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Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 2, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

For many companies, regulatory compliance is like a puzzle worked on piece by piece―a license here, annual reports there, different registered agents throughout each state. But there’s a simpler, more effective way to manage those tasks. Through Harbor Compliance, you … Read more

Nevada Changes Business License and Reporting Requirements

James Gilmer
Posted on October 11, 2017, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Nevada legislature recently made several changes to licensing and reporting requirements affecting businesses and nonprofits. Following is a brief summary of the changes.

Incorporation Documents

Effective October 1, 2017, Nevada businesses must submit an initial list of officers/directors or … Read more

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 28, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Most businesses deal with licensing and registration requirements on an as-needed basis, with staff in the legal or operations departments managing their required filings through software such as Excel. As a result, employees are often in the difficult position of … Read more

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 21, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

While registrations and permits are required to launch and operate any business, there are many additional requirements that apply to specific industries, professions, and business activities. Understanding the full licensing requirements of your industry allows you to add new … Read more

Free White Paper: Business Licensing Compliance

Erin Cusack
Posted on December 14, 2016, by Erin Cusack in Business Compliance.
Business licenses allow your business to operate legally.  

Without complete and up-to-date licenses, your business can face fines, closures, delays, and other penalties. While core to running a successful business, compliance with over 150,000 federal, state, and local licensing agencies … Read more

Iowa Registered Agent Required for Limited Partnerships

James Gilmer
Posted on July 19, 2016, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 1, 2016, Iowa requires a limited partnership to have a registered agent for service of process. Iowa House Bill 2373 was signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on April 21, 2016. The bill became effective July … Read more

Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

James Gilmer
Posted on October 16, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective September 24, 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State has lowered business registration fees across the board. This includes incorporation and qualification fees for both business and nonprofit entities.

The current registration fee to incorporate, form an LLC, or qualify … Read more

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

James Gilmer
Posted on June 30, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 1, 2015, the Nevada Secretary of State is raising its fees for initial and annual lists, and business licenses for corporations, per NV Senate Bill 483.

The fee for initial and annual lists is increasing by $25 … Read more

How to Stay in Good Standing

How to Stay in Good Standing

How to Stay in Good Standing

James Gilmer
Posted on March 13, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Business compliance is a lot like Zen Buddhism.

It takes a certain amount of mental effort to become compliant with state requirements, and it takes an equal amount of focus to learn how to stay in good standing, especially as … Read more

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

Free Registered Agent and Other Shenanigans

James Gilmer
Posted on March 3, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

You’ve heard the saying, “Nothing in life is free,” haven’t you?

Many registered agent companies offer “free registered agent service” as part of their marketing strategies, or worse, entice you to sign up for cheap service, and really sock you … Read more

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