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Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF APRIL 7

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Today the Moon is Void Of Course, but that’s no excuse to ignore your New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve made new goals, see this as an opportunity to focus on one new change. Madame G recommends slow and consistent effort. Instead of making huge goals aim to be a good person, enjoy family, or feel rich. What’s your...

Smart startup: Know the rules

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Starting a business in New Mexico involves securing a tax reporting number and federal income tax ID. Beyond those basics, some business owners need special permits to serve food or alcohol or to operate in industries that are subject to heightened regulation.

The business owner is responsible for knowing what permissions are required.

WHERE TO START

Most New Mexico businesses pay gross receipts, compensating and withholding taxes, which means they need to obtain a Combined Reporting System (CRS) number from the Taxation and Revenue Department. Businesses use this number to report and pay the state, county and local taxes they collect on behalf of multiple taxing authorities.

To pay...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF March 31

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The Sun is firmly in Aries. This encourages a strong sense of self-assertion. BOLD, is your middle name. You’ll find action speaks louder than words, especially as a First Quarter Moon flares on April 3. The combination may strike a match on your passions, for good and evil. Madame G suggests you temper angry outbursts and have a little fun. Take action now.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The Sun is Aries. Your time is now. You’ll face a few obstacles and you’ll be triumphant. The best course is, to take action, obliterate obstacles, and torpedo towards your destiny. Even if you’re $3000 PC breaks down for no reason, you’ll find the answer. Sometimes the best advice and most...

Letter to the Editor: Area pollution claims explored

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** The World Health Organization has determined that the number one environmental health hazard in the world is indoor air pollution – and it has nothing to do with second hand smoke. Nearly four million die every year from indoor pollutants, largely from indoor cook stove fuels like wood, coal and cow dung. The pollutant is extremely fine particulate matter that settles deeply in the lungs causing a multitude of respiratory problems, heart disease and stroke, primarily to children, women and elderly confined to the home all day. It was the same health hazard which shortened lives previous to the 20th century, and was effectively ended by the availability of fossil fuel energy.

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Supplier financing leverages trusted relationships

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Vendors who supply products to retailers don’t always have the capital needed to fill a large order. If the vendor can’t get the money — or can’t spend all its capital delivering a big order it has to wait 90 days to be paid for — it misses a chance to increase its profits and expand demand.

This is a common situation for many startups and small businesses that can’t borrow from traditional banks or even nonprofit community development loan institutions because the business principals have no track record, uneven credit histories, scant collateral or unclear citizenship status.

Some commercial lenders serve this market by offering invoice factoring, purchase order...

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