Compliance & Licensing Articles

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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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    Different Types of Business Insurance: Top Options to Consider

    by on June 25, 2014

    There are many forms of business insurance out there, and it can be difficult to determine which ones your small business needs, let alone what you can afford. The reality is that insurance needs vary from business to business.
    This guide will help you decide…

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    A Basic Guide to Business Licensing

    by on June 25, 2014

    Licensing: it’s one of the least exciting parts of starting a business, but it’s also one of the most important. After all, without the right licenses, you open up your business to a number of legal ramifications, including fines, lawsuits and, worst of…

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    5 Licensing Lessons Every Inventor Should Understand

    by on May 22, 2014

    Americans have long admired inventors, those gadgeteers intent on thinking up the next big thing. From Ben Franklin, who tinkered with eyeglasses to create bifocals to Fulton’s steam engine, Bell’s telephone and Edison’s light bulbs, the notion of buildi…

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