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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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Home-Based Craft Business Advice

Small Business ExpertGot a "crafty" nature? Start your at-home craft biz with help from biz expert Liz Folger, in this week's

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How to Submit an Article to Idea Cafe

Now you can demonstrate your business wisdom by posting your own article in our CyberSchmooz forum! CyberSchmooz

Show Me the Money!

Belly up to the Financial Feasts table and talk turkey about money... what to look for, where & how? All money talk is fair game. CyberSchmooz

Join the Buzz on the Perks (and Jerks) of Running a Small Biz.

Working alone at home? Looking for new ideas or ways to juggle work & family demands? Come on over to the Working at Home forum and see how others are dealing with the same issues. CyberSchmooz

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Marketing News: 2018 Will Be the Year for Disruptive Marketing Trends

Every year marketing trends see some amount of change, and that is to be expected. As technology advances and consumer interests evolve, marketing strategies need to follow suit. In order to reach consumers, it is vital to reach them on their level.

How to Get Reviews That Validate Your Company & Bring in More Customers

Reviews are an excellent way to bring more customers in to your business. However, actually getting reviews is harder than it sounds. Good reviews validate your business. They add to your reputation and entice new customers to give you a try. These a

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$1,000 Small Business Grant Now Open for Applications

Important News for Small BusinessIdea Cafe is pleased to announce the beginning of a new Grant campaign in honor of all forward-thinking businesses.

The 19th Small Business Grant will award $1,000.00 in cash, a total of $1,500 in advertising credits and tons of free publicity.

No matter whether your business idea is ground-breaking or a simple, but yet creative solution to an everyday problem, we would like to hear about it.

Entrepreneur of 2017 - Enter for your chance to shine!

Important News for Small BusinessAre you breaking the rules? Changing the game? Generally being brilliant? Then you may be one of the trailblazers who inspired others with ideas, leadership and accomplishment. This award is your opportunity for global recognition. Enter for your chance to shine!

If you're an entrepreneur looking to get recognition or know a person running a business who deserves admiration, don't hesitate to nominate them NOW.

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