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Notaries

At first glance, notary public might not seem like the flashiest profession. But as sworn public officials, they witness some of the most important moments in people’s lives, including adoptions, marriages, mortgage signings and more. Notaries are appointed to eight-year terms by the Secretary of State and are responsible for administering oaths, serving as impartial witnesses and verifying people’s identities. Becoming a notary public is a simple process that can open a lot of doors for...

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Trademarks

Establishing a strong brand image is an essential early step for budding business owners. And once a brand is built, it should be protected. Trademarks and service marks, as with many elements of intellectual property, might conjure up images of complex applications and costly legal fees. But trademarks are often affordable and – with INBiz – simple to research and file. With the rise of competition through the internet, understanding the importance of securing trademarks is more...

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OAG becomes fifth agency to offer services on the online business portal INBiz Users will be able to file unclaimed property reports online

Since April 2016, INBiz has helped over a quarter million Indiana business owners fulfill many of their filing requirements with the state. Now, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General joins INBiz to allow users to file unclaimed property reports online. “The Secretary of State’s office has partnered with the Attorney General’s office to expand additional services to our Hoosier business owners. Every year, millions of dollars in assets are turned over to the Attorney General’s...

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Next Level Jobs

Across Indiana, business is booming. The state projects that more than 1 million new jobs will be created over the next decade, many of which will require specialized training and certifications. Through its Next Level Jobs program, Indiana has introduced a series of grants and programs aimed at preparing employers to keep up with the state’s momentum. The grants focus on high-priority industries and high-demand jobs that will spur growth across Indiana’s economy. To help Hoosier...

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Greenwood is first partner city for INBiz Mayor announces partnership with state’s business portal during State of the City address

The City of Greenwood will be the first municipality to partner with INBiz, the one-stop business portal developed by the Indiana Secretary of States Office. Greenwood Mayor Mark W Myers saved the announcement as a finale for his seventh State of the City address, a symbol of the south sides resurgence with Greenwood leading the way. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson joined Myers and Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Christian Maslowski to detail the partnership,...

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