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News for Small Business 

Although 98% of U.S. companies have under 20 employees, most "business news" ignores them. Here at Idea Cafe, we strive to correct this skew of the news by letting you know what's happening that may affect your small business. And, whenever possible, point you to opportunities to influence pending rules before they are cast in stone.

SBA's Office of Advocacy Welcomes Your Comments on Proposed Regulations
Connie Marshall
The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy collects and represents the views of small business to federal agencies, Congress, and the President. Advance notices of proposed rules have been provided to Business Owners Idea Cafe by Connie Marshall, Regional Advocate with the Office of Advocacy for Region X.
View proposed rules that may affect your business here.

Latest News from the IRS
Internal Revenue Service has recently issued these news bits. Take a look to see if any apply to your personal or business tax situation:
Filing Season Kickoff Fact Sheets.

This Week's Small Business News Briefs from The MicroEnterprise Journal
Dawn Rivers Baker
MicroEnterprise Journal editor-in-chief Dawn Rivers Baker reports on political, economic and market issues affecting small business. To understand what's happening in Congress and other arenas that may impact your company, read the scoop here:
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.Fresh News for Small Business

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