few years, meaning that all my work will be done from my laptop with no stable office and no employees other than myself. I'm currently based in California. What are some good resources to help me figure out the best way to establish my business, both financially and legally? [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Jul 2, 2013 -
After you've incorporated, what are the daily, monthly, and yearly behaviors and fees associated with having an LLC? [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Jun 22, 2013 -
I work at an airfare company as a junior mobile developer. My best friend and I are thinking of starting a new company and we are considering making it an iOS development company. I already have some good app ideas that I could implement within a short period of time. She already has a corporation on file that she paid a good sum of money for.
My biggest pitfall is hiring a designer. I can do the development and I feel that marketing would not be a weak point of this endeavor, however the design is where the problem lies.
How feasible is it to start an iOS development company? How much money would we need? Does it make sense to do so? Are there any good resources available for us, including monetary?
posted by antgly
on May 24, 2013 -
My best friend has $10,000 to invest and she wants to open up a business selling shoes for people with wide feet that are greater than the sizes that are usually available in stores (one of her friends has this as a great need) or an online store that sells adult toys.
Are any of these worthy endeavors for me and her to pursue? If not, what is the best way to make money with a $10,000 investment?
posted by antgly
on May 16, 2013 -
Tactful ways to get out of a corporate retreat when company recently spent a great deal of money on you [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0
on Mar 13, 2013 -
What are the laws and or regulations about "possession" of employee/company email after an employee is terminated? [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Dec 27, 2012 -
Buying a house while married but physically separated -- what are the possible issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I'm a temp/consultant at a Fortune 100 company. My project is ending soon and I to find another one. How do I do so? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Sep 28, 2012 -
How do you know if someone is a good friend to keep around? Is it judging them by their support or their company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Recommended moving companies for a move from Vancouver (Canada) suburb A to Vancouver suburb B? Need to move furniture up narrow steps without dinging either walls or furniture. Looking for reliable service but reasonably priced. [more inside]
posted by Hawk V
on May 19, 2012 -
I've written an iPhone app. I'm in the UK. Do I need to start a company to sell it? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi
on Apr 30, 2012 -
AskMe: we need help. My girlfriend just found out that her health insurance was terminated for non-payment (she thought she had paid it, and when I get home this evening we'll double-check our accounts to see what happened.) Whether the error was hers or the insurance company's, the company has stated that it'll take them 10-14 days to know whether or not they can reinstate the plan regardless. She has a pre-existing condition (ADHD), so consistent coverage is very important - and Ms. MP is starting to freak out. What's our next move, and how do we get through this? [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Email mystery: I run a theatre company called Folding Chair Classical Theatre. The company's email address is the first two words of its name, an at sign, and gmail dot com. For the last several years, I've been getting emails (maybe four a year) from people trying to order folding chairs. The wording of these emails is all very similar to each other, which makes me wonder if this is some kind of scam. But if so, what's the angle? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 14, 2012 -
Is it unreasonable to ask my company to cover my apartment rent after I relocate? [more inside]
posted by 6spd
on Mar 10, 2012 -
I interact a lot with Indians and Indian Companies (for outsourcing).
What are some of the cultural differences between working with a US company VS an Indian Company? [more inside]
posted by r2d2
on Feb 5, 2012 -
I'm looking for a company that will take a plain photo of my dog, and create a painting from it, but add a little flare. I'd like my dog to be in a suit, maybe wearing glasses, in front of a book case. Here's an example: http://i.imgur.com/o8BSE.jpg [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Should I just put in my two weeks or try to get a counter-offer from my current company? (or something else I haven't thought of?) [more inside]
posted by graphitix
on Dec 14, 2011 -
I'm starting a property management company. Everything is ready to go - except the name! [more inside]
posted by Melsky
on Oct 3, 2011 -
I am looking for a name for my new elevator consulting company. The name under consideration at this time is "elevation" with the webiste being elevation-consultants.com??
We do design of systems for new construction high rise buildings. Renovation and inspections of existing building elevator/escalator systems. Please give me your thoughts.
Please let me know your thoughts!!!
posted by McVey
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Help name my coffee bean company
. I'm very excited about this new venture that I just embarked on. I have all the logistics in place, but I'm still missing a Big piece of the puzzle, the name of the company. My choice for the name was " Una Voce "(one voice), because part of this venture will be to give back to the communities that produce the finest Coffee Beans in the world. These communities still lack some fundamental basics, like clean drinkable water, medical facilities, schooling for both children and adults. I will be funneling back some of the profits to improve the lives of our fellow humans. Two other names that I was thinking about were "One World" or "Human Beans". None of the names I have liked have received positive feedback, so I turn to you. I will keep everyone here posted on my decision and Thanks in Advance.
posted by roastermarv
on Sep 1, 2011 -
I am about to get involved in a company and begin receiving shares for my work. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 22, 2011 -
How does a company keep control of its internet assets (domain, website content etc)? [more inside]
posted by london302
on Jul 14, 2011 -
I'm founding a startup! Yaaay! I have some friends who like my idea and want to help me. However, I have no money to pay them, so I'm guessing that I'll need to give them a piece of the action. I don't want to get screwed, but at the same time, I don't want to be perceived as a jerk. What is the most fair way to divide up the pie? What's the best way to approach this discussion without coming off as a jerk? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B
on May 26, 2011 -
Aussie Filter! Looking for a picture of a particular Aussie/NZ moving company's Cat-arrific logo! [more inside]
posted by salem
on May 26, 2011 -