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Online and Home-Based Businesses May Need Business Licenses or Permits

Working from your home or operating an online business doesn’t mean you get a free pass from business licenses and permit requirements. These businesses often have the same license requirements as bricks-and-mortar ones.

Four Compliance Obligations to Check Before Year End

The final months of the year are an excellent time to make sure that you are on top of your annual requirements. Time spent reviewing four crucial compliance responsibilities will ensure you begin next year the right way, free from risk.

S Corp Elections for 2014 Are Due as Your 2014 Tax Year Gets Started

A trap for the unwary is that S corp elections are due by the early part of the tax year. If you want your business to be an S corp, be sure your election is filed on time.

LLC Electing S Corp Status--The Best of Both Worlds

It isn't either/or when choosing an LLC or S corporation. You can have the best of both worlds. Structuring your business as an LLC and then electing S corporation status has long-term planning advantages and can have an immediate payoff in avoiding the new Medicare taxes starting in 2013.

Tips to Help B2B Companies Beat Holiday Sales Slumps

B2B entrepreneurs often assume end-of-year sales are a pipe dream. We beg to differ.

Two Reasons to Adopt an LLC Operating Agreement

Adopting an LLC Operating Agreement, rather than relying on state's default provisions, ensures that the business operates the way the members want and protect their interests should the state's default law provisions change.

Merchants: “Chip” In or Prepare to Shell Out

October 1, 2015 is the EMV liability-shift date, a game-changing deadline for brick-and-mortar retailers, restauranteurs, and service providers that take credit cards. This means merchants who aren't equipped to accept chip-enabled credit cards will be liable for fraudulent charges.

Connecticut Collected Nearly $1.8 Million from Unregistered Out-of-State Companies

An ambitious joint enforcement program between Connecticut's Secretary of State and its Attorney General to collect penalties from businesses that failed to register and obtain a certificate of authority to do business in Connecticut netted nearly $1.8 million in Fiscal Year 2015.

Expanding Your Business? Foreign Qualification Protects Your Rights in a New State

Foreign qualification protects your business when you do business in a state other than your state of incorporation or formation

Business Cred: “Good Standing” and Why Your Business Needs It

After a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or other entity is formed it will need to maintain “good standing” status in state records. A status other than “good standing” could inhibit expansion into other states or the ability to obtain financing. It might also jeopardize the owners’ limited liability.