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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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Lessons Learned on Client Budgets

Small Business ExpertHave your clients ever cried, "This shouldn't cost that much!" Laura Wiegert's been down that road and has some rules of thumb for getting around the budget block when dealing with clients.

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Creating an Appealing Company Brand - It All Starts with A Logo

Once a client becomes a regular, they will have a plethora of memories (both good and bad) to identify your company with. They will see you through the quality of your products, the efficiency of your employees and those small signs of affection and

Brainstorming for your business: Where to start

So, you want to start your own business? This is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly and will undoubtedly require plenty of time, effort, and resources. However, it will enable you to do something you’ve always dreamed of and potentially l

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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.

$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.

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