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Small business news from around the web: April 1 – 5, 2019

Written on Apr 2, 2019

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting small business news items from around the web.

IRS revises EIN application process; seeks to enhance security

As part of its ongoing security review, the IRS announced that starting May 13 only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the “responsible party” on the application.

What may be ahead for small businesses

The small business sector has come through the first quarter of 2019 in, for the most part, reasonably good condition. But conversations with observers who follow the sector and readings of various surveys indicate clouds on the horizon. Maybe.

Don't hate, appreciate: Socially responsible small businesses win millennials

Today’s millennials expect companies – including small businesses – to have a social, as well as a business mission. Whether you want millennials as customers or employees, you better think about how your business affects the world.

UK: Small business is suffering a squeeze

The SME’s of the UK have been squeezed today as new costs and tax reporting requirements kick in. No wonder, April 1st has been dubbed “Blue Monday”.

Tech Corner – MoviePass co-founder is using facial recognition to get you “free” movie tickets – with a catch

The days of simply going to a movie theater and paying for a ticket may soon be over. Viewers sit through 15 – 20 minutes of ads – just like a movie trailer, right? Wrong. A company wants to utilize facial recognition and track how much attention you’re paying to each ad.