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Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Betsy Gonzalez

Businesses and nonprofits are generally required to file annual reports in each state where they are registered. These reports keep state authorities up to date on critical information regarding your entity, such as contact information, office locations, and officers and … Read more

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on April 2, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

When you’re ready to expand operations into a new state, one of the first tasks you need to tackle is registering your business with the secretary of state, a process known as foreign qualification. Foreign qualification is generally required to … Read more

Case Study: BB+M Architecture

Case Study: BB+M Architecture

Case Study: BB+M Architecture

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on February 25, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Industry News.

“The final state that pushed us over the edge was New Jersey. We felt like if Harbor Compliance could get us through this, we could basically handle anything.”

When opportunity knocks, you want to be able to open the door. … Read more

Top 10 Things We Love About Compliance

Top 10 Things We Love About Compliance

Top 10 Things We Love About Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on February 11, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

I know what you’re thinking. Regulatory compliance—what’s not to love? How in the world could anyone boil it down to just ten things?

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit optimistic, especially if you haven’t worked with us before. After all, … Read more

Are You One Staff Change Away From Disaster? 7 Avoidable Regulatory Risks

Are You One Staff Change Away From Disaster? 7 Avoidable Regulatory Risks

Are You One Staff Change Away From Disaster? 7 Avoidable Regulatory Risks

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on January 16, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

It takes foresight to prepare for a crisis. But it can take even more to foresee the hazards in everyday events.

Changes in staff, for example, are inevitable. Yet many businesses come to us in crisis mode because a key

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How Not to Bury a Fundraising Disclosure

How <em>Not</em> to Bury a Fundraising Disclosure

How Not to Bury a Fundraising Disclosure

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on January 14, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

When donors look at your fundraising appeals, what do they see? No doubt you’ve put a lot of thought into your messaging, choosing just the right words and images to tell your nonprofit’s unique story. But have you given any … Read more

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on December 17, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

When learning to ride a bike, kids tend to look at the obstacles they’re most worried about running into. And then they tend to run right into them. Where the eye goes, the bike follows.

Over the past months, you’ve … Read more

Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on December 12, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

What’s in a name? When it comes to businesses, a lot more than you might think. From use of surnames to suffixes to punctuation, each state spells out, literally, its own particular set of naming requirements. Businesses that want to … Read more

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez

It’s exciting to take on a new challenge and expand your horizons. But it’s a rare person who can get excited about handling the government paperwork that comes along with those ambitious plans—the licenses you need to launch a line

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Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 15, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

Seven years ago the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact and the 92nd Street Y sensed that there should be more to kick off the holiday season than turkey leftovers and Black Friday bargains, and #GivingTuesdayRead more

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