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Can't we negotiate?

After only a week or so of job search, I've been offered a software development position at a little startup that does almost exactly what I want to do. Seriously, I cannot imagine a more ideal group to work for. I'm supposed to contact them next week to discuss terms and salary. However, during the interview, some of the statements seemed to imply that they didn't have the budget to satisfy my requested salary. I really want to work for these folks, but don't want to sell myself short. Can you think of creative suggestions I might make during negotiations to make up the difference? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Oct 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Suggestions for someone on the verge of starting a small business

I'm thinking of starting a small business - should I do it? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Oct 26, 2006 - 23 answers

What does an Advisory Board do?

What is an Advisory Board and what does it do? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Oct 19, 2006 - 1 answer

business development and the developer

When to bring a business development person into a startup? [more inside]
posted by peptide on Oct 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Hiring at a bootstrapping startup company?

StartupFilter: A two-person software startup wants to bring on two developers, what can we offer them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Israeli and Ukranian Developers?

Where do I find lists of Ukranian and Israeli Web developers with own Web services/products? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Oct 3, 2006 - 4 answers

IANABM (I am not a business major), but...

What books and websites should a non-business-major read to learn about the legal and practical aspects of starting a small business partnership in the US (MD, to be exact)? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Advice on a Starting a Furniture Rental Business

I am a college student looking to start up a furniture rental business for University students but don't exactly know where to start. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by nyu2 on Aug 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Selling an ERP to the boss.

How do I convince the boss that we need to deploy an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 16, 2006 - 10 answers

VAIO shutdown - startup issues

Sony VAIO SZ shutdown - startup issues. [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Jul 31, 2006 - 1 answer

Should I bring someone on as a business partner?

Should I bring someone on as a business partner? [more inside]
posted by subpixel on Jul 20, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I find investors?

How do I find investors to pitch my startup plan to? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jul 4, 2006 - 17 answers

How can I go after my backstabbing business partner?

What can I do about a business partner who ran off with an idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2006 - 13 answers

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup?

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup? I hit the knowledge base, chatted with a tech, ran various tests and tried the basic tricks, but still, no go. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jun 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Is it possible to bypass a bios password without me knowing? How safe is my data?

I have a desktop that is located in a semi-public place. I have a bios password and a windows password on it. Sometimes I leave it logged out of windows so that I can leave in the middle of a project without restarting everything again. I was wondering how hard it would be to get my data? Short of stealing the actual hardware, is there a way to get past a bios password and access my data without me knowing? (From what I understand, resetting the cmos would clear the password so I would know if someone got in.) Also, is it possible to get in if I leave it logged out of windows with a password? How safe is my data?
posted by D Wiz on Jun 5, 2006 - 28 answers

How can I leverage my potential business partner 's interest and solidify a business idea?

Hello. Here’s the lowdown: I’m the senior sound designer / managing director for a leading international sound library company who’s been successfully running a company that doesn’t belong to me for 6 years. I’ve exhausted this opportunity, as the company is limited in its ability to grow due to the owners methods. In short, although I still have my job (and could have it forever, so to speak), I need to get out. I’m striving to create an opportunity for myself (and potentially for some of the other amazing employees I’ve hired who are looking for better opportunities) by starting a new company, and I must act now as I am not getting any younger.. I’ve been thinking this through for almost 6 months now, and something seeming great has just happened. Can you help me make the most out of it? [more inside]
posted by AdInfinitum on May 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Business-starting for idiots

I have several questions about starting a business. [more inside]
posted by medusa on May 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week?

Can I setup a program in OSX to only run at login on a specific day of the week? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Apr 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Why should(n't) I officially start a business?

What are the advantages, disadvantages, and Important Things To Know about officially starting a business? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 28, 2006 - 17 answers

Where can I find a partner for my business?

Where can I find a partner to help me build a business based on a Web service? I'm 18, I'm not going to be in college for at least a year, and I can fund the venture for 6+ months out-of-pocket. But the programming is far too much work for just one person. [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Feb 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me grow my small computer repair business?!?!

I need advice about taking my side business to the next level. [more inside]
posted by Bjkokenos on Feb 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Ever worked for a start-up?

Ever worked for a start-up? I'd like to hear about your experience and get your advice. [more inside]
posted by Sully6 on Dec 21, 2005 - 24 answers

Help me ask for a raise.

I'm a developer in the US and I make about $46k. For my position in my zip code, salary.com says that I should make around $60k. Help me ask for a raise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2005 - 10 answers

What do I need as proof of stock ownership in a startup?

I have been offered shares in a business (a startup) in exchange for work I have done for them. I have nothing in writing yet. What do I need to get from them to prove at a later date I own this stake in their company? [more inside]
posted by banished on Oct 12, 2005 - 10 answers

Online legal-ese?

