A certificate of authority or foreign qualification is required to run a business in another state in order to operate legally across state lines. What happens if this is ignored and business is conducted across state lines anyway? Legally Certified If a business owner makes the occasional business deal in another state, this does not..
Taxes affect businesses at the local, state, and federal levels. There are a number of rules to keep track of, but for the LLC to remain in corporate compliance, learning them is essential. These tips help companies ensure they remain in good standing. Understand Payroll If a company hires employees, this first tip is critical…
A sole proprietorship has many advantages in terms of simplicity, making it easy for one person to start their own business. However, it’s also possible for even a company of one person to form a limited liability company or LLC. There are numerous reasons for a business conversion. You’re Hiring More People Both LLCs and..
Success and growth can lead a business to consider expanding operations out of state. However, opening a business in another state requires more rules to learn and regulations to comply with. Here are three things you must remember if the business is ready to grow beyond its home state and you will need to file..
One of the things that can affect a business’s reputation is its standing. But why is this “good standing” status important for corporate compliance, and why would a company lose it? Official State Status A state will usually issue a certificate of good standing as proof that a business has this status. Depending on the..
There may come a time when a business owner decides that it’s time to expand. While opening up new offices or outlets in the same state is quite simple there are extra steps needed in order to open your business in outside states. The same name and identification can be used; however, businesses must be..
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure that protects the owners from being personally responsible for debts and liabilities. They create a legal and financial separation that protects the owners. The advantages of an LLC make this a popular structure for all types of businesses. However, there is more than one type of..
If you’re starting a business for the first time, forming a limited liability company (or LLC) is one way to begin your journey. LLCs are a necessity for larger companies, but even a small business owner/operator can benefit from the financial protections of being a single-member limited liability company. If you’re interested in LLC formation,..
When you file a small business, you need to choose a business structure. The two most popular business structures for small businesses are Sole Proprietorship and Limited Liability Company (LLC). The business structure you choose impacts your taxes, liability, and number of employees. You can also change your structure later. However, it is essential to..
Corporate compliance keeps your business active and in good standing with the government. When you are not in compliance, you can face fees, lawsuits, and damage to your business. Compliance regulations may differ from company to company but if you are not in compliance you may not be allowed to continue operations in your state…