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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 ExpertPeter Hupalo explains how to issue and pay for your corporate shares and maintain corporate control as your small business grows. Fresh brew in

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Three Ways to Hone Your Business Communication Strategy in 2019

The dawn of a new year is the perfect time to take a good look at your business’ communication strategy. You can reflect on your past strategy, create a plan for change and get everyone on board for the transition. Maybe you made even more progress

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We live in the era of innovation, when the vast majority of the world is embracing a forward-looking mindset and startups flourish around every corner. In such a blossoming environment, it makes perfect sense for you as an aspiring entrepreneur to ac

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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:

$1,000 Small Business Grant: Applications Deadline Extended

Important News for Small BusinessThe application deadline for the 19th Idea Cafe Grant was extended till 21st of January. This way we will give everyone one last opportunity to register for the Grant.

The 19th Small Business Grant will award $1,000 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.

Last Chance to Vote for Entreprenuer of 2017

Important News for Small BusinessThere is only one day left before the voting round closes. Come and cast your vote for the entrepreneur who most deserves this prestigious award.

And the recipient of the Entrepreneur of 2018 Award is ...

Important News for Small BusinessWe are thrilled to announce the winner of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award - Lawrence Rein, owner of All About MUSIC School

Congratulations to Lawrence who competed against 184 entrepreneurs from all across the United States. He received a total of 414 votes in the voting stage and naturally emerged as the winner. Get the full scoop on his well deserved win.

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