While perusing through the Small business Watchdog blog this morning, I came across this post on a delay for the new Form I-9 rule. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office announced that recent changes to the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) have been delayed for a comment period until April 3rd. On and after this date, employers will need to start using the new form when verifying employees. All employers are required to verify an employee's eligibility to work in the United States. Within three days of...
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Lately, sustainability and green business has been a hot topic amongst small businesses. By conserving energy, not only do small businesses reduce their carbon footprint, but also reduce their energy consumption and their operating costs. In our monthly Idea Exchange, where we pose questions to the Community about various topics, as well as the content, features or services provided by Business.gov, we asked members to;Share Your Energy Saving Tips- Her-s what our members had to say about how they greened their small business: Environmentally...
In our monthly Idea Exchange, we pose questions to the community about various topics, as well as the content, features or services provided by Business.gov. In most recent Idea Exchange, we wanted existing business owners to tell us lessons they learned since starting their business so we asked 'What is the one thing you wish you knew BEFORE you started your business?' User feedback shows us that when a person first thinks about starting a business, they tend to refer to checklists, like Business.gov's 10 Steps to Starting a Business...
For MaryAnn Shank, entrepreneurship is in her blood. She started her first of several businesses in the 1980s and currently runs BusinessFinance-One Inc. out of her home in California. She is also a business plan writer, a web coach, and a blogger While managing her online business full time, Ms. Shank is an active member of the Business.gov Community. She often shares tips on starting a business and business writing as BusPlanMaster. In this interview, Ms. Shank talks about her passion for entrepreneurship and advises others to start only...
Have you ever wanted updates on business news, events and current issues from across federal and state government? Have you visited the business.gov website only to wonder what's new and when more pages would appear? With all the other blogs out that give advice about small business for business owners, the Business Gateway team decided that it was time to introduce a blog that will keep business owners in the loop about what is happening on the Business.gov site and across government. In the Loop, will feature blog posts about...
They say it takes a village to raise a child; we say it takes a community to run a small business. If you haven't already visited, or if you've visited but haven't had a chance to look around, we'd like to introduce you to the
Glenna Tooman has been in the wedding and event planning business in Idaho for over a decade. She left her banking job in 1998 to start her small business, Memory Makers Event Planning, LLC. Today, she splits her time between running her small business out of her home, working part time at Idah;s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and contributing articles and blogs to various print and online publications. In the Business.gov Community, Ms. Tooman is better known as BizResearcher. She has accumulated the highest number of kudos...
One of the newest features on Business.gov is embedded videos. You can now view videos on various small business topics on a growing number of our pages, including a new, 13-part video series on business planning. Small Business Videos from Across the Government In June, we shared our plans to launch videos on Business.gov. Since then, we've rolled out ten embedded videos on a variety of small business topics. These videos are sourced exclusively from other government web sites and are stored on our YouTube channel. You can also...
Check out the IRS to find information on the business provisions of the economic stimulus payments of 2008. Information includes frequent questions, publications, and videos. Also, not sure how much your stimulus check was for last year. Use this IRS tool to find out your 2008 Stimulus Payment amount. Message Edited by ZanetaB on 02-16-2009 04:58 PM
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