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Unveiling the Shadows: Dr. Melissa-Sue John Sheds Light on Book Banning

Unveiling the Shadows: Dr. Melissa-Sue John Sheds Light on Book Banning

Dr. Melissa-Sue John's virtual presentation at Woodbury Public Library on Feb 20, 2024, explored the multifaceted issue of book banning, sparking a crucial conversation on its global prevalence and impact. From defining banned books to addressing motivations and solutions, the event emphasized intellectual freedom, diversity, and the need for open dialogue, fostering community engagement and collective responsibility. The presentation encourages reflection on preserving the right to access diverse ideas, highlighting the library's commitment to critical conversations shaping our understanding of literature and freedom.

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Paying sales taxes in CT

Paying sales taxes in CT

I am not a tax professional, but I can provide some general information. It's important to consult with a tax professional or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services for advice tailored to your specific situation. Department of Revenue Services. 450 Columbus Blvd. Suite 1. Hartford CT 06103. Phone Number: 860-297-5962  In Connecticut, the sales tax generally applies to the sale of tangible personal property, which includes books. However, there are exemptions for certain nonprofit organizations and charitable activities. If your business involves selling books in Connecticut, but you donate all the revenue to a qualifying nonprofit or for a charitable purpose,...

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Guess what? Lauren Simone Publishing House is B Corp Certified!!

Guess what? Lauren Simone Publishing House is B Corp Certified!!

On January 10, 2024, Lauren Simone Publishing House received an email from B Corp congratulating them on completing the most comprehensive stage of the B Corp certification review process. After signing the B Corp Agreement, the declaration of independence, and an annual certification fee, we are official!!! By becoming a Certified B Corp, we are joining over 8,200 other B Corps in 161 industries and 95 countries around the world.

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A Step-by-Step Guide on Submitting a Beneficial Ownership Information Report

A Step-by-Step Guide on Submitting a Beneficial Ownership Information Report

The process of submitting a Beneficial Ownership Information Report involves several key steps: Understanding Regulations: Comprehend local laws regarding disclosure requirements and deadlines. Identifying Beneficial Owners: Determine who qualifies as a beneficial owner based on ownership or control criteria. Gathering Information: Collect detailed data on beneficial owners, including personal and ownership details. Compiling Documentation: Gather supporting documents like IDs, address proofs, and ownership agreements. Using Online Platforms: Utilize available online platforms for streamlined submissions. Completing Forms: Accurately fill out the necessary forms and review for accuracy. Review and Verification: Double-check information and documents for consistency and compliance. Timely Submission: Ensure submission within specified deadlines to avoid penalties. Maintaining Records: Regularly update ownership information as changes occur. Seek Professional Assistance: Consult experts for guidance if facing complexities or uncertainties. Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with regulatory changes for ongoing compliance. By following these steps diligently, businesses can ensure compliance with beneficial ownership reporting, contributing to transparency and ethical business practices.

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TEN STEPS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS: Research, review, prepare, write, follow instructions, budget, seek feedback, submit, follow up, and wait.

TEN STEPS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS: Research, review, prepare, write, follow instructions, budget, seek feedback, submit, follow up, and wait.

Applying for grants involves several steps to increase your chances of securing funding. Here is a general guide on how to apply for grants: Research Grant Opportunities: Identify grants that align with your business's goals, industry, and project needs. Use databases, government websites, and networking to find suitable grant opportunities. Review Grant Requirements: Carefully read the eligibility criteria, guidelines, deadlines, and any specific requirements outlined by the grant provider. Ensure your business meets all the criteria before proceeding. Prepare Necessary Documents: Gather all required documentation, which may include a business plan, project proposal, financial statements, tax information, resumes, letters of...

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