I started the Marketing proposal last year and it was shut down a few months ago because it didn’t get 10 votes on 40 questions within a year (got 26 I think). I believe the problem with starting business related topics on StackExchange is that there are too few business people who know what Stackexchange is and or use it regularly. Also they are often not interested in learning about it either. Topics that make it through Area51 are often either hobby or not work related, or have a technical aspect to it.
I believe we need to gather the major business expert areas into one proposal to gain enough support for a non-technical business topic on StackExchange. We need something like StackOverflow for business people to get business people engaged. That is why I have proposed the general "Business" proposal now on Area51.
Does anyone agree with me or have I started yet another doomed business proposal on Area51? :)
(Also, on second thought, I should have named the proposal BusinessOverflow)
Edit: I see Business more as a multi skilled field with many specialities. For example in business school people studying marketing also learns accounting and vice versa. This is absolutely necessary because the different specialities effect one another so directly.
There are many people working with a mix of several business fields and many of the true problems in business occurs exactly where two specialities meet. For example: Marketing if often held back by accounting/finance because marketing requires long term investment. although the long term return of these investments are often incredible hard to show (account for). The result is that that short term price that accounting/finance can easily argue against often wins due to lac of proof from marketers.
So a combined Q&S site for multiple specialities within business would actually closer resemble the true business environment and challenges. This would also produce more balanced answers as both marketers and accountants can answer questions that revolves around an issue that has more than one side to it.