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Is this wholesale business a good buy? Also is it worth it for us?!

We're thinking of adding a new element to our business, a wholesale business to business arm. I run a DIY shop on the high street and one of our long-standing suppliers is moving to Southern Spain to retire and her 30 year established wholesale business of supplying little sundry items has been offered to us first before she offers it to the wider market. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2016 - 8 answers

Non Profit v Social Entrepreneurship

A friend is considering starting a non-profit. Since the beginning, he's been thinking it will be a non-profit but recently, someone who specializes in helping develop social entrepreneurs told him that type structure would be better for this reason ... [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 7, 2016 - 10 answers

You aren't my CPA. I need to understand profit sharing accounting.

A few years ago I invested in a start up brewery. It finally opened this year, about a year behind schedule. So far, things are going very well. According to the pro forma we (the investors ) saw, it should take 2 to 3 years to make back my money from profit sharing. How do I account for the profit sharing until that time? I would think that monies received up to the amount of my investment would be considered a return of principal and therefore reportable but not taxable. Is my thinking on the right track?
posted by jtexman1 on Aug 18, 2015 - 5 answers

I don't understand economics of Amtrak and USPS. How do we value them?

Aren't they both congressionally mandated? How did this come about? They are not private, Congress sets the rules (like Saturday mail delivery) Isn't this like standing on someone's feet and asking why don't you run faster? Where is the line between a private business operating for profit; and a government /public service that may benefit society? Is that benefit a 'profit'?
posted by ebesan on May 20, 2015 - 8 answers

Typical reports received from staff to board of directors at non-profit?

I recently was appointed to the board of directors for a non-profit. What are expectations for reports from staff inside organization presented at monthly board meetings? [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on Apr 23, 2015 - 11 answers

Help Me Narrow Down A Big List

I plan to interview Oregon non-profit organizations this year. Not counting Guidestar, I have compiled a list of about 1800 NPs in the state from six other lists (Charity Navigator, nonprofitlist.org, Oregon Department of Justice, Combined Federal Campaign Oregon, Non Profit Association of Oregon and GiveGuide2014). I want to explore the work of some of those little known who never get publicity or don't have a lot of money but have missions worthy of attention. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 4, 2015 - 8 answers

How do you compare profits to loss due to inflation?

I'm trying to compare the compounded losses due to inflation to non-compounded profits. E.g. if inflation makes me lose 3% of an investment each year, what % would I need to profit each year in order to exactly keep up? This is tricky because the profit is not compounded the way inflation is. I'm not looking for an answer to this specific question, but rather, looking for a tool or method to do this kind of math. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 21, 2014 - 12 answers

How can I explain this to my boss?

In short, the better I am at my job, the less money I make. I need help explaining this to my boss, and advice on offering him a solution. [more inside]
posted by yesster on Jul 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Info about WWII American business links to Germany

Are there any books or other resources about the links American businesses had with Germany leading up to and during WWII? [more inside]
posted by Ickster on Feb 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Endless Loop

Can code quality be brought in to a fast and loose web shop? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Oct 16, 2013 - 9 answers

What are the major American movie studios?

How many movie studios in America are capable of producing films with production budgets over $100 million and how are they ranked from most to least profitable?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Non profit financials

Where does one find financial statements (similiar to SEC filings) for non profit organizations [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 3, 2013 - 6 answers

B-list accounting

So how exactly do straight-to-DVD movies make a return on investment these days? [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Apr 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Step 1: Get Website, Step 2: ???, Step 3: Profit

Suppose that I have a website that has frequent traffic. This traffic is consistant and predictable. How do I begin monetizing it by selling ad space? Where would I get in touch with these mythical people who would pay to have their ads displayed on my website? Is it customary to get paid per click or per view? Are there different rates depending on the readership? Educate me, Metafilter!
posted by wolfdreams01 on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Who gets paid what in a seminar, workshop or speaking engagement?

I'm starting to get a few requests for speaking engagements and seminars, and I'm not quite sure what to expect on the business side of things. At the moment, these are private individuals who have a little experience with event planning, and know that I could draw a decent audience to a workshop. I'm a little unsure about how profits should be split between me and the organizer. I don't have a problem with the organizer making some money, but I'm the one providing the content, and I want to be fairly compensated. How does this generally work? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Is it illegal to make profit out of purchased government logos?

Is it illegal to make profit of products carrying a government logo? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Jun 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Senior home in India

How to start an old age home for seniors in India? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

What does it *mean* for a corporation to evade taxes?

I have a question that I feel stupid asking, but I don't know how more elegantly to put this: what does it *mean* for a corporation to not pay its taxes? What exact taxes are being bailed on? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Mar 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Why is stock price related to company earnings? No really.

So I completely understand that prices of stocks, like anything in a market, arise from supply and demand. But at the end of the day, why does demand for a stock increase when a company's earnings increase? How does holding the stock of a company whose earnings have increased since purchase benefit a stockholder? It can't purely be that I care about earnings because I know everyone else cares about earnings because they know everyone else cares about earnings... can it? What is the ultimate source of this caring about earnings? If dividends were more common, I could understand all this as a jockeying for a good deal on a dividend. But as it is, it sounds no different than betting on a never-ending horse race with earnings arbitrarily picked as the indicator of which horse is in the lead.
posted by the jam on Feb 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Non Profit Struggling with Recordkeeping

Small US non-profit (501(c)3) at its Whit's end. Are there opensource or online solutions to help me consolidate all my bookkeeping! [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Sorry, you aren't profitable enough to live.

