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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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What Does Bonding Mean for a Small Business?

Small Business ExpertIf you're thinking of providing a professional service, should you be bonded? Peter Hupalo expains when it's kosher to be bonded or not in today's

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A business owner must wear many hats in order to be successful. There are employees to manage, financial decisions to be made, budgets to be balanced, and marketing efforts to approve. One thing that often goes unrecognized amidst the business and ch

How to Earn an Income with a Profitable Online Side-Hustle

You might be wondering what a side-hustle is and why you want one. A side-hustle is something that you do to earn money outside of your regular job, bringing you in an additional source of income. While some people are happy to run a side-hustle as a

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