Staying Compliant

Learn more about keeping your business compliant with ongoing state requirements.

When do I need to register my business in another state ?

Your business has been growing, and you may be considering expanding into another state. Here some of the key things you should know before making the leap.

What Are the Business License Requirements for a Cannabis Business

Discover the business license requirements for a cannabis business, including basic legal requirements, which state department to work with, how licensing differs based on product category, & more.

California New Consumer Privacy Act: Business Requirements

Learn about the 2018 New California Consumer Privacy Act, including how it protects consumer, the requirements for business to do in order to be compliant, and more.

Do I Need a Business License for an Online Business?

When starting an online business, it's important to consider everything needed to operate your business effectively. Registering a domain name and designing your website are vital for online businesses, but legal requirements like business licenses and permits are just as important.

Business Compliance Requirements & Consequences

Learn about business compliance requirements for each business type including internal tasks and record keeping along with ongoing state mandates.

Important Steps to Take After Business Incorporation

Newly incorporated? Learn important steps to take after your incorporation is complete.

Understanding Business Licenses

Avoid starting your business off on the wrong foot by obtaining the appropriate federal, state and local business licenses and permits.

Understanding Business Annual Report & Franchise Tax Obligations

What is franchise tax? Read important information on filing your business- annual report and paying your franchise taxes.

Nonprofit Organizational Changes & State Amendment Filings

Learn about how organizational changes in non-profit organizations may requirement a change to your Articles of Incorporation with an Article of Amendement.

How to Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil

Piercing the corporate veil, Learn what it means and how to avoid it.

4 Resolutions Every Business Owner Needs to Make

Resolving to audit your company’s licensing, annual reports, registered agent, and standing can keep your business in top shape for the upcoming years.

Business License Requirements: Handyman vs Contractor

Planning on becoming a professional contractor or handyman? Make sure you have all your state business license requirements. Find out more.

Reinstatement: Restoring Your Small Business to Good Standing

Reinstatement requires a company to resolve outstanding business compliance issues and submit necessary forms and fees to the state. Understand the major requirements a business needs to meet in order to be reinstated to good standing.

Managing Annual Reports By Yourself Can Be Risky And Tricky

Learn why it can be risky to manage annual reports for your business yourself rather than using an Annual Report Service, including when you do business in more than one state, staying compliant with upcoming filing deadlines, & more.

Do I Need a Business License for My Etsy Site?

Selling items on sites like Etsy may require various licenses and permits, depending on the type of business and state in which you're selling. Read on to learn about Etsy and if you may need to file for business licenses in your state.

What Is a BOC-3 Filing for Transportation Companies?

BizFilings discusses the requirements and process of filing a BOC-3 needed by transportation companies to receive certification from the FMCSA. Read more.

On-demand webinar: what's next? Finances and disaster loans in COVID's aftermath

BizFiling, in partnership with 1-800Accountant, walks through best practices your business can utilize to make a smooth transition into reopening. Hear about disaster loans, cash flow management, and more.

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