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Kimberly-Clark Announces Program to Fund Business Ideas from Entrepreneurial Moms

May 27, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Huggies, a Kimberly-Clark Company, launched its new site called last month.  This site was created to inspire business minded moms to submit new business ideas for the opportunity to receive up to $250,000 in capital and resources to bring their ideas to market.  While gathering new business ideas is the key focus of this outreach, strengthening relationships with its customers is also a projected result. 

Women entrepreneurs are increasingly populating the market with innovative business ideas.  According to research the National Association of Women Business Owners, 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008.  Only a small percentage of these firms were funded with venture capital.  With the venture capital funding program that Kimberly-Clark is offering, entrepreneurial moms will be given opportunity to properly fund their business startups and legally protect their innovative ideas.  This may be the solution that many are looking for.It’s a win-win for both Kimberly-Clark and Momtrepreneurs.  So moms, get your ideas and submit them for your chance to turn your idea into a successful reality without tapping into your children’s college fund.  For more information on this opportunity, visit the Kimberly Clark website. 

IRS Host Local Small Business Seminars May 15 2010

May 3, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide Open House on Saturday May 15 to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems.

Two hundred IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country will open on Saturday, May 15, to provide help to small business owners and individual taxpayers dealing with notices and payments, return preparation and a variety of other tax issues. Each office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. local time.  Virginia offices are listed below.  Other office locations may click here.

Bailey’s Crossroads: 5205 Leesburg Pike, Rm. 200
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

Fredericksburg: 1320 Central Park Blvd., Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton: 903 Enterprise Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666

Norfolk: 200 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Richmond: 400 N Eighth St
Richmond, VA 23219

Roanoke: 210 1st St. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011

IRS e-news on business start up costs

February 17, 2010 by · Comments Off
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There is a special tax treatment for expenses you incur before you actually begin business operations.

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