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The Rise Of Merchant Cash Advancers

August 27, 2015 Reduce Financial Risk

The Merchant Cash Advance market continues to rise and this week we take a closer look at it. A merchant cash advance started as lump sum payments to businesses in exchange for a percentage of future credit card/debit card transactions. It’s a way for businesses to gain cash quickly while also structuring a relatively short-term payment plan. Businesses which perhaps met some difficulties accessing capital in the traditional avenues…READ MORE


Tips for Avoiding Rejection of Articles of Incorporation

August 20, 2015 Corporate

In most states, filing articles of incorporation (or organization) is a simple process —document filers fill out a form, collect a signature and send the document off to be filed. Corporate filings get rejected often, however, and it is usually for errors that are easy to catch. Here are three easy tips to help guard against rejection of your business formation filings. Check Name Availability A new business must have a unique…READ MORE


[Important] Delaware SOS Website To Be Closed For Major Conversion

August 14, 2015 Corporate

The Delaware Division of Corporations office will be closed Friday, September 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. The reason for the closure is to implement a major computer system conversion over Labor Day weekend. The upgrade to its imaging, workflow and data systems will allow enhanced services and products and be its first major overhaul since 1989. You can read what is posted on the Delaware Secretary of State’s website…READ MORE


Tax Liens & UCCs Often Maintained In Separate Indexes

August 06, 2015 UCC

Depending on the specific state where you are conducting your lien search, tax lien records can often be maintained in separate indexes from UCCs. Sometimes these separate indexes can be found within the Secretary of States themselves, like in Illinois where the SOS maintains a separate index for UCCs and a separate index for Federal tax liens; searching only the UCC index will not reveal Federal tax liens of record. Other times these…READ MORE