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End of the Year Compliance for Nonprofits

End of the Year Compliance for Nonprofits

End of the Year Compliance for Nonprofits

James Gilmer
Posted on November 19, 2014, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

In my previous post, I discussed end of the year compliance activities for small businesses. Running a nonprofit is a different animal altogether. Typically, nonprofit organizations have many more ongoing responsibilities.

Failure to keep up with compliance activities can … Read more

End of the Year Compliance for Small Businesses

End of the Year Compliance for Small Businesses

End of the Year Compliance for Small Businesses

James Gilmer
Posted on November 10, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

 

The end of the year is the ideal time to review compliance for your business. For many businesses, this is a time to “catch up” on compliance activities for the year and prepare for next year. Filings also may … Read more

This Halloween, Dress Your Business for Success

This Halloween, Dress Your Business for Success

This Halloween, Dress Your Business for Success

James Gilmer
Posted on October 29, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

There’s nothing scarier to a small business owner than to find her business does not have adequate liability protection, because she hasn’t properly registered her business with the state.

However, there are thousands, if not millions of solopreneurs, freelancers, and … Read more

Understanding Electronic Filing in Your State

Understanding Electronic Filing in Your State

Understanding Electronic Filing in Your State

James Gilmer
Posted on October 23, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Many states offer electronic filing options for business registration. As more states finally move into the 21st century (half-joking, of course), online filing will become the norm, and mailing a filing will become a thing of the past.

As you … Read more

Nonprofit Compliance, Post-IRS Determination Letter

Nonprofit Compliance, Post-IRS Determination Letter

Nonprofit Compliance, Post-IRS Determination Letter

James Gilmer
Posted on October 17, 2014, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

After months of preparation and waiting, you finally receive your IRS Determination Letter! That means the startup process is over, right?

Sadly, no.

A “determination letter” is official confirmation from the IRS that your 501(c)(3) application has been approved.

With … Read more

Online Filing Now Available in Pennsylvania

Online Filing Now Available in Pennsylvania

Online Filing Now Available in Pennsylvania

James Gilmer
Posted on October 9, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Beginning October 8th, the Pennsylvania Department of State is launching online filing services for Pennsylvania professional license holders, corporations, and other business entities.

Businesses incorporating in Pennsylvania, and those obtaining business licenses, can use the online filing service in … Read more

Online Fundraising, Perfectly

Online Fundraising, Perfectly

Online Fundraising, Perfectly

James Gilmer
Posted on October 7, 2014, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Online fundraising is a tremendous opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes. These days, any organization with a website can woo donors and compete for scarce funding, wherever it may be hiding.

However, some organizations are just plain better at it. … Read more

3 Ways Your Business Structure Affects Your Startup Marketing Strategy

3 Ways Your Business Structure Affects Your Startup Marketing Strategy

3 Ways Your Business Structure Affects Your Startup Marketing Strategy

James Gilmer
Posted on September 29, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Did you know the business structure you select, and the business name you register, affects your startup marketing strategy?

We’ve already discussed the steps required to choose and to register your business name. Once you’ve decided, it will affect your … Read more

5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

James Gilmer
Posted on September 23, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

As you expand your business into new states, it is important to have a national registered agent provider for each state you register in. Just as managing operating expenses and estimating ROI is important, hiring a single registered agent company … Read more

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

James Gilmer
Posted on September 17, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Harrisburg Startup Weekend is rapidly approaching!

September 29th, 2014 marks the beginning of Harrisburg Startup Week, seven days dedicated to the passion and development of entrepreneurship in Central Pennsylvania.

The final three days of the week, October 3-5, are … Read more

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