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As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers who are self-employed or involved in the sharing economy to know about free resources that are available to help them with their taxes. Sole proprietors and independent contractors can get helpful information from the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.


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U.S. Federal Government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses. Here are five steps to get started as a contractor: Qualifying as a Small Business You may take it for granted that your company is a "small business". The distinction is important if you wish to register for government contracting as a small business. Determine Your NAICS Code


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Small Business Saturday is over, but it’s not the only opportunity for local small businesses to capture customers’ dollars this holiday season. Whether you’re a retailer, restaurateur or own a service business such as a hair salon, there are plenty of opportunities to market your biz for holidays. Here are 22 ideas to get you started.


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I recently had the honor and great pleasure of participating in the Washington, D.C. portion of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (OCCI) Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) Mission – part of a week-long effort to inspire an HFC conversation around ideas that not only have a positive economic impact, but also hold broader implications for our communities and our planet.