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Open domains and business names for a mailing service?

I want to start a service that will put real letters into the mail via a website. I kind of prefer a meaningless name that is simple, unambiguous to spell, and memorable that would grow with the site, if it began to branch out into different areas. And of course, the domain should be open. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 14, 2014 - 14 answers

What are the best cities to launch a freelance career (cost of living)?

I currently live in NYC - uber-expensive. I'm planning to quit my job very soon (maybe Monday) and go fulltime with my own consulting business. Its technology related and I've had 2 clients thus far and I have evidence I can charge a sizable hourly rate and there's a market for it, but I haven't had time to really market it and the biggest problem is I am not available to make sales calls during the day. I've had inquires from Fortune 100 companies where I come off totally unprofessional unable to even schedule a call during business hours so I think its time to free up my schedule. [more inside]
posted by daveindc on Jun 28, 2013 - 39 answers

Web host with best security against malware?

What is the most secure webhost for a small business? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Sep 21, 2012 - 6 answers

How is webbe formd?

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

Looking for a customisabe onine project management app, with database like functionality

Project Managament online app with custom fields, with database-type customisability, custom data fields. [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Feb 11, 2012 - 9 answers

I need an app to help me build a stronger network.

Looking for a network building/maintaining tool. Is there some sort of app (mac or web based) that will allow me to track how long it has been since talking to someone? Ideally I'd like to see one page with a horizontal bar graph with the number of days since last contact on the x-axis. So as the time between talking grows, the bar expands outwards. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

How to divide up my new company?

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 - 23 answers

Websites with ideas for new websites?

Are there any sites with ideas for new web services? I'm in an entrepreneurial slump and ideas are a dime a dozen--so where are all the ideas? Trying to find inspiration for creating a new consumer web service. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Apr 24, 2011 - 13 answers

No soliciting, please?

Will physically soliciting my web development service do more harm than good? [more inside]
posted by andrewsa on Nov 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for advice starting a web development company?

Looking for advice starting a web development company? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Oct 6, 2010 - 7 answers

How do you actually make money off of web-based software?

I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Sep 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Well-liked and user friendly e-commerce web hosting site?

Well-liked and user friendly e-commerce web hosting site? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jun 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Starting a startup?

What do you wish you had known before starting your...startup? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on May 30, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I sell a website idea?

I have an idea for a web-based business. How do I sell it? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on May 24, 2010 - 12 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

How do you market a new blog?

How do you market a new blog? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Apr 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Is this a good route for a freelance business? Or should I look for a 9 to 5 job? Or pursue both?

Is it a good idea for a freelance web designer to work through a middleman? I have someone, a family member, let's just call him "Alfred", who has made a business proposition with me. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Feb 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Cool, easy tattoo parlor website template?

What should I use to set up a simple, cool-looking small business site for a non-techy friend? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Dec 19, 2009 - 6 answers

How to split business ownership fairly?

How should my business partner and I split the ownership and income of our start up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Web template for cleaning business?

Where can I find simple, yet professional and elegant web template/ Wordpress theme for cleaning business? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Nov 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Pros & Cons of bringing web development in-house?

Pros & Cons of bringing web development in-house? [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning on Oct 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me become a web savvy mogul superstar! (on a budget) :)

I'm about to start some new business ventures and my current web host has not been doing a very good job so I want to switch while things are still small. Helllp! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 2, 2008 - 7 answers

What is an editorial plan?

What's an editorial plan? Do topic-focused weblogs (like the Gawker Media ones) have one? How do they work out what sort of content goes on their blog? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2008 - 3 answers

How to stop torrents at work?

I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)? My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore. It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok on Aug 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

What's the best approach to take with the a lead software developer after being left holding the ball? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2008 - 5 answers

What email service does your company use?

What email service does your company use? The small company I work for (10 employees and growing quickly) uses GoDaddy now, primarily for historical reasons, and it's pretty terrible. Any recommendations for enterprise email services?
posted by x41-pbj on Mar 24, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I fend off the boss with data while I do my job of building a great website?

What kind of web stats can I provide my bosses, to satisfy their hunger for "measurable stats" but avoid going down a rathole and losing focus? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2008 - 10 answers

web-based business

I have an idea for a web-based business and not only need a web page but a program to keep track of units/credits, no money involved. It would involve marketing/advertising which I have experience in but no experience in computer programming. Where do I go from here?
posted by bethrossrn on Jun 21, 2007 - 6 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

Where can I find some good "arguments" online for paying more for web design?

I'm looking for factual arguments to my boss that paying good money for a good website is worthwhile. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 18, 2006 - 11 answers

How does the trademark system work?

I run a small local computer repair business. I have a website and i have acquired a DBA (assumed name) in the name that i use for my business. the problem is that my website, lets call it computer repair man for example, i own THECOMPUTERREPAIRMAN.com. the site without the word "the" infront of it is taken by someone else. If they havent trademarked "computer repairman" can I? Or if they were using it first without TM do they still have the rights to it? If they have already done it, can i trademark "the computer repairman"? How else can i protect my companies identity??
posted by Bjkokenos on Jan 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Any advice for a would be self-employed web consultant?

I am considering starting up a small (one person) web consulting business, offering web design and development, newsletters, blogs etc. Advice from those with relevant experience would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by pasd on Aug 10, 2005 - 15 answers

Is handing out a business card with your blog on it obnoxious?

Does anyone have their blog on their business card? Have you handed it out in an attempt at networking? What has the response been? Positive? Negative? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Jun 1, 2005 - 8 answers

PayPal me my taxes.

I am running a free Web-based service for friends and acquaintances. Lately, the volume on this service has been growing greatly. The next step is to move the service to a professional host. I am thinking of putting a paypal donation button on the site to help pay for it. Are there any legal or tax issues I need to worry about? Do I need a business license? What if I want to start selling Cafe Press items or running Google ads? I am located in the USA.
posted by Orkboi on Jan 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Where should I advertise my new tech service site?

I am the "neighbourhood geek" where I live, and so end up giving away a lot of free tech support. I am perfectly happy to do so, and now plan to start up my own web site where I dispense knowledge I have recently been asked for to the world. Kinda like "SlashDot... for dummies".
If the site gets sufficiently popular I may place some Google ads on it, but first I need to get my site "out there" and so I need to advertise, which I am willing to spend a few currency units on. I was going to use Google AdWords, but I'm really useless at picking keywords.
Are there better places to advertise, based on the target audience (non-geeks and wannabe-geeks) of my site?
posted by Mwongozi on Nov 7, 2004 - 3 answers

What should I charge for web design work?

I am in Wisconsin and forming an agreement with a company interested in oursourcing some web design. I'd like to charge a flat fee per project. What is a fair percentage of the profit they make for me to ask for? 40%?
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2004 - 7 answers

Small-business Web Design

When my company discusses web design service with potential clients, they generally *always* balk and get ornery about the cost. Most of the time, we're working for small businesses, so understandably, $5-$10k is a substantial chunk of change for people to shell out. We don't get upset when we lose bids for being too expensive because we've always been taught that compromising our rate is not the solution... you simply can't meet everyone's budget. That being said, we turn away enough people who expect websites to cost $500-$1500 that I think there might be a market supportive enough to create solutions for. [come inside, won'tcha?] [more inside]
posted by Hankins on May 13, 2004 - 37 answers

How to acquire clients for a new web design business focusing on Flash design?

I want to start a web design business focusing primarily on Flash design, but I need some tips on how to acquire clients. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by banished on Mar 16, 2004 - 6 answers

Moving Domain Hosts

I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jan 13, 2004 - 7 answers

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