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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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Working alone at home? Looking for new ideas or ways to juggle work & family demands? Come on over to the Working at Home forum and see how others are dealing with the same issues. CyberSchmooz

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Belly up to the Financial Feasts table and talk turkey about money... what to look for, where & how? All money talk is fair game. CyberSchmooz

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Best Ways To Expand Your Business’s Online Presence

Now more than ever before, the marketplace is truly globalized. Thanks to the advent of Web 2.0, geographic limitations no longer constrain the savvy entrepreneur. Indeed, the internet may well be the great equalizer, democratizing enterprises and pu

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Voting Deadline Extended

Important News for Small BusinessThe 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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Happy Birthday to Idea Cafe!

Important News for Small BusinessIdea 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!

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