business license

Q4 2020 Product Update

We continued to make progress in Q4: … Read More

Converting from SIC To NAICS Codes

As part of South Carolina’s business license standardization, all organizations levying business license tax must make those calculations based on the business’ NAICS code. If you’re still evaluating based on SIC code, let’s look at what steps you can take … Read MoreRead More

SC Business License Standardization is Passed! Here’s What it Means for Your Municipality

South Carolina House Bill 4431 was passed and Signed by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on September 30th 2020 and became act number 176 of the 2020 session. During its ratification process, we covered in a previous post what we … Read MoreRead More

SC H. 4431 Business License Bill and it’s Impact on Your City (Summer 2020 Version)

Status Update – 7/22/2020: The legislation has passed the House and is in the Finance Committee’s hands in the Senate. At this point, the legislature is in recess and is expected to return for a final session in mid-September. According … Read More

Data Collection & Reporting for the Modern Business License Department

In Part 1 we discussed the goals of the modern department and in Part 2 we discussed the metrics that you can use to measure your progress towards those goals. Here we’ll discuss what reports we need to monitor those … Read More

The 11 Key Metrics for Your Business License Department

The Business License function performs an important service within a municipality. How do we know if it’s performing it well? In Part 1 we talked about the goals for Business Licensing with a municipality. Let’s take those goals and break … Read MoreRead More

The Five Goals of a Modern Business License Department

Business Licensing as a municipal function goes back to the 18th century and before that back to England and its regulations. Initially setup as a way to manage the growth of ‘sin industries’ like pubs within a locale, business licensing … Read MoreRead More