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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Every industry has its own demands and requirements to operate a business without interruption. If you own or operate a business in architecture, engineering, or construction, you are likely aware of your licensing requirements. But, are you also aware … Read more
Different industries come with various inherent risks. Businesses in engineering and architecture are typically more dangerous for employees and third parties because of the equipment used and the types of projects being completed. You need to have the right insurance … Read more