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Federal Tax Identification Launches New Live Chat Feature

Taxes are a complex process for both individuals and businesses. Each registered business entity is given a unique, nine digit tax number for identification, called an EIN or FIEN. Federal Tax Identification provides businesses an easy way to file for an EIN number online. The site has now integrated a live chat feature that allows clients to instantly get help with the ss-4 form.

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A Clean Sweep on Maid Service Biz Idea

Small Business ExpertMaid service franchise idea gets a thorough washing by Cheryl Demas, our WAHM expert. Good tips for anyone thinking about buying a franchise. Get the scoop at

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It is Time to Get Your Votes In! Support Your Small Business Idol NOW

Important News for Small BusinessThe voting stage of the 20th Idea Cafe's Grant officially has just started. We are thrilled to present the semi-finalists who will compete for your vote this month.

Voting is a piece of cake and will only take you a minute. Come and meet out semi-finalists, find out where they're located, what their business does, how they'll use the Grant AND (very important!) how they will "pay it forward" to help others in some way. Then cast your vote for who you think deserves to be at the finale.

And, if you really want your favorite small business "idol" to win, you can encourage your friends to vote for them too... they just need to be a at Idea Cafe in order to cast a vote. Note: only one vote per Regular!)

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