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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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Finding Startup Capital with Credit Problems

Small Business ExpertLillyvette Montalvo, a financial consultant, reviews funding strategies for those who need startup capital, but who have had some credit trouble. Go to

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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

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

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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Ways to Promote Your Business

Promoting your business can be a daunting task, but as many entrepreneurs and business owners know, you must take some time and effort to reach success. It is not always easy for small companies to advertise, but there are a few ways you can consider

Social Media-Focused Marketing Will Skyrocket Returns for Business

In recent years, traditional forms of marketing, such as direct mail and print ads, have begun to decline in popularity. In their place, social media has taken over the marketing field as an invaluable resource for connecting with consumers of all ag

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