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How is this different from Freelancing?

Freelancing is being self-employed working for different companies and not being committed to a specific employer except under temporary contract. That is a very different from the problems of ...
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Spend Your Votes Wisely

No, vote honestly. Determining the scope is the most crucial part of creating a healthy SE community. (And the part where the old site failed, I think.)
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10 votes
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Why are proposals for a site on startup businesses being closed on sight these days?

After two iterations in this subject space, we ultimately had to close TWO sites on this topic. We worked hard to keep the second site open with many initiatives to keep it going. During the second ...
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Spend Your Votes Wisely

Please ask your questions wisely Most people are aware that they have a limited number of votes and therefore they have to choose. The problem is, if you have a few good questions, and a lot of crap, ...
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Excel Stack Exchange

I agree that the Excel questions are maybe not a main subject of SuperUser, and only the programming (VBA) questions are on topic on StackOverflow. However wouldn't it be better to generalize this ...
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Wht do you think about Polls.SE?

Creating a site like this that actually works would require that SE recode how the voting system works entirely... polls should not let you up and down vote a poll item and (arguably) you should only ...
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4 votes
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Bar and Restaurant Science

After many years of struggling with this subject, we recently closed our site for small business startups (which included the challenges for bar and restaurant entrepreneurship) due to long-declining ...
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Real number of proposals not rendering

Each tab only shows the proposals that belong under that sort (hot proposals, beta sites, launched sites, etc). If you take a look at the Professional category (for example), you'll noticed that every ...
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Is anyone interested in starting a Q&A site for Sole Proprietor?

Unfortunately, after almost four years of hosting this subject, we recently closed our Startups site due to long-declining interest and ultimately lack of support. Sorry I do not have better news for ...
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Why are proposals for a site on startup businesses being closed on sight these days?

I wasn't here for the first iteration of Startup Business, but for Startups, it failed to attract a sustainable community. Instead, people would show up, ask a question, and leave once they got their ...
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Should "Immigration" be renamed "US Immigration"?

No; there is no reason to narrow the scope of this proposal to US only. The tag line could/should be expanded or edited to be less US centric.
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Are (professional) non-technical business proposal doomed from the start?

I think there is a flaw in trying to form a cohesive community around a group of failed proposals simply by piling them together. When you start trying to connect disparage groups under on umbrella, I ...
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Proposal to increase the scope from 'Startup Business' to 'Business' or some other larger scope

I think that this question is very related to the currently pending public beta and the definition of a startup. I think focusing on startups only (and even only technical startups as suggested in ...
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What types of startups will qualifiy for discussion?

Just to be completely clear - this is a StackExchange proposal for a site, its not the site itself yet. That said, its the purpose of these Area51 proposals to define the scope of the site that might ...
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Widen scope of "Startup Business" to "Small Business"?

+1 Good idea. But I think it was how the OnStartups(+) site was practically used. It's similar to the Freelancers, which are also for small enterpreneurs, those who are not hiring people and are ...
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Won't there be a lot of localization that makes a huge difference?

I think this site needs to be more on Models, Marketing, Sales, Financial Models etc. It is about growing your startup and not asking questions that should be answered by a lawyer or accountant. Hence ...
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Won't there be a lot of localization that makes a huge difference?

It's just like a StackOveflow, where only a very limited amount of 'generic' questions need not be tagged with language/technology, I expect some number of 'open-ended' and 'general' questions about ...
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I just started a staging - Have a caustic follower - Where can I find moderation controls?

Welcome to Stack Exchange! SE sites offer a variety of moderation controls, but at this point in your proposal's life cycle, pretty much all moderation is going to go through the company's Community ...
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Widen scope of "Startup Business" to "Small Business"?

Have to agree with Clay here to broaden only slightly. A startup business by definition is certainly a more attractive place to be on. I do think that marketing, sales, accounting and HR will come ...
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Widen scope of "Startup Business" to "Small Business"?

Broaden it but only slightly: Businesses searching for a scalable repeatable business model. That gets at the core of what I think a lot of people mean by "startup", which has less to do with general ...
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Proposal for new Real Estate Stack Exchange site

If you have a community organized and ready to build this site, then go for it. How can I propose a new site? But please do not skip the requirement to find and organize a community to build your ...
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StackExchange about Brands

Without having seen the proposal, it would almost certainly be closed as not viable. Sites are typically scoped around a specific community with an expertise in a specific area of study or interest. A ...
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English Language Learners [in Japanese]

Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting proposals for non-English sites — See Internationalization 'State of the Stack'
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New Proposal for the topic of "Scentsy Consultants Q&A"

Unfortunately, we really don't host sites for individual teams as your post seems to suggest. Stack Exchange was created to host Q&A site for larger fields of expertise as a whole to create a ...
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Proposal to increase the scope from 'Startup Business' to 'Business' or some other larger scope

I am actually of the opinion to reduce its scope. Small business forums and Q&A sites are all over the web. They consist of people starting up everything from news agents to web design firms and ...
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International and National Standards

Is anyone actually an expert in standards? There may be experts in specific fields or genres of standards. For example, most programmers are going to be well-acquainted with ANSI Standard C, ANSI SQL,...
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Which site for practical business Q&A?

Would a proposal like this be more in line with what you suggest? http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107383/organisational-improvement
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