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    Jobs ‘ripped out from under us’: LI workers’ stories

    As recently as two weeks ago, they weren’t worried about job security. Then, the virus changed everything.

  • Karen Marvin, owner of South Shore Paddleboards in

    Fire, yes, virus, no: Insurance coverage falls short

    Business interruption insurance, designed to help in a short-term crisis, typically excludes losses due to viruses or bacteria.

  • Ben Jackson of Ben's General Contracting Corp. said

    Most contractors and builders must stop working

    Updated state guidelines say work must stop, with some exceptions, and fines can run $10,000.

  • SBA disabled the portal's online application function on

    Application for disaster loans exposed business owners’ personal data

    U.S. Small Business Administration said victims are being notified individually and offered free credit monitoring for one year.

  • The west building at the worldwide corporate headquarters

    LI company: COVID-19 test kits almost ready to ship

    Hundreds of thousands of 15-minute COVID-19 test kits will be ready to distribute in the United States by Monday, Henry Schein said

  • NY top court: App-based drivers are employees

    The Court of Appeals rules couriers for

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    Small Business Ideas for 2020 – Find 51 of Them Here

    Looking for inspiration to identify the best small business ideas for 2020? With so many business ideas, finding the right one is easier said than done.

    It may seem like all of the good business ideas or the best small business ideas have been taken, but they are not. Most successful small business ideas come from individuals who work for someone else but they believe they can do better. Some might start out as employees or apprentices for other businesses and then gradually build up the skills and experience before they set out on their own.

    With the right idea and determination, anyone can make their dreams of having their own small business come true. We show you how by walking you through:

    Best Business Ideas
    Checklist to Evaluate Business Ideas
    Next Steps

    Best Small Business Ideas

    Here is a list of 51 of the best small business

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    Business Entities | California Secretary of State

    News & Notices, Customer Alerts and Processing Times

    • News & Notices: Get the latest information about changes affecting business conducted with the Business Programs Division.
    • Customer Alerts: Get the latest information about confirmed scams against Californians and businesses in the State of California, and what you can do if you have been a victim of a scam.
    • Get the current processing times for Business Entities and determine which method of submission meets your needs.

    Online Services


    All LLC Statements of Information and the required Statement of Information for most corporations can be submitted electronically using a credit card. PDF copies of imaged business entity documents, including Statements of Information are available for free on the Secretary of State’s Business Search.

    Note: Statements of Information for common interest developments must be submitted on paper, by mail or in person (drop off), at this time.


    The Business Entities Section

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    Business legal definition of business

    The Bell group, instead of being driven from the field, were at once lifted to a higher level in the business world.

    Most of them were well- known business men–the Bradleys, the Saltonstalls, Fay, Silsbee, and Carlton.

    There was a spirit of confidence and enterprise; and the next step, clearly, was to create a business organization.

    Vail, took his seat as General Manager in a tiny office in Reade Street, New York, and the building of the business began.

    Bell invented the telephone; Watson constructed it; Sanders financed it; Hubbard introduced it; and Vail put it on a business basis.

    The new General Manager had, of course, no experience in the telephone business. Neither had any one else.

    So, just as Amos Kendall had left the post office service thirty years before to establish the telegraph business, Theodore N.

    “We have the only original telephone patents,” he wrote;

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    Small and Medium-Size Businesses – Apple

    With the most powerful tools for business, you can solve problems more creatively, complete your tasks more simply, and collaborate with your team like never before. It’s work, only better.

    This is Apple at Work.

    The Apple Store is open for your business. Our team is available to show you how you can take your business paperless, collaborate more seamlessly, and manage your shop more smoothly.

    Find a store near you

    Sign contracts, manage time sheets, handle invoices, and more. It’s paperwork minus the work. And paper.


    Scan and sign documents in a snap.


    Keep everything in one place and access it anywhere.


    Create logs and forms easily.

    GoCanvas is available on the App Store


    Get a client’s signature instantly.

    DocuSign is available on the App Store

    Work together in real time — whether it’s with your team across the table or your vendors across time 

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    Start Your Own Business | USAGov

    Learn how to open your own business, and find programs to help military veterans and minorities get started.

    Start a Business

    Building your own business from the ground up is an exciting opportunity, but it can also be challenging.   

    Follow the 10 steps from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to starting a business. You’ll learn about writing a business plan, determining the legal structure of your business, and more.

    Avoid common mistakes and get advice from experienced small business owners who want to help. Local SBA partner organizations offer free access to mentors and trainers.

    The following tips and checklists can help you with other important parts of the process.

    Business Funding Options

    Learn about a wide range of funding options to help start your business, such as government-guaranteed loans, grants, and other financial assistance.

    Tax Requirements to Start a Business

    It’s important for your business to comply with federal,

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    definition of business by The Free Dictionary

    Noun 1. business - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute itbusiness – a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; “he bought his brother’s business”; “a small mom-and-pop business”; “a racially integrated business concern”
    enterprise – an organization created for business ventures; “a growing enterprise must have a bold leader”
    agency – a business that serves other businesses
    brokerage – the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties
    chain – (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
    business firm, firm, house – the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; “he worked for a brokerage house”
    dealership, franchise – a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company’s goods or services in a particular area
    partnership – the members of a business venture created by contract
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    Business – Wikipedia

    Organization undertaking commercial, industrial, or professional activity

    Business is the activity of making one’s living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services).[1][2][need quotation to verify][3][4] Simply put, it is “any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors.”[5]

    Having a business name does not separate the business entity from the owner, which means that the owner of the business is responsible and liable for debts incurred by the business. If the business acquires debts, the creditors can go after the owner’s personal possessions. A business structure does not allow for corporate tax rates. The proprietor is personally taxed on all income from the business.

    The term is

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    business – AOL Video Search Results


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