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I'd be honored if you'd give my latest piece on +AllBusiness a read. It concerns the benefits of outsourcing within your business. I'd love to know your thoughts and hear what you're personally doing to outsource, or why you might choose not to.
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Great point about outsourcing in our everyday lives, +Rebecca Quinn. I thin it still remains a dirty word because people associate it with job loss. Once we learn to delegate the floodgates to ease in success open, we're flooded with more ideas, and things seem more attainable.
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Do you act as your own RA?
 
If you own your own business, are you your own registered agent (or resident agent, statutory agent, etc. depending on your location)? If not, did you hire a professional registered agent service, or do you have a friend or family member acting as your agent?
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A true entrepreneur
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That's hilarious!
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Probably just about everything you've been wondering about benefit corporations. New white paper from +Northwest Registered Agent, LLC 
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"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Daring yes,  as in chess, life  has many pieces the least not being, courage, discipline, wisdom, integrity, and compassion.
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Happy to announce I will be doing a live webinar on Score.org in the coming weeks. More details to follow!
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If you wish to do business in another state, you're gonna need to register there. Here's how to do just that:
 
Do you have an LLC that you want to register in another state? We can help. If you want to do business in states besides your original home state, you must register. Here's how to get started:
http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/foreign-llc-registration.html
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This is why Friday is my favorite day of the week. The snacks...oh the snacks! Every Friday we at +Northwest Registered Agent, LLC bring in a little something a la potluck and feast for a good 8 hours.
 
Happy Snack Friday! So far the spread is looking good here at +Northwest Registered Agent, LLC. What are your professional goals this Friday?
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Happy Thursday!
+Northwest Registered Agent, LLC is an amazing resource for small businesses. Here is a link explaining how to obtain a certificate of good standing for your business. Why might you need one? For one thing it is necessary if you plan to do business in another state. Here's some more helpful info and state prices:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/certificate-good-standing.html
 
Do you need to obtain a certificate of good standing for your business?
You might need one (also known as a certificate of existence) if you plan to do business in another state. Each state is a bit different when it comes to cost, delivery time, etc. Here is what you need to know to get what you need for your business:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/certificate-good-standing.html
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A great watch and dose of exactly what business owners need to hear. I hate to use the word "hate" (oops), but there are few things I hate more in government, businesses, and life in general than bureaucracy. It takes many different forms, and starts on the playground. What if we strive to filter it from our lives?
 
"Don't make more bureaucracy & rules in your company instead hire people with better judgement & common sense" - http://seer.is/1rP9eP2 I swear Patty McCord is amazing.
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A very happy Fourth of July to everyone! Saw these cupcakes downtown and couldn't resist snapping a picture. Then buying the whole plate....
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Thank you +Michelle O Neill, they were delicious! I ended up going back and buying a dozen. 
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H/T +Theresa Delgado.
Happy Wednesday! Stay focused through Hump Day!
 
Set backs are just temporary...
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Hi +Drake Forester! Thank you for sharing. Have a n AWESOME afternoon - T :)
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  • Northwest Registered Agent, LLC
    Chief Legal Strategy Officer, 2005 - present
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Chief legal strategy officer and blogger of most things business, registered agent, nonprofit, and more
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I spent the early years of my life working at a locally owned sawmill and enjoyed living in the woods. My life experiences have crafted a unique real world perspective to the law and real world industries. The logging industry was effectively shut down from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the mill closed, and the town basically died. NAFTA reinvented my career by paying for me to go to law school.

As the chief legal strategy officer, my role at Northwest guides our company and our clients through the vast bureaucracy we all deal with when running a business. I'm interested in helping people start and run successful businesses. I'm always learning and sharing. I have a special interest in nonprofits as well as registered agent services--have any questions? Ask away. 

I've recently begun authoring a blog housed on Northwest Registered Agent that covers a variety of topics concerning LLCs, incorporation, registered agents and registered agent services, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship. It's all about solid, quality information and absolutely no filler:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/no-boloney/
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