What is an Employer Identification Number?

The Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also referred to as the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Federal Tax Identification Number. An EIN is used to identify a business entity. An EIN is a designated nine-digit number that identifies your firm or company in various business interactions. The IRS will assign the EIN in

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A New Way of Catching Tuna

Whole Foods is changing the way fishermen catch tuna in an effort to save other marine life. The national grocery chain is establishing new guidelines and policies for capturing tuna. The new guidelines require fish suppliers to catch tuna in ways that minimize the risk of killing non-edible sea animals. This will keep other types

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Preparing Your Business for Tax Season

The tax man comes every year around April 15th, and it is important to keep abreast of tax laws that impact your business. Tax season is a stressful time for any business owner, but you can make the tax season less taxing if you allow your business law attorney to help you. Your business attorney

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Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified foods are on every grocery shelf in the nation, but consumers may not be aware of their existence because there are no labels on foods that let buyers know they are eating them. Some people strongly believe genetically modified foods are detrimental to the health of humans. Genetically modified foods are biologically altered

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The concept of foodscaping is growing in popularity, and more people are starting to embrace this new trend of growing food. Foodscaping is the integration of edible foods into your home landscape design. You can grow healthy, sustainable food and enjoy an attractive landscape around your house at the same time. It can be a

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Starting Your Business with the Help of the SBA

If you are thinking of starting a business, the experts say that your business has a 50-50 chance of surviving five years. Starting a business may seem simple, but keeping the doors open to attract customers may present a mountain of challenges for a startup. One is not really in business until he or she

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How to Protect Customer Information

Millions of consumers are put at risk when companies lose control of their personal data and information. In fact, the FTC recently made settlements with companies for not protecting sensitive data including Social Security numbers. Personal information such as social security numbers should always be encrypted. Companies should follow the guidelines created by the Federal

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Diversity in Agriculture and Food Production

Attracting more minorities and veterans to the farming and food industry has gotten easier with the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program. The program enables community organizations and others to work directly with minority groups to help them buy,

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IP and Your Business

A company’s intellectual property is a valuable asset to a business. It can significantly increase a firm’s net worth, and it can be a tool used to attract potential investors to the company. When a company experiences a violation or theft of its intellectual property, the company can file a lawsuit against the perpetrators. Copyrights,

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The History and Evolution of Organic Foods

Organic foods are nothing new. Your grandparents and great grandparents probably grow up with organic foods. We are now just hearing more about them in the news and latest food trends. Prior to World War II, all crops were organic. Farmers and food producers used natural methods to nurture the soil and control pests. After

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