BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS

Business Licenses

Every business needs one or more federal, state, and / or local licenses or permits to operate. Licenses can range from a basic operating license to very specific permits.

Regulations vary by industry, state and locality, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located. Not complying with licensing and permitting regulations can lead to expensive fines and can put your business at serious risk.

Business Licenses

We can assist you with the following business license and permit services:

  • Professional Services
    • Business License Compliance Package (BLCP)

      Business License Compliance Package (BLCP)

      Let us do the work for you…
      Our experienced staff of licensing experts will research your business and send you a customized package of all the applications needed for your type and place of business.

      Business License Compliance Package (BLCP) provides:

      • An overview of the licenses, permits, and tax registrations required for your business.
      • Licensing authority contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
      • Detailed information on how much money to send with each application and where to send it.
      • The actual license, permit, and tax registration applications and associated documents.
    • Comprehensive Filing Services

      Comprehensive Filing Services

      We determine your licensing requirements, prepare and fill out all the necessary forms, submit the applications to the various licensing authorities on your behalf, and ensure that you receive all the necessary licenses, permits, and tax registrations.

      Comprehensive Filing Services include:

      • Research to determine your licensing requirements.
      • Preparation of forms and completion of all paperwork, including attachments, necessary to prepare the applications.
      • Cutting the checks for the governmental licensing fees.
      • Submitting the applications to the licensing authorities on your behalf.
      • Procurement of license certificates.
      • Electronic imaging of filings, license certificates, checks, and proofs-of-mailings.
    • Gap Analysis

      Gap Analysis

      We analyze your licenses, permits, and tax registrations to find gaps between what you have and what is required. Based on your activities and locations, we compare requirements against your existing licenses. The resulting comparison is compiled into an analysis report that outlines the gaps, if any.

    • License Verification

      License Verification

      We verify the status of your licenses, permits, and tax registrations with the relevant licensing authorities. This verification determines if all of your licenses are up-to-date, which ones have expired, and which ones are coming up for renewal. Licenses included in the verification can be based upon either a list provided by you or upon our customized research that will generate a list of the requirements for your business. We then provide you with a custom report that lists all licenses and their status as well as detailed information on how to reactivate expired licenses.

      Our License Verification service is also important when you want to determine the licensing status of a company with which you are doing business or that you want to acquire.

    • Custom Research

      Custom Research

      We perform research on any issue related to business licenses, regardless of complexity. Our experienced staff of researchers, who are proficient in licensing law, performs the research. We cover any licensing topic including, for example, whether a license can be reused in different locations or whether a company that is acquired must be re-licensed under the new name.

    • Renewal Filing Service

      Renewal Filing Service

      We manage all of your business licenses on an ongoing basis. We process all renewals and obtain new licenses. We gather pertinent corporate information, prepare the applications, cut the checks, submit the filings, and distribute the license certificates. We stay current with constantly changing requirements. Taking advantage of this service ensures that you are fully compliant, helps you save on use of personnel, time, and money, and will help you avoid costly penalties.

  • Outsourcing
    • Outsourced License Management - We become your licensing department

      Outsourced License Management - We become your licensing department

      We manage all of your business licenses on an ongoing basis. We process all renewals and obtain new licenses. We gather pertinent corporate information, prepare the applications, cut the checks, submit the filings, and distribute the license certificates. We stay on top of constantly changing requirements. Taking advantage of this service ensures that you are fully compliant; helps you save on manpower, time, and money; and avoids costly penalties.

  • Software Solutions
    • Business License Management System (BLMS)

      Business License Management System (BLMS)

      BLMS is a powerful web-based license management system that enables a company to manage its license portfolio in an efficient and cost-effective manner. License certificates are stored electronically for instant access when an inspector arrives.

      BLMS features workflow automation to apply for and renew licenses; a database to store license data, including entities, locations, licenses, filings, and payments; and a due-date calendar to track renewals, inspections, and other licensing related tasks. BLMS is integrated with an electronic library of current governmental license data and forms (LAPEL), providing users with all governmental license information and documents at their fingertips.

      BLMS is accessible at the click of a button, at anytime, from anywhere, and by all authorized users.

    • License and Permit Electronic Online Library (LAPEL)

      License and Permit Electronic Online Library (LAPEL)

      LAPEL is a vast online repository of business license, permit, and tax registration information, covering every industry and regulated business activity. Using LAPEL, you can find license authority contact information, websites, rules and regulations, application forms, fee schedules, and other associated documents for each license. LAPEL features over 100,000 digitized current documents, encompassing almost every licensing authority in the United States. Forms are in completely fill-able pdf files, and once filled out, they can be archived indefinitely for later reference.

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Request more information or call us at 877-805-6723.