Compliance & Licensing Articles

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    5 Ways to Prevent Legal Problems When Opening a Business

    by on April 14, 2015

    The last thing a new business owner wants to deal with is legal problems. If you’re planning to open a business, here are five things you can do to prevent troublesome legal issues from popping up.
    1. Research the Business Name
    When selecting your business n…

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    How Surety and Fidelity Bonds Can Financially Benefit Your Business

    by on March 19, 2015

    Bonds can play an important role in your business, both by financially protecting it and creating trust when dealing with potential clients. Some bonds, such as surety bonds, are legally required by states for certain industries, while others, like fidelity bo…

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    8 Ways to Bullet-Proof Your Business with Insurance

    by on March 4, 2015

    The unexpected can easily sideline any business. A product defect, cyber attack, serious illness, or work-related automobile accident can all force business owners to close their doors if they’re not prepared. Luckily, the right insurance coverage can keep you…

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    Handling Small Business Insurance Claims

    by on November 28, 2014

    Stuff happens. A small fire in your shop or office. A fender bender in the company car. Whatever’s gone wrong, there is a right way to handle any insurance claim. A misstep on your part could result in your claim being delayed or denied altogether. Here’s what…

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    What’s the Difference Between Zoning and Building Codes?

    by on July 17, 2014

    When choosing a business location, it’s never too late to start thinking about how zoning laws and building codes will affect the purchase and future renovations of an existing property. While zoning and building codes are closely related, they both serve di…

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    Compliance Requirements Every Business Must Follow

    by on July 17, 2014

    In order to legally operate, businesses must comply with certain requirements regarding the company’s transactions, labor practices and safety procedures. Before launching your business, you should know the appropriate regulations for your industry while mak…

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    10 Types of Businesses That Require a Lot of Licenses

    by on July 17, 2014

    A business license may be required for all businesses to operate in the U.S., but some industry-specific operations require more licenses than others. These requirements are due to the nature of the business. The licenses are designed to protect those who work…

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    When Does Your Business Need to Consider Environmental Regulations?

    by on July 15, 2014

    You may be a very small business—a one man show even—but that doesn’t exempt you from complying with the country’s environmental laws. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies levy dozens of environmental regulation…

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