Is there a good online source for generic legal-ese? I am starting a business and I need to draft corporate bylaws, stock certificates, and a terms of service agreement. I would like to do this without involving a lawyer, if possible. [more inside]
posted by nyterrant on Oct 1, 2005 - 6 answers

MetaStartup

After much soul searching, and a few good quotes on the green, I have decided to start nurturing a small web 2.0 company serving a small niche on the longtail. I have serendipitously stumbled upon an idea that I can't stop thinking about, am confident about, and am truly passionate about! I would like to think I am a saavy developer, marketer, and communicator. Unfortunately I am plain ole' dum when it comes to legal frameworks, financial structures, and graphic design. I am in the middle of the ocean, and quality services here are prohibitively expensive. Where can I find a good onshore lawyer, accountant, insurer, and graphic designer to solve my Rubik's cube? Are there soup-to-nuts consultancies that incubate small software startups like this? I need a wide array of advice and help concering: Advantages of onshore vs. offshore physical incorporation and data hosting, choosing a beneficial incorporation structure ( LLC, Partnership, etc. ), understanding my obligations and liabilities to subscribing customers, painless financial management, beautiful multiple-themed CSS templates for pre-existing XHTML pages, and stylish custom icon sets. I have devoted a bit of capital to this and would like to wisely invest in cool people that will complement my inadequacies. Can anyone steer me towards any quality sites, services, or partners to clear these important functions off my entreprenurial plate? In the spirit of Open-source, upon incorporation, I will issue an equity position in my company to the best lead.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Help me write my own ticket!

I've been recruited to help start a company. Help me write my own ticket. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2005 - 4 answers

Ecommerce Startup Costs

I am trying to find good sources on estimating the startup costs for an ecommerce site. My googlefu is not working, as all the sites I find are trying to sell me affiliations, books, etc. and are not 'real' resources. [more inside]
posted by juggler on May 18, 2005 - 2 answers

Firefox startup problem

When starting Firefox 1.0.3, I get "access to the port number given has been disabled for security reasons." When I click OK, Firefox opens but with a blank tab. I can then surf as normal. [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Apr 30, 2005 - 2 answers

Indie Theater Investments

My wife and I are within 2 months of opening our independent theater, but due to some unforeseeable - and thus unbudgeted - demands from the city, we're roughly $10K shy of opening day. As much as I hate to say it, I think it's time to start wooing some smaller investors. What sort of investment plans can we offer? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Apr 1, 2005 - 12 answers

Why is my home PC on????

How can I know when an XP pro system has been switched on (as in: at what time did it start up *today*)?
posted by magullo on Mar 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Joining a Startup

StartupFilter: What questions would you ask a startup you were thinking of joining? What questions would you ask yourself?

More about the startup: its a software company that has VC funding. They are just starting to create the product. There's less than ten people involved.

More about me: a corporate monkey who's looking for a change in life if possible but can stay put if that's best. I have a good job salary-wise right now, but I do not feel like I am moving anywhere with it. I have worked long hours in the past and am interested in the product being created. I felt the need to post anonymously because I have posted about my job here before.
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Silkscreening

What is the least expensive way to get into silkscreening? I want to start producing some silkscreened shirts, but I am unsure about how to proceed. (MI) [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Sep 28, 2004 - 9 answers

Can anyone recommend a small business lawyer in the Chicago area?

Can anyone recommend a small business lawyer in the Chicago area? Downtown is preferable. Also, does anyone have any idea of what basic services of starting a business through a lawyer would cost? Ballpark figure?
posted by agregoli on Aug 12, 2004 - 9 answers

Flash MX 2004

Flash MX 2004 crashes on startup, suspect font issue, as the last thing the splash screen says is "initializing fonts". DreamWeaver, Fireworks and Freehand work fine,
I had been messing around with the fonts on my XP pro system lately, trying to get Extensis Suitcase working right, so I moved most of my fonts out of the windows/fonts folder (except the ones with a big red A, as suggested in suitcase's manual), but much wierdness ensued. A mess of 0 byte font files appeared in windows/fonts, which I managed to get rid of after removing windows/fonts special properties, and later restoring them. Have moved fonts back into windows/fonts, but Suitcase reports about 16 postscript fonts as "missing", but these same fonts don't show up either in windows/fonts, or under the font lists in The Font Thing or OT1 Font Manager. OT1 reports a "temp" font named "Sydnie" which doesn't show up anywhere else.
Have tried fixing registry, using OT1's tools and much else, to no avail. Have reinstalled Windows and Flash a number of times. Windows explorer is a little off, too, locks up, etc.
posted by signal on Jun 28, 2004 - 0 answers

Windows background issues

Win2K - I had a risque pictue set as my desktop background. My in-laws are coming to stay for a week, and my machine is in the guest room. Since I already don't rate very highly with then, I swapped the background image to something very tame. However, during the startup process, the original image appears for a couple of seconds before being replaced by the new. Why does this happen, and how can I fix it?
posted by Irontom on May 23, 2004 - 15 answers

How can I start an NGO in Canada?

How can I start an NGO in Canada?
posted by hoder on Dec 12, 2003 - 3 answers

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