New Pennsylvania Annual Report Filing Requirement Impacts Most Organizations
Beginning January 2024, business entities registered in Pennsylvania must file an annual report with the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Corporations. The change went into effect on January 2, 2023, with the passage of 2022 Act 122.
This … Read more
The Highlights Of Business Insurance For Multi-State Organizations
As your business continues to grow, so too will its risks. Take the time now to ensure your business insurance fundamentals are strong, so that when your business is ready for the next step, it won’t miss a beat.
What… Read more
State Agencies Experience Ongoing Filing Delays
State agencies are continuing to experience significant delays in filing processing times.
Burdened by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited in-person staff, secretary of state offices have struggled to maintain pre-pandemic turnaround times.
Here is a list … Read more
California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others
The California Secretary of State has announced a temporary waiver of filing fees for many new corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, and other organizations. The stated purpose of the waiver is “to encourage business growth in California.” The recent enactment of California’s … Read more
When Should I Register a Trademark?
Posted on June 23, 2022, by Jimmy McNamara in Business Compliance.
A common question for entrepreneurs and small businesses is, “When should I register a trademark?”
Let’s look at 5 key points to consider.
1. First, you should register for a federal trademark when you want to protect the GOOD WILL… Read more
What Triggers a New License Application?
As your business grows, you may find that you need to make changes that impact your licensing. For example, you may move to a new office, prompting an address change, or you may experience changes in officers or directors. To … Read more
The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits
Posted on May 10, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.
If you own or operate an architecture company or an engineering firm, you are likely aware of your state’s licensing requirements. However, certain jobs and services you perform may be subject to additional permitting requirements.
The primary difference between licenses … Read more
The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
Posted on April 12, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.
Professional engineers are responsible for obtaining continuing education credits, also referred to as professional development hours (PDH), to maintain their licenses. Continuing education ensures firms and their employees are expanding and improving their engineering skills and cultivating new and industry-relevant … Read more
California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System
Update March 29, 2022: The California Secretary of State has updated its website to announce delays in the new bizfile Online portal will continue at least through April 7, 2022.
Beginning March 11, 2022, the California Secretary of State Business … Read more
Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports
Updated March 2022
Annual reports are entity information updates due to the secretary of state on a predetermined, scheduled basis according to the statutes and rules of each state. Business entities, such as LLCs, corporations, and nonprofits, must file annual … Read more