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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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Small Business ExpertCustomers today expect "pizza delivery" service -- fast and fresh. So as a professional biz owner, do you rush your work or stick to your standards? See what our expert says in

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Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Mullenweg, Mike Kittredge, Michael Dell, Fred DeLuca… You’ve likely heard these names before. Zuckerberg, the guy who went from building a messaging program for his father’s dental practice to changing the way the entire w

Little Known Ways to Find New Prospects on LinkedIn

Like a chocolate factory is a gold mine to kids, LinkedIn is a gold mine to professionals looking to generate new leads in their business.   With over 756 million registered users and 50 million company pages, LinkedIn is the largest business di

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And the recipient of the Entrepreneur of 2021 Award is ...

Important News for Small BusinessWe are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, the winner of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award is Linette Ramos de Soto Owner of Breads & Threads Handmade

She competed against 52 entrepreneurs from across the country and her win was definitely well-deserved. She got 211 votes in the voting stage and emerged as the winner.

Jan. 31= Your Deadline for 1099s

Important News for Small BusinessBy 1/31 you must mail Form 1099s to each independent contractor you paid over $600 to last year. 1099s are special magnetic forms you can't download online, so don't delay requesting them. Get the whole picture and step-by-step details in Idea Cafe's Small Business Tax Center:

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