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To help you identify what government financing programs may be available to help you start or expand your business, check out the “Access Financing” Wizard from BusinessUSA.

In a few quick steps, this wizard will guide you to government resources to access financing for your business!

eCommerce, The Newest Business Frontier: It's Time To Get Connected

If you have not decided whether the fanfare over conducting business online is hype or reality and are holding off developing a Web site for your enterprise, you could be missing out on a powerful business tool.

The Internet is proving to be a significant business leveler, allowing small and medium-size companies to compete with the giants on the same global playing field.

If you run a business with a physical storefront, collecting sales tax is straightforward. You charge your customers the sales tax required by the jurisdiction where your business is located. For example, if you operate a retail store in Nashville, Tenn., you collect both state and local sales taxes from customers buying merchandise at your store.

But suppose you start selling your products online. Does that mean you charge customers the same sales taxes that you do to those who are coming into your store? It depends.

When to Collect Sales Tax Online

PITTSFIELD – Berkshire County comprised of 931 square miles, is the second largest county in Massachusetts. Census estimates a total population of 126,313 with approximately 135 residents per square mile within this large land mass - creating many economic challenges in a mostly rural county.

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