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2023 Best States For Black Entrepreneurs

The Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions are fortifying their reputation as the best states for Black entrepreneurs, with the Gulf states of Louisiana and Florida joining their ranks thanks to an increase in Black business creation within their borders. This is the finding from Merchant Maverick’s annual report on the Best States for Black Entrepreneurs.

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Feb 13, 2023 Filed under: Data Reports, Small Business

How To Register As A Minority-Owned Business

“MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified” means your business received official certification as a minority business. This is something that minority-owned businesses can register for to gain access to both financial and professional opportunities. There are multiple organizations nationwide that offer certification. 

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Feb 6, 2023 Filed under: Small Business

Will The IRS Audit ERC Claims?

During an IRS audit, the IRS will notify you of the specific information you need to submit. However, some common documentation that you may be required to submit include payroll records, accounting records, PPP loan forgiveness documentation, and documentation that shows your business was fully or partially shut down by the government or proof of a decline in receipts.

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Feb 2, 2023 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Small Business

5 Unique Business Ideas Right Under Your Nose

Square is a massive ecosystem of scaleable products and services for businesses of any shape and size, including niche business ideas. Square offers eCommerce options, appointment scheduling software, and plans for specific industries like restaurants.

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Jan 26, 2023 Filed under: Small Business

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