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Former president and founder of W.D. Poynter and Associates CPAs bringing over 25 years of comprehensive, progressively responsible experience as a CPA to this project. Acting partner at Hill Taylor and Company. Financial analyst with the US Railway Association.

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Many new business owners don’t understand the importance of licensing

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It’s easy to forget you must be licensed to operate legally. Additionally, if your business has employees or sells taxable goods or services, you must register with your state taxing authorities. You may even have federal and local licensing and registration issues that need to be addressed.

Companies that don’t stay current with regulatory and licensing requirements lose money. Because they pay unnecessary late fees as a minimum. As a result, money is lost, that could be spent growing their businesses. But it can become far more serious. Companies found to be operating unlicensed can be shut down. Taxing authorities would have no way to determine your earnings. Thus, they may make an unfair estimate of your unpaid taxes. This could lead to gigantic tax liens and even incarceration in extreme cases.

What types of licenses are required?

Depending on the type, location and other factors related to your business, you may be liable for the following registrations and licenses:

• A general business License

• Home Occupation Permit

• Occupancy permit

• Zoning Permit

• Building Permit

• Health Department Permit

• Sales Tax License

• Sellers Permit

• Fire and Police Department Permit

• Withholding Tax Registration

The struggle of getting a business started, or dealing with its day to day operations can cause you to overlook these requirements. Unfortunately, the ones that relate to your business are mandatory. If you treat them as though they are options you could be put out of business. Not simply because you failed to do the research to know you were required to have them. But, because of the healthy penalties and interest you could face for this over-site.
Bizdoks helps you to avoid the pitfalls of being unlicensed
Attorneys are great for offering advice on contracting issues. However, they are typically not as familiar with many issues businesses face on an ongoing basis. Especially registrations and licensing. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are generally more familiar with the issues most important to small businesses. Therefore, the help you receive from Bizdoks is handled by CPAs.

And you get that help at a fraction of what it would cost to hire a CPA on your own.

Many companies claim to have a business license compliance package. However, all they do is send you the blank forms you need. At Bizdoks, our CPAs identify the forms you need and complete them for you. All you have to do is sign the completed forms and mail them. And, in the unlikely event we make a mistake we can’t correct , you receive a full refund of your money paid for our service. If the error leads to penalty and/or interest and its our fault, we’ll pay that for you as well.

Compare the features of our business license compliance package to what anyone else online offers

• We provide you with an overview of the licenses, permits, & tax registrations required for your business • Additionally, you receive all completed forms, schedules and attachments where required. • You’ll receive addressed envelopes to mail your forms. All you have to add is a stamp. • Our package includes detailed information on how much money to send with each application, where necessary.
Compare these deliverables to what anyone else offers on or offline and if you can find a better price we will beat it. It doesn’t make sense to allow anyone to handle your licensing issues other than Bizdoks. And, when you are ready for us, we will be ready for you.

Why choose Bizdoks

With Bizdoks You No Longer Have to Worry About Registration or licensing Issues

registrationsThere are many organizations online that claim to address the registration and licensing needs of LLCs and Corporations. Yet, none of them allow you to forget about whether your registration and licensing needs have been met, so you can focus on growing your business.

With Bizdoks, you know you are getting everything you need with any of our services you select. Not unlike an other company offering to ensure you are properly registered and licensed, we do an exhaustive search to determine every license you may need at the Federal, state, county or local levels of government. What makes us different is that we don’t send you blank forms you have to complete yourself. Our licensing specialists complete every form for you. What you receive are completed forms with envelopes addressed to the government agency to which they should be sent. All you have to do is sign the forms, enclose your check and mail them.

But, then we maintain files for you. So, if you ever need proof your form was filed, we have your back. Though we have access to attorneys should you need help with licensing Attorneys are great for litigation interpreting contracts and other similar issues. CPAs however, only work with the unique needs of businesses. Registration and Licensing are issues they are typically more involved with than attorneys.

We offer a 100% guarantee of your complete satisfaction. Ask your self, can someone offering everything even compare to an organization that specializes in the Unique needs of LLCs and corporations. We guide you through the process of getting your LLC or corporation started the right way. Then we ensure you are always properly registered and licensed to operate legally. A lot of other companies let you figure that out for yourself.

Don’t start to operate without the proper licenses

Bizdoks will prepare the paperwork to get the licenses you need

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No matter how well you set up your business, you can’t serve your first customer unless you are properly licensed. Again Saafenet through its Bizdoks website has the answer for you.   We contact your state to determine exactly the type of licenses you need to operate your business legally there.  We also determine if there is a need for any separate local licenses. But we go a step further and determine if you need federal licensing as well.

Keeping your licensing files straight could cause you to incur the expense of an administrative assistant or a file clerk before you are ready to take on the cost of payroll.  Not to mention the fact it takes time from you or an employee that could be devoted to growing your business.  Let us become your filing department, and know you can come to us seven days a week to request a photocopy of your files and defeat any challenge against you being properly licensed.

The fastest route to profitability is matching the right business to the right customers

The key to starting a profitable business

dollar-1702283_1280_optA material problem for anyone going into business is to develop an idea that will sell. The development of a business idea will seldom be a problem for you. The challenge for you will be to give up on an idea your research has proven may not be profitable.  Doing so, may be the first test of whether you are flexible enough to even consider opening your own business.

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Delaware may not be the best state in which to incorporate

Only your research will reveal the location where you should incorporate.

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The Saafenet Corporation recommends you either incorporate or open your business as an LLC. These forms of business afford you limited liability along with other benefits,   All states, where it is allowed are good for LLCs. There is however, a myth that Delaware is the best state in which to incorporate.

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