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Do you need a Tax ID Number?

Date: 05/22/2007 | Category: Business | Author: developers

Many new business owners start out as sole proporietors and are often confused as to whether or not they need to obtain a federal employer tax identification number (EIN) for their business.   The answer depends on whether or not you plan on hiring employees.  If you are going to have employees, you need one.  If you don’t expect to hire employees,…

Health Insurance Options for the Self-Employed

Date: 05/21/2007 | Category: Business | Author: developers

Many people often hesitate about starting their own business for fear that they will not have good health insurance coverage or that it simply won’t be affordable.  Therefore, it wouldn’t be too surprising to believe that many of the estimated 40 million Americans who don’t have health insurance, are probably entrepreneurs or people employed at small companies. If you are concerned about health…

A Few Don’ts When Networking

Date: 05/18/2007 | Category: Business | Author: developers

Most marketing gurus will tell you that there is are definite merits to networking.  Traditional networking performed through groups/organizations and online social networking venues, such as MySpace, are based on the same general premise of giving rather than taking.  What’s that mean?  That when you network, you aren’t looking to sell your products/services, but to provide value to others. Networking opportunities can provide you with powerful…

Small Business Time Management Resources

Date: 05/17/2007 | Category: Business | Author: developers

Time management is always a must for a busy small business owner given the number of different hats most of us have to wear in any given day.  I for one am always interested in finding new ways to manage my time and business more effeciently.  With that in mind, I ran across three products that caught my interest: Need…

Hopefully a chance for small business owners with E-2 visa to become residents?

Date: 05/16/2007 | Category: Business | Author: developers

A MUST READ FOR ANY E-2 VISA HOLDER A press release and information as received from Congresswoman Heather Wilson’s office. This should excite every E2 holder, but what now becomes crucial is making contact with every Congress representative throughout the US wherever your business is located..Ideally you need to speak with the person who handles “immigration” issues, alert them to…

Workplace Bullies…a growing problem

Date: | Category: Business | Author: developers

Workplace bullies are becoming a growing problem.  Not just for the colleagues that have to work with them, but for employers as well.  Workplace bullies can cost employers by demeaning and de-energizing employees leading to drops in overall productivity, employee absenteeism, increased rates of employee disability and stress-related illnesses and even lost customers. According to a recently released Employment Law survey,…