As we approach the end of 2019, we express our gratitude to the many new corporate customers who trust our staff of licensing experts with their business license portfolio. Meanwhile, we are pleased to have released an online intelligent & logic-driven program to facilitate multi-location tax registrations.
It has been another year of explosive growth for Business Licenses, LLC in 2018. We now have 200+ customers taking advantage of our enterprise solutions along with new partners to better serve our expanding portfolio of small business clients. We also retooled BLMS® with management capabilities for service providers that administer multiple customers.
2016 started with a bang when Business Licenses, LLC added one of the 10 largest big-box retailers to our growing roster of business license software customers. We then launched LicenseSuite and partnered with Bank of America to provide business license compliance reports to thousands of small businesses across every state in America. We also provided research, filing, and consulting services to one of the largest mergers in American retail history.
In the summer of 2015, Business Licenses, LLC released major enhancements to BLMS®, including the ability to track professional license, vehicle licenses, contracts, property leases, and violations. The software's subscription base quickly grew to include customers from nearly every industry imaginable, such as healthcare, retail, telecommunications, food service, insurance, manufacturing, home security, entertainment, and finance.
Many of America's best known restaurant chains — such as PF Changs, The Cheesecake Factory, and Planet Hollywood — realized the benefits of BLMS® in 2014. They substantially increased their productivity and reduced their exposure to the risks of non-compliance. Word continued to spread and before the year's end, two of the top three retailers in America were clients of Business Licenses, LLC.
In 2010, Business Licenses, LLC introduced the Business License Management System (BLMS®) into the burgeoning market to allow enterprises to manage their own business license management workflow. Within two years, Apria Healthecare, Peets Coffee, Smith & Nephew, Sodexo, and other Fortune 500 companies were managing all of their business licenses, permits, and tax registrations on the cloud software. (They're all still with us today.)
Business Licenses, LLC reached a milestone of more than fifty Fortune 500 clients in 2009.
In 2007, Business Licenses, LLC created the License & Permit Electronic Library (LAPEL®) to enhance their business license management workflow while filing and renewing the portfolios of the largest telecommunication company in America.
In 2006, Business Licenses, LLC started handling the entire business license workflow of Fortune 100 companies.
In 2005, Business Licenses, LLC created proprietary software called ALM to automate its in-house workflow.
In 2004, Business Licenses, LLC offered its first automated license compliance tool to small and medium size businesses.