The Harvard Business Services Team


Richard (Rick) H. Bell, II, Founder & Chairman


Rick formed Harvard Business Services, Inc. on March 2, 1981 and has led the company from a boot-strapped start-up to a recognized leader in the business of forming and maintaining Delaware companies. Rick studied at TASIS (The American School in Switzerland), Ohio Wesleyan University and Loyola University Chicago (John Felice Rome Center), but never earned a college degree.

In 1969, he dropped out of college and went to work for Rolling Stone magazine, which was in its infancy, and became their first National Circulation Director. Later, Rick formed several publishing companies and eventually became a consultant to publishers. He moved from California to Wilmington, Delaware in 1980 to become Business Manager of The Company Corporation, a do-it-yourself incorporation service. Rick has served the state of Delaware as a member of the Governor's High Tech Task force, the Governor's International Marketing Committee and also as an elected official; he was Recorder of Deeds from 1998 - 2002.

Rick served as a Trustee of Franklin College and a member of the Board of Directors of TASIS in Lugano, Switzerland.

Michael (Mike) J. Bell, President

Harvard Business Services, Inc.

Mike has been working for Harvard Business Services, Inc. in a variety of roles since he was a young child. He is the son of Harvard's Founder & Chairman, Rick Bell.

Mike was born and raised in Delaware but traveled extensively while attending high school in Switzerland. He then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Lynn University. He returned to Delaware to join Harvard Business Services, Inc. full-time in the summer of 2009. Mike has worked in several departments in order to learn the processes and details of the company. In addition, Mike produced and directed many videos for Harvard Business Services, Inc. These videos, featuring our employees, are a valuable tool for our marketing efforts. They can be viewed on both our website and YouTube.

Mike has managed the SEO and PPC efforts of Harvard as well as many other initiatives. He possesses both the commitment and the passion to continue the family tradition well into the future. He was named President on January 1, 2019.


Since 1981, Harvard Business Services, Inc. has helped form 413,818 Delaware corporations and LLCs for people all over the world.

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