NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wolters Kluwer’s BizFilings, a leader in online incorporation services for small businesses, announced today the launch of the Business License Wizard, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs quickly determine the permits and licenses required to start a new enterprise.
The online tool gives users a free snapshot of the city, county, state, and federal permits and licenses required for a business based on location and industry. BizFilings can then help obtain the permit and license applications, saving customers dozens of hours of research.
“Along with incorporating, getting the right licenses and permits is a critical early step in the journey of starting a business,” said Jennifer Friedman, vice president of BizFilings. "Many owners are surprised to know just how many licenses are required in order to operate legally. The Business License Wizard is a quick and easy way to figure out what documents are needed.”
Almost all small businesses in America are required to obtain permits and/or licenses of some kind; the paperwork required depends on the industry and area in which the business operates. For example, a plumbing and heating contractor opening a new business in Coral Gables, Florida, may need a total of nine federal, county, state and local licenses and permits. The owner of a jewelry store planning to expand into California and open a boutique in Los Angeles could be required to obtain seven in various jurisdictions.
Businesses that don't maintain their required licenses and permits fall out of compliance and risk fines or closure. But, the process of obtaining licenses and permits can be time consuming and confusing.
“This tool can save business owners time — time they can then spend on building their businesses. It also gives peace of mind that owners are meeting all their requirements, operating legally, and won’t face problems because of an inadvertently missed piece of paperwork,” continued Friedman.
For more information about the new Business License Wizard, visit http://www.bizfilings.com/business-license-wizard.aspx, and for more information about BizFilings, visit http://www.bizfilings.com.
BizFilings provides services that help small business owners form a corporation, an LLC, or other business structure quickly and efficiently online or by telephone. BizFilings also offers business filing and compliance products, such as registered agent services, to help businesses remain in compliance with regulations in various states and nationwide.
About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance
Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. The division’s prominent brands include: AppOne®, AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, BizFilings®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, Corsearch, GainsKeeper®, LegalVIEW®, OneSumX®, Passport®, TyMetrix® 360, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®.
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2015 annual revenues of €4.2 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.