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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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Profit and Sales Projections for Business Plans

Small Business ExpertBelly up to the bar and listen in while guest biz consultant, Kent Capener, explains how to nail down those profit and sales projections for your biz plan.

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Digital Marketing: 3 Basic Business Campaigns to Jumpstart Your Online Presence

It’s hard to create an online presence these days. The swell of affordable technology and software makes it feasible for anyone to produce near-professional quality photos, audio and video. You’re seemingly competing against everyone in the world

How to Create a Killer Blog for Your Auto Mechanic Shop

If it's starting to feel like everyone and every business has a blog nowadays, that's because the majority do. Blogging has become not just a trend, but among the hottest trends out there. Students are blogging about their educational adventures, par

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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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