Category: Incfile Updates

Texas Scam: “Division of Corporate Services” Solicitation

Recently, an entity calling itself “Division of Corporate Services” with an address in Austin, Texas, mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Records Statement” to numerous Texas business entities. This solicitation might suggest that a Texas business entity is required to complete the statement and return it with a fee of $150. Although the solicitation contains a disclaimer […]

More small business owners vie for Congress seats

It seems that those involved in small businesses across the country aren’t content with juststarting an LLC or forming a company. Some are looking to also start a career in government. The National Federation of Independent Business interviewed more than 200 candidates and found that the next Congress and state legislatures could have more small business owners […]

Fictitious business name renewal companies could be a scam

Entrepreneurs forming an LLC and using a fictitious business name should watch out for disreputable companies offering to renew a business name filing for excessive fees. A Victorville, California, business owner thought twice before sending in the $125 fee to an official-looking company that threatened his LLCstatus would expire, reported the Victorville Daily Press. The California attorney general […]

To encourage small business, lawmakers should take regulatory burden off entrepreneurs

A new study from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation says that lawmakers looking to encourage business formation should work to streamline the process of business creation instead of focusing down the line. According to the study, while entrepreneurs are willing to take risks in order to receive a significant return, they are also more conservative […]

Adrian College putting entrepreneurs through small-business boot camp

Michigan’s Adrian College is helping entrepreneurs and small business owners get the help they need to get their new businesses off the ground with a three-day business “boot camp” at the school’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The courses will be taught by school faculty and various local business leaders, and will help area entrepreneurs network […]