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2018

June

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Micro Business: Preparing for success (Chinese).

開創一個很小──或是微型──企業,可能會成為日後長期專業化以及財務成功的關鍵。但是由於很多企業無法在開始幾年後繼續維持下去,所以個人想成為一位企業家的決定絕非易事。這本指南對於計劃創業之過程,以及如何達到微型企業成功目標均有詳盡解說,內容包括:成本/盈利估算、資金籌備、確認法律及專業運作所需項目(如保險、簿記、業務建議等等),以及在互聯網營業之相關事宜。

Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet.

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Just Say No to Scams A guide to protecting yourself from liars, cheats and crooks.

Scammers cheat unsuspecting consumers out of millions of dollars each year, but there are ways to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. This guide will help consumers understand how crooks reel in their prey, recognize and evade scam attempts, and learn about scam prevention and reporting resources.

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Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips) Quick tips for protecting yourself from fraud.

The Just Say No to Scams “quick tips” sheet provides consumers with the basics of recognizing the signs of a scam, understanding how to protect themselves and knowing where they can learn more.

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Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud.

This compendium of widely perpetrated scams provides details about how common scams are carried out, how consumers can avoid them, and where to report different types of scam attempts. It is intended for use with the “Just Say No to Scams” consumer guide.

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Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities.

This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on recognizing and avoiding scams. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

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Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides.

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Just Say No to Scams’” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

April

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Micro business: Preparing for success (Spanish).

El abrir una pequeña empresa o microempresa puede ser la clave del éxito profesional y financiero a largo plazo. Pero dado que muchas empresas no pasan de los primeros años, convertirse en empresario no es una decisión a la ligera. Esta guía explica el proceso de planificación y lanzamiento de una microempresa, desde la estimación de costos y ganancias y la búsqueda de financiamiento hasta la identificación de requisitos legales y profesionales (seguros, teneduría de libros, asesoramiento comercial, etc.) y el comercio por Internet.

March

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Micro Business: Preparing for success (Vietnamese).

Bắt đầu bằng một doanh thương nhỏ - hay tiểu thương- có thể là chìa khoá dẫn đến một doanh thương chuyên nghiệp lâu bền và phát đạt. Nhưng vì có nhiều doanh thương không sống nổi sau năm năm, vì thế muốn trở thành một thương nhân, quý vị cần có quyết định nghiêm túc. Bản hướng dẫn này giải thích về tiến trình hoạch định và khai trương một doanh thương nhỏ, từ ước tính phí tổn/thâu nhập và tìm nguồn tiền trợ giúp đến hiểu biết về các nhu cầu pháp lý và chuyên gia (bảo hiểm, kế toán, cố vấn thương mại, v.v.) và buôn bán trên mạng điện toán.

Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet.

February

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Job Training Programs Quiz.

Use this game to help teach groups of learners about the pitfalls of for-profit job training programs and the advantages of other options.

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Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2019 Tax Year) (Vietnamese) Người làm lương ít có thể nhận lại thuế liên bang EITC.

Tiền được trả về từ thuế thâu nhập EITC (The Earned Income Tax Credit) giúp những người lao động và gia đình của họ có mức thâu nhập thấp nhận thêm tiền thuế trả về khi họ khai thuế liên bang. Nội dung ấn bản này bao gồm các quy định cho mùa thuế 2019.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2019 tax year.

 

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