The Entrepreneur’s Paycheck

As business owners, we may be so busy making sure the bills get paid and the product gets out the door that we may not be quite as proactive about our own compensation.  To pay themselves, many new business owners take what’s left after employees and vendors have been paid, and that ends up being […]

CA Authentications

CA Authentications When you need to use official documents in other countries, it must be correctly authenticated. This is sometimes referred to as an apostille. CA Authentications and apostilles is a form of certification issued by the Secretary of State. The CA authentications process will determine if the document needs an authenticated certification or apostille. […]

CA Secretary of State – Rejected Corporate Documents

Why do documents get rejected? There are numerous reasons why rejected corporate documents get returned from the CA Secretary of State. Below are some common errors that may cause for rejection: Name is not available for new entity formation Incomplete forms Address does not meet requirements Agent for Service of Process is not correctly listed […]

QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts

A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys pressed simultaneously to perform a function or task that generally requires a mouse or other devices. QuickBooks keyboard shortcuts work the same way except that it only applies when you are a QuickBooks file (Desktop or Online). Whether it’s to close a scree, open a transaction, or […]

Business Filings in California after December 17th

If you are looking to start a California Corporation or California LLC you might want to consider waiting until December 17th. California has a 15-day rule that allows you to file your business filings in California during the last 15 days of the year and NOT have to file a tax return for 2015. Waiting […]

California Secretary of State Forms

Trying to start up a business or maintain your current business can be quite costly. And it certainly does not help when trying to file documents with the California Secretary of State. The good news is that they have created California Secretary of State forms to simplified the way you prepare documents. Below is a list […]

What is a Statement of Information Filing?

A Statement of Information filing is required for all California corporations and LLC’s. Whether you are formed or registered to do business, your entity is required to file the form. A Statement of Information will update the Secretary of State of the changes to your business. It can be changes like updating new officers, managers, or even your […]

What is a Corporate Book?

What is a Corporate Book? When you own your own business, it is important to keep all records of the company together. In fact, it is required by law in California to keep your corporate book up to date at all times. A Corporate Book is an official record keeping book that holds all the […]

Scam – Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitations!

The California Secretary of State has issued a notice to be aware of misleading Certificate of Status Solicitations. Letters are being sent to businesses asking them to submit a payment of $49.50, respond by a certain date, complete a form, and send the money and documents to a private company named “California State Corporations.” In return, California […]