Sunday, April 18, 2021
Online registration and renewal services for small business owners are more prevalent than in years past.
For example, in 2004 when I first registered my sole proprietorship (QiSoftware) with the state of Maryland, everything was done- mostly via US mail with limited services for facsimiles (faxes). You can search for my Maryland business entity here use "qisoftware" for the search name.
In 2019 or so, when I registered online with the newly created Maryland Business Express site (came online March 26, 2018), I could not link my existing business records (since September 2004) with my new Maryland Business Express registration.
This meant, in 2019 when I had to renew (every 5 years) my business registration, it was all done via US mail.
Earlier this year, I found I could link the existing business records with my Business Express registration, so now, I can renew and update business registration information online.
Are you doing business in Maryland? No, is your state online insofar as business filings, renewals, etc.? I am so pleased Maryland is coming online with all of these new features.