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5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

5 Reasons to Use a National Registered Agent

James Gilmer
Posted on September 23, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

As you expand your business into new states, it is important to have a national registered agent provider for each state you register in. Just as managing operating expenses and estimating ROI is important, hiring a single registered agent company … Read more

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

Harrisburg Startup Weekend

James Gilmer
Posted on September 17, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Harrisburg Startup Weekend is rapidly approaching!

September 29th, 2014 marks the beginning of Harrisburg Startup Week, seven days dedicated to the passion and development of entrepreneurship in Central Pennsylvania.

The final three days of the week, October 3-5, are … Read more

When to Foreign Qualify Your Business

When to Foreign Qualify Your Business

When to Foreign Qualify Your Business

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

As your business grows, and you wish to do business outside your home state, you will need to know when to foreign qualify your business. This post discuss possible reasons to foreign qualify, and will help you understand when this … Read more

Are Compliance Requirements Driving Entrepreneurs into Hiding?

Are Compliance Requirements Driving Entrepreneurs into Hiding?

Are Compliance Requirements Driving Entrepreneurs into Hiding?

James Gilmer
Posted on September 12, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

In his recent The Washington Post article, “Where have all the entrepreneurs gone?,” Robert Samuelson discusses the aging of American businesses, and laments that the number of entrepreneurs in this country is shrinking, fast. A nation of go-getters … Read more

Form 1023-EZ: Understanding Your Eligibility

Form 1023-EZ: Understanding Your Eligibility

Form 1023-EZ: Understanding Your Eligibility

James Gilmer
Posted on September 9, 2014, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

 

Perhaps the most exciting thing the IRS has ever done, the release of Form 1023-EZ has made applying for, and obtaining, 501c3 tax exempt status a relative breeze.

In our blog coverage, and if you speak with us, we’ll … Read more

How Are You Spending Your Free Time?

How Are You Spending Your Free Time?

How Are You Spending Your Free Time?

James Gilmer
Posted on September 3, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

This morning, I got a phone call.

It was a gentleman interested in starting a public charity, in order to raise money to build a local skate park. The skate park, he said, is a huge need in his community.… Read more

Corporation or LLC: What’s the Difference?

Corporation or LLC: What’s the Difference?

Corporation or LLC: What’s the Difference?

James Gilmer
Posted on September 1, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

As you select a legal structure for your business, you may find yourself choosing either the corporation or LLC (limited liability company). These are the two most common legal entities for a new business, and this post will compare them, … Read more

4 Ways to Foreign Qualify Like The Pros

4 Ways to Foreign Qualify Like The Pros

4 Ways to Foreign Qualify Like The Pros

James Gilmer
Posted on August 27, 2014, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

Congratulations, your business has grown, and it’s time to foreign qualify! While the process takes time, and costs money, there are a few shortcuts that can benefit your business.

If you are unfamiliar with “foreign qualification,” please first read, “… Read more

With IRS Form 1023-EZ, Become 501c3 Tax Exempt in Weeks

With IRS Form 1023-EZ, Become 501c3 Tax Exempt in Weeks

With IRS Form 1023-EZ, Become 501c3 Tax Exempt in Weeks

James Gilmer
Posted on August 20, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

News of the recent release of IRS Form 1023-EZ has spread like wildfire. Introduced in July, the form, designed to streamline the application and approval process for federal tax exemption, has triggered a number of questions throughout the nonprofit world.… Read more

CT Secretary of State Experiencing Delays

James Gilmer
Posted on August 14, 2014, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

8/14/2014 The Connecticut Secretary of State has been experiencing computer and copier issues. Clerks are unable to print copies, certified copies, and confirmations of filings.

The Secretary of State’s office is unsure when all systems will be running normal once … Read more

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