What we are not about to do is laminate our business certificates!
What is laminating?
Laminating is covering a document in plastic to protect and preserve it. A machine is used to seal the document using one sheet of plastic in the front ,another sheet of plastic at the back and heat is applied.
People usually laminate academic certificates and other documents to preserve them.
Never laminate your business registration certificates because:
1.Laminating (destroys) flattens the security seal.
During the process of laminating, your security seal on your business certificate will be flattened. Authentic business certificates contain a security seal placed by the Companies Registrar. This seal is an important way to verify that your business was registered. (There are fake business certificates.) When you go to the bank to open your business bank account the bank checks for the security seal to ensure your certificate is real.
2.Laminated business certificates are void.
Your certificate becomes void and meaningless when you laminate it.
3.Laminated certificates will not be accepted.
Laminated business certificates will not be accepted by banks and other institutions when you want to conduct business.
4.Difficult to photocopy laminated certificates.
It is difficult to photocopy your business certificate when it is laminated. Sometimes copies of your business certificate may be requested when you are conducting business.
5.The heat can burn your business certificate.
Do this instead of laminating your business registration certificate:
Leave your certificate in the clear protective plastic envelope I gave you when you used my service.)
Frame your certificate in a picture frame and display it in your office.
Store your certificate in a cool, dry location.
Remember your business registration certificate will last you for the rest of your life.
Antoinette Sydney LB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.
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