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Help me find a job in Southern California

I like my job, but not the location. I'd like to find something similar/related to what I'm doing now in Southern California, but don't really know where I should be looking, and would like some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Businesses in New York that have been around for over 100 years

I'd like to compile a list of businesses in New York City—starting with Manhattan—that have been around for 100 years or more. I'd also like to include places the public can visit that aren't "businesses" per se. I'm guessing this information is publicly available, but I don't know where to start. Any guidance would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
posted by context adventure on Jun 29, 2014 - 20 answers

To patent or not to patent, and if so when?

I am a research student who may have inadvertently invented something commercializable. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by cestlavie on Apr 7, 2014 - 13 answers

Coming soon to reality TV: "Hoarders: Web Bookmarks"

I am bookmarking websites like crazy, as I do research and online reading, and it's a mess. Help! [more inside]
posted by nkknkk on Jul 31, 2013 - 15 answers

How is webbe formd?

Durrrrrrr... What's a startup? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 21, 2012 - 43 answers

How to find companies within an industry?

I'm doing market research and am looking for companies like Gore Tex and eVent, developers of functional textiles for outdoor apparel. Where can I find such information?
posted by pakoothefakoo on Feb 28, 2011 - 5 answers

GSA Contract...Help!

My boss has asked me to work on getting our company a contract with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA). I have been doing some research and reading everything I can about it, but I think this may be too big of a job for just me. Does anyone have any experience with working on a contract like this or know of any good resources for help? Anything that any of you can offer would be great. Thanks!
posted by healthykindofsick on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

How to make sure a business idea has merit before running with it?

How do you make sure a business idea has merit before running with it? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on May 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Best way to get the flavor for 1970s Korea?

What are the best nonfiction books, novels or articles if I want to get a feel for city life in Seoul, South Korea in the 1970s or 1980s? [more inside]
posted by thelastenglishmajor on Apr 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Seeking reseach: only 3 of 1900's top companies still exist

Hunting for report/ article: Of the top ten/ hundred US/ World companies in 1900, only three still exist today. Is such a report apocryphal, or if not, do you know where it is?
posted by Pericles on Mar 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Doing your own market research?

My friend is trying to start a business and is currently writing his business plan. He needs to do market research, but is having trouble finding the information he needs on google or other searches. Any tips on how to do market research for free without paying for a consulting service? If that is the only way, what is the pricing like for those services? Thanks!
posted by tessalations999 on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Business Research Resources About Brazil?

Is there a good on-line research tool for South American (most notably, Brazilian) companies? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

How to Write a Business Plan

I'm looking for some freely available online business plan templates for a quasi-client who wants to start a training business catering to IT project management in government. [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 28, 2009 - 2 answers

No such thing as painless systems design

What are the internal business processes I should concentrate on when evaluating a clothing retailer? What are some questions I can ask the owner to help me identify where the processes could use some improvement? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on May 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Market Research and Demographics

Where could I find demographics about age groups and personal computer ownership? Specifically a percentage of people who own computers by age group [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

market sizing:it consulting shops

i need help market sizing. Iam trying to figure out how many small IT shops there are with under 25 people. I was given a quote that there are 50,000 IT service providers with headcounts under 25 that are selling a service, i.e. Managed Service Provider (MSP). The source indicated this number came from Gartner.
posted by finnstones on Feb 8, 2006 - 0 answers

How do I market what my small company does?

I own a very small company, and I feel that my product is the best in its category. If I can just get my message to the masses, my company will be a success (otherwise I'll have to go back to work for "the man"). What's the best way to ge the message out? I realize that everyone is advertising-averse, and I don't want to consider anything that might irritate people.
posted by yaquina27 on Nov 27, 2004 - 15 answers

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