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Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on June 26, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Licensing facilitates growth and enables reliable performance. Yet maintaining licensing across a dynamic operational footprint can be challenging. Each state handles licensing differently, with unique requirements, processes, and timelines to navigate.

Having the right information in hand makes this task … Read more

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

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

James Gilmer
Posted on April 11, 2019, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that beginning May 13, corporate entities will no longer be allowed to use their existing Employer Identification Number (EIN) to obtain an EIN for another entity. Only individuals with tax identification numbers may request … 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

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

Cliff Rampaul
Posted on January 24, 2019, by Cliff Rampaul in Business Compliance, Industry News.

When it comes to government paperwork, everybody’s afraid of getting it wrong. After all, there’s a lot at stake. Being late or submitting incorrect information can land you in serious hot water, and the rules are not exactly easy to … 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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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

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