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How Can I Get an EIN for My Business to Open a Bank Account?
Jan10

How Can I Get an EIN for My Business to Open a Bank Account?

Starting a business does require some paperwork, but it is a lot easier than most people realize. You can pay a lawyer or legal document service to do this for you, but filling out the form yourself may be even faster and can save you quite a bit of money. Here’s how to sign up for your own EIN for your business to open a bank account. What is an EIN An EIN is an employer identification number. While that sounds like something...

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Does My Business Need a W-9?
Jan07

Does My Business Need a W-9?

As a freelancer, you will quickly find that there is a lot more to freelancing than creating and submitting a project. In addition to your work, business owners are responsible for all sorts of paperwork, tax filings, and more. One very important part of your business operations and taxes is IRS form W-9. You may find that you are asked for a W-9 from time-to-time, so it is best to understand what this form is, how it works, and when...

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Does Your Business Really Need a Loan?
Jan03

Does Your Business Really Need a Loan?

Business credit can be complicated and expensive, so before rushing out and taking thousands of dollars in business loans, consider whether your business really needs a loan. It is important to look at your business holistically and consider your cash flow, balance sheet, and other factors before applying for or accepting credit. Can You Bootstrap? Before you start racking up business debt, take a look in the mirror for your financing...

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Things You Need to Start Preparing For Tax Season
Dec31

Things You Need to Start Preparing For Tax Season

With the ending of one year comes the beginning of another. It also means it’s time for everyone’s favorite – tax season! I used to freak out every tax season. Before I had an accountant I was trying to do it all on my own. And, while I tend to be a pretty organized person when it comes to this kind of stuff, the reality was I didn’t have any systems in place. My tax season organizational skills also have their...

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7 Steps to Take to Save Your Business During a Divorce
Dec27

7 Steps to Take to Save Your Business During a Divorce

Going through a divorce is a stressful and emotional process on its own. If you are also a business owner, you have even more stress from worrying about what could happen to your business. Luckily, there are steps you can take to save your business during a divorce that will also help relieve some of that stress you may be feeling. 1. Hire a Lawyer You may already have a business lawyer, but you also need to find a divorce lawyer....

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The 6 Stages of Blogging for a Living
Dec24

The 6 Stages of Blogging for a Living

No doubt about it, blogging is becoming mainstream, and the more blogging events pop up around town, the more I get asked about how to get to a stage where you’re actually blogging for a living. The truth is there are several stages. Some of them are tough and some of them are a hell of a good time. The “This is just a hobby” Stage The first stage of blogging for a living is the hobby stage. Most people I encounter started...

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