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How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on August 5, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Staying on top of state regulatory requirements keeps your organization in good standing. Generally, this includes registering with the secretary of state, filing annual or periodic reports when required, and maintaining an active registered agent. In many states, good standing … Read more

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on July 1, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Software.

For multi-state organizations, keeping track of entity registrations can be challenging. Our recently enhanced Entity Manager interface features a clickable map of registrations for fast, easy navigation. Users can understand at a glance which entities are registered in which states … Read more

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

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

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

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 14, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

As organizations grow, what worked in the past doesn’t always fit with present needs or future plans. Maybe it’s a name that no longer adequately describes what they do, or revenue has grown to the point where a new structure … Read more

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 30, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Many of the people at the licensing boards and other authorities we deal with every day work hard to make licensure and corporate filings run smoothly. Still, hidden within the labyrinth of 150,000 licensing agencies, each with its own set … Read more

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 1, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

You’ve done your research and laid out your strategy, and the time is looking good for launching your business. So how do you make your vision a reality? Figuring out what steps you need to take and which regulations apply … Read more

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