I'm looking for what are (probably) Science Fiction or Dystopian stories/novels based on the premise that a person's value in society is based on how profitable he/she is to a bank. I.e., a person who didn't live his/her life in such a manner as to be profitable for a bank would suffer negative consequences as a result. It sounds uncomfortably close to reality, nowadays, so I figure someone wrote the stories I'm thinking of years ago. Any ideas?
posted by pjern on Feb 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Would a church be interested in buying the .com & .net versions of their .org domain?

I am looking for advice about selling a domain name to a large church organization. [more inside]
posted by distressingly thick sheets on Jan 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Also, I'm not sure why it's socks in particular

What is the business model of people who sell socks at intersections? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Making art AND money.

What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
posted by finders keepers on Jul 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Inexpensive ACH for NonProfits

Non Profit on Drupal looking to process ACH payments. What is your advice? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Jun 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Profitable Plant Extracts

I have a chemist friend who specializes in extracting compounds and chemicals from organic matter. I was thinking of running some numbers around to find the feasibility of creating a profitable endeavor with his skill and lab equipment. What is a very profitable plant extract that is legal (well.. legal to sell in most states in the US)?
posted by digdan on May 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can I find historical data about employment for large companies?

I'm looking for historical employment, revenue and profit information for the top 500 businesses in the world, and I don't know where or how to look for it. [more inside]
posted by Freen on Apr 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Do any major world transportation systems operate at a profit?

Do any of the major world public transportation systems (Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid etc.) operate at a profit? I was pondering New York's constant MTA woes and was wondering if other cities had similar problems. What are the factors that lead to profitability vs. expense? etc etc.
posted by GilloD on Mar 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Help with Profit & Loss and Balance Sheets

Help with Profit & Loss and Balance Sheets [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jan 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I work for a for-profit university?

Should I apply for a job in for-profit university administration? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali on Jan 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Bartering on craigslist: Need advice!

What items are best for bartering? Should I only use craigslist for bartering? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Jan 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Mr. Smith goes to Washington

How did those of you with political or policy type of jobs get your feet in the door? Whether its campaigning, non-profit, policy or anything else political related, how did you get your start? More of course in the fold. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Sep 30, 2010 - 16 answers

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online?

What's a semi-easy way to earn money online? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Calculating Book Value of Mutual Fund after Partial Sell

How do I calculate a mutual fund’s book value after selling only a portion of units held if I have been using a dollar-cost strategy and investing a set amount of money in the fund regularly? How does this impact my ability to report profit/capital gains? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Jun 22, 2010 - 2 answers

So how much profit are they making off me, anyway?

This is a four-part question, in which I ask: how much profit does a merchant typically make on the following products and services: A $2.00 slice of plain pizza, a $5.50 cycle on a laundromat clothes washer, a $1.50 box of strawberries and a $0.25 cycle of 8-10 minutes in a laundromat dryer? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Non-profit career counseling?

Can you refer me to a non-profit industries career consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area? I am not so much looking for a headhunter but a career coach. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Greed+Regulation is Good?

Profit has been an effective motivator for progress in a variety of areas in our society. But often when left unchecked by regulation or social norms, the drive for profits leads to exploitation and abuse. What are some examples of systems where profit is still an effective driver, but where regulations do a good job of curbing abuse?
posted by parallax7d on Jan 13, 2010 - 16 answers

How does Baskin-Robbins stay in business?

How does Baskin-Robbins stay in business? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Dec 24, 2009 - 22 answers

How should i split iphone development profit?

I've made the plunge into iphone development. Ive started working on ideas with a friend who is a talented graphic designer. My question is: how should I split profits from the applications with him? [more inside]
posted by Merik on Mar 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Am I alone here?

Anyone know of a way to quantify (by region, nationally; individually, collectively; percentages, ballparks numbers, quotes, et cetera) how non-profit theatres are faring, say, from the past year year or two to now, in the pursuit of foundation money? Assiduous though my efforts have been, I need to put my to-date dismal efforts into perspective for myself and soon, methinks, for others. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Mar 1, 2009 - 1 answer

How do you deal with professional threats?

My boss swings from one conspiracy theory to another about our work and her/our future. What are some ways to force her to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Not just profit but organic profit

What is meant by the term "Organic Profit"?
posted by rongorongo on Feb 19, 2009 - 5 answers

In This current monitary climate, why don't manufacturers sell their goods at a cheaper price??

In This current monitary climate, why don't manufacturers sell their goods at a cheaper price?? [more inside]
posted by maxmix on Feb 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Profiting from the Feed Icon ?

Profiting from the Feed Icon ? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Need your Help

I am working towards starting a non profit/NGO in Kenya to address issues of education, poverty,disease ie HIV AIDS, and leadership with a view of using a totally different theoretical framework in going about the issues. I am currently studying sustainable development in New Zealand and have a small pilot project going on there. I am looking for any partnership from individuals,organisations or companies or any interested parties who could be having similar passion from all over the world. Please provide me with any links, resources or even ideas and am sure this will make a landmark in a country thats really burdened..will be glad to get any kind of advice from you..cheers
posted by avenue71 on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

1. Rare photo 2. ??? 3. Profit!

Found a rare photo in an out-of-print edition of a book. How can we make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Nov 2, 2008 - 17 answers

What do you think I should do?

Messy housing situation, tenant is manipulating landlord's poor English skills and profiting. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Web Accessibility: Numbers?

Are there any documented cases or studies that actually measure how web accessible design impacts the "bottom line" for a company? [more inside]
posted by Ky on Aug 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Please explain the economics of energy and oil.

How do gas companies get away with raising prices so much when they are reporting such high profits? [more inside]
posted by F.Jasmine Addams on Jul 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Ad-based Economies

Are there industries that are as dependent on advertising revenue as The Media and (Free) Web Apps? [more inside]
posted by Non Prosequitur on May 11, 2008 - 7 answers

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