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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How much traction would you say on average your business is getting these days? If the answer is not much, can you afford too much longer to be in such a position? One of the dangers when your business falls on deaf ears, is that competitors will tak
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The voting deadline for the 20th Idea Cafe Grant was extended by a month. The deadline extension will give everyone one more opportunity to vote for their favorite business idea. The voting closes on midnight, September 1st and the winner will be announced on September 5th.
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Idea Cafe is celebrating our Birthday! We've been live online since August 15, 1995! We've been gutsy, inventive and rebellious - just like you, our audience! So raise a glass for Idea Cafe... and for yourself! Have fun in your work, and in your life! Cheers!