Business Services News Archive

Tennessee’s economy continues to grow with a robust start to 2017, according to a report released by the Secretary of State's office. There were 10,372 new entity filings in the first quarter of 2017, which represents an 8.7 percent increase over the same time last year.
A recent 320-count indictment and the arrests of 10 people from a joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation highlight an ongoing problem.
Initial business filings have grown year-over-year for more than five years and don't show any signs of slowing down, according to a report released Tuesday by the Secretary of State's office.
Tennessee's economy has consistently grown for five straight years, according to a report released Thursday by the Secretary of State's office. There were 8,898 new entity filings in the third quarter, which represents a 7.3 percent increase over the third quarter of 2015.
A familiar problem is popping up again across the Volunteer State.
The Volunteer State’s economy is climbing into unchartered territory, reaching heights well above the peak experienced before the Great Recession, according to a report released Thursday by the Secretary of State’s office.
The Division of Business Services has a new online feature that allows business entities formed outside the state of Tennessee to complete an application for certificate of authority, upload a current certificate of existence from their home state and pay filing fees online using a credit or debit c
An economic report released by the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday shows Tennessee’s economy continues to grow in 2016 with no signs of stopping any time soon.
The Division of Business Services now has videos to demonstrate how to file annual reports ahead of the busy April filing deadline. For companies that operate on a fiscal calendar ending December 31, April 1 is the deadline to file an annual report.
Strong numbers of new business filings suggest Tennessee’s economy is healthy and should continue the growth it’s experienced for 17 consecutive quarters, according to an economic report released Wednesday.
Tennessee businesses can now form for profit benefit corporations with the Division of Business Services. This new entity type is part of the For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that went into effect January 1, 2016.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce a decrease in service fees for documents filed online with the Division of Business Services.
New business filings indicate Tennessee's economy will continue to grow, according to an economic report released Thursday.
The Division of Business Services, as well as other divisions of the Tennessee Department of State, receives large amounts of mail daily.
The Division of Business Services is implementing changes to its courtesy notice letters as well as its notification letters for registrations that are scheduled to expire or be administratively dissolved or revoked.
Tennessee’s economy continues on an upward trajectory as the Great Recession keeps getting smaller in the rearview mirror.
A familiar scam that continues to target Tennessee businesses is now in the spotlight of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee.
Business entities that want to transact business under a name other than their legal name can apply for an assumed name (otherwise known as a trade name or fictitious name).