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Three Reasons Why A Rejected Filing Hurts Your Business

Three Reasons Why A Rejected Filing Hurts Your Business

Three Reasons Why A Rejected Filing Hurts Your Business

James Gilmer
Posted on July 24, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

In life, getting rejected stinks.

When preparing your corporate documents, not filing timely or properly jeopardizes your “good standing.” Getting a filing rejected outright wastes your valuable time, and can even chalk up to a financial loss.

A rejection is … Read more

The Hidden Cost of Business Ownership: Eternal Vigilance

James Gilmer
Posted on July 16, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty.”

In the world of small business, eternal vigilance has a more tangible value: keeping your business afloat and your information private.

New business owners … Read more

Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

Breaking Up With Your Registered Agent

James Gilmer
Posted on July 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

You’ve seen the warning signs and red flags.

You pay to receive documents, a service you thought you had already paid for with your annual fee. You were supposed to receive an annual report notice, but didn’t, and now you … Read more

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

Indiana Releases New Business Registration Forms

James Gilmer
Posted on July 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Indiana Secretary of State has released new business registration forms. If you’re registering a domestic or foreign entity in Indiana, you must use the new forms. The state fees have not changed.

The new forms are dated 2014, but … Read more

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch

James Gilmer
Posted on July 9, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Here at Harbor Compliance, we love business ideas that are socially responsible, have a higher purpose, and support the local community.

We also have a bit of a competitive streak!

That’s why we’re excited to be an in-kind sponsor of … Read more

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

Should I Form My New Business in Delaware or Nevada?

James Gilmer
Posted on July 8, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

The inspiration for this post comes from the frequent inquiries we get about starting a business in Delaware or Nevada.

I want to explore why Delaware and Nevada are popular choices for formation, and why those states might not be … Read more

Secretary Gessler Announces Colorado Fee Holiday for Business Formation

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

Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced a Colorado fee holiday, set to begin July 1, 2014. As a result, the fee for new business filings has been reduced from $50 to $1. The aim is to pass savings from a government surplus … Read more

Your Registered Agent Questions, Answered

Your Registered Agent Questions, Answered

Your Registered Agent Questions, Answered

James Gilmer
Posted on April 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

You probably came across the term “registered agent” while filling out formation documents, or more commonly, you heard that you need one, I think…right?

Don’t worry, we get many questions about this service, and we thought it would … Read more

Deadline for Mailing Out W-2 and 1099 Tax Forms

Posted on January 24, 2014, by Mike Montali in Business Compliance.

The deadline for employers to mail out IRS forms W-2 and 1099 to employees or contractors is January 31st.

Form W-2 is used to report a employee’s wages and tax withholdings.  Employers are required to keep a copy of the … Read more

Full-time employee, part-time entrepreneur

Posted on January 21, 2014, by Mike Montali in Business Compliance.

I recently was a guest on The Power of Part Time TV, an online show dedicated to entrepreneurs with a “side hustle”.  The side hustle is very common, as even I was once a part-time entrepreneur.  A lot of … Read more

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