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California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others

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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

When Should I Register a Trademark?

When Should I Register a Trademark?

When Should I Register a Trademark?

Jimmy McNamara
Posted on June 23, 2022, by Jimmy McNamara in Business Compliance.

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

What Triggers a New License Application?

What Triggers a New License Application?

What Triggers a New License Application?

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Posted on June 10, 2022, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance.

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

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

The Differences Between State Licenses and Local Permits

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Posted on May 10, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.

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

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

The Importance of Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

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Posted on April 12, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.

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

California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System

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Posted on March 14, 2022, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

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

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

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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

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?

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Posted on March 8, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance, Industry News.

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

5 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Architecture and Engineering Business

5 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Architecture and Engineering Business

5 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Architecture and Engineering Business

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Posted on February 8, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance.

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

Compliance Check: Are You Ready for New Business From IIJA?

Compliance Check: Are You Ready for New Business From IIJA?

Compliance Check: Are You Ready for New Business From IIJA?

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Posted on January 28, 2022, by Laura Worker in Business Compliance, Registered Agent.

In 2022, architecture, engineering, and construction businesses (AEC) expect significant opportunities to come from the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

To prepare, forward-thinking firms should be planning for expansion into new jurisdictions and maintaining good standing … Read more