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The New and Improved Regulation of Assumed Name Filings in Virginia
April 28, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Clerk’s Office of the State Corporation Commission became the central filing office in Virginia for all certificates of assumed or fictitious name, effectively streamlining the previous two-step process into…

Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When They Take the DIY Approach
November 25, 2019

Ever hear someone say, “it is much more expensive to clean up a mess than to do it right the first time around”? Well, it is usually true. Every so often a new client reaches out for help after they have tried to set up a new business entity…

Figuring Out Which Licenses Apply to Your Business
November 20, 2019

It is not surprising that a restaurant selling alcohol needs a liquor license or that a construction company needs a contractor’s license before it can start building houses or office buildings. But many business owners in different industries…

RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: A Few Good Things to Know About the Virginia Benefit Corporation
April 18, 2019

Virginia was among the first handful of states to embrace the social entrepreneurship movement by passing a law in 2011 creating a special form of business entity—the benefit corporation. Here are a few good things to know about the Virginia…

#RVABizLaw Tip of the Day: Three Simple Tips to Maximize Limited Liability Protection through your Virginia LLC
February 12, 2019

Three Simple Tips to Maximize Limited Liability Protection through your Virginia LLC:  (i) Pay your annual fee to the SCC on time every year; (ii) pay attention to signature blocks when signing business contracts on behalf of your LLC; (iii)…

Virginia Franchise Forum 11th Anniversary Celebration
October 15, 2018

Registration now open for the Virginia Franchise Forum 11th Anniversary Celebration! Join the VFF for an evening of franchising updates, education, and networking as it marks its 11th anniversary. Industry leader FRANdata returns to present…