As a contractor, it can be very profitable to specialize in a particular type of construction. For example, in California, the specialties of roofing contractors and swimming pool contractors are always in demand. However, in California, you must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) in order to work as a roofing or swimming pool contractor. California is one of about 20 states that require roofing contractors and swimming pool contractors to obtain specialty contractor's licenses. In addition, all contractors in California are required to obtain a contractor bond to protect the public from any potential damages that may occur as a result of their work. Though obtaining a license and bond is not a complicated process, there are a number of important steps to follow to ensure your application is approved the first time.Read More
In California, there are specific steps you must follow to become a licensed contractor. Among these steps is the purchase of a California Bond of Qualifying Individual (BQI). California is one of several states that require certain contractors to have a qualifying individual bond. This type of bond is required for individuals with a controlling interest in a business entity licensed to perform residential or commercial construction work in California.Read More
In California, anyone wanting to own or operate a talent agency must obtain a license from the state. The California Department of Industrial Relations' Labor Commissioner's Office is responsible for issuing these licenses.Read More
The new year marks the start of a significant change for California contractors. As of January 1st, 2023, the CA Contractor License Bond (CLB), Bond of Qualifying Individual (BQI), and Contractors Disciplinary Bond will increase to a $25,000 bond amount (also called a bond limit) as a result of Senate Bill 607.Read More
If you’re a property owner planning to complete grading work in the city of Los Angeles, California, you likely need to obtain a grading permit bond. This bond is required by the city to ensure that the grading work is completed according to all approved building plans and as outlined by the terms of the grading permit.Read More
The process can seem daunting, but the following information can help you navigate it easily. Continue reading as we cover all the licensing requirements for CA prescription drug wholesalers so you can get started on your application today!Read More
In this comprehensive guide we’ll explore how to become a licensed and bonded tax preparer in the Golden State.Read More
To operate as a finance lender or mortgage broker in California, you must meet certain requirements and obtain the proper license.Read More
If you want to help immigrants navigate the complex process of coming to the United States, becoming a bonded immigration consultant is a great option.Read More
If you’re looking to become a farm labor contractor in California, you first need to get a Farm Labor Contractor License (FLC).Read More
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KG C. - CA
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John F. - CA
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South Coast Surety has been proudly providing surety support to all fifty U.S. states for twenty years. Starting out as a small agency with a dream in San Clemente, California, we have steadily grown into one of the largest bond-only agencies in the nation. We write all commercial bonds and contract bonds for every American business and industry. Our greatest achievement is helping our clients grow their business alongside our own through coaching and obtaining larger bonding limits at the best rates. We work hard for our clients and take pride in bonding businesses that have been declined by our competitors.