ASK THE BUSINESS LICENSE GURU

By David Yount

Question:

“I recently transitioned into the licensing department at work, everything is unorganized and I'm afraid I'm going to miss something. What types of business license solutions are available to help me?”

Answer:

You certainly are not the first person to have this concern.  In fact, in July 2013 a large metropolitan zoo was shut down because the zoo made the embarrassing mistake of forgetting to file a license renewal.  A notable beer company experienced a similar issue in 2011 whereby the company was instructed to remove 39 brands of beer from every restaurant, bar and liquor store in the state of Minnesota.   This action resulted from a missed renewal filing of a $30, 2 year license.  Missed license renewals and filings can cause a company to incur significant fines and penalties in addition to loss of business costs and brand deterioration.

Given the current economic environment, government agencies are seeking ways to maintain revenues and cracking down on business license compliance is one way in which they achieve  that goal.  Ensuring your business is operating in compliance with the law is extremely important and challenging considering legal requirements and renewal dates are different across industries and jurisdictions.

How does non-compliance happen?

Managing various license requirements, renewal dates and report filings for multiple locations every year is a burdensome task which often leads to frustration, missed renewals and overlooked filings.  Many organizations lack the technology to handle the complexities of license management or use unreliable spreadsheets and calendars.  The experts at LicenseLogix have the knowledge and technology to provide you and your company with the assurance that your  license portfolio is in compliance.

Business License Solutions – Gain peace of mind without the hassle

License Assessment

LicenseLogix offers the License Assessment Package to provide your business with the information to become fully compliant within all jurisdictions.  Once you provide your company’s current license information and site listing, License Logix will complete the following:

  1. Perform research on your company’s current business licenses, registrations & permits to provide-
    • Status verification of licenses and the associated renewal dates
  2. Compile current business license requirements for your company’s industry and all its applicable jurisdictions
  3. Compare current compliance requirements to the company’s current license portfolio to identify-
    • Licenses & permits required that your company must file along with the associated forms and filing instructions
    • Licenses & permits no longer required

 

The License Assessment Package allows your business to “clean house” with respect to its licenses, permits & registrations.  Often this process is most valuable when an organization endures a transition including the succession of an employee responsible for the company’s compliance as well as during a merger or acquisition.  Other times, a business may experience growth and can often lose control of the license filings & renewals.  Whatever the circumstance, LicenseLogix has the experience to get your license portfolio in compliance and the technology to make your life simpler going forward.

Business license compliance software tool

LicenseLogix developed a web-based business license compliance software tool specifically designed for managing license filings and renewals.  Our Client License Information Center (CLiC) allows companies across various industries in all 50 states to effectively and efficiently manage their license portfolio.

Keeping track of renewal dates for various licenses is challenging and time consuming.  LicenseLogix eliminates the hassles of business license management with our secure, easy to use Client License Information Center (CLiC).  CLiC allows you the ability to quickly access all license information in one central location.

CLiC Features:

  1. View all of your existing licenses in selected jurisdiction including associated fees, renewal dates as well as monitor the status of each application
  2. Manage renewals with automatic renewal messages
  3. Import and organize documents associated with your licenses

Business license outsourcing

Business license outsourcing is an efficient and effective way to ensure your organization is in compliance.  It also enables your company to focus on its core competencies, driving growth and managing operations.  LicenseLogix is a trusted business partner and is able to absorb all of your business license management burdens.  As a trusted outsourcing partner LicenseLogix can provide your company compliance assurance by completing the following:

  1. Process all license, permit and registration renewals for every jurisdiction within the US
  2. Perform research to identify license obligations associated with future business initiatives – new locations, added business lines etc.
  3. File all new licenses, permits and registrations relevant to additional legal requirements created by new business initiatives or additional legal requirements

 

Advantages to working with LicenseLogix

LicenseLogix offers the best business license solutions for your company.  Our solutions provide a cost effective and efficient means to managing your license portfolio.  Working with LicenseLogix gives you access to a team of knowledgeable and friendly legal professionals dedicated to meeting your corporate compliance needs. Our expertise and experience in business license management allows you the greatest advantage of all – peace of mind and the ability to focus on your business.  For a free consultation or CLiC demo, fill in the form to the left or call us at (800) 292-0909.