The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, start-ups and general business topics.
Delaware LLC Privacy: What's on Public Record?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A Delaware LLC filed through a professional Registered Agent affords you the highest level of confidentiality. Only the company name and the name and address of the Registered Agent typically appear on the Certificate of Formation, along with the date of filing and the company file number... Read More
How Important is Corporate Indemnification?
Monday, October 16, 2017
In a corporation, the scope of indemnification can vary, depending upon the terms of the corporation’s charter and bylaws, but only within certain parameters prescribed by the Delaware corporate law and judicial precedent... Read More
Company Seal Requirements | Why Use a Company Seal?
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Many companies use a company seal, which contains the company’s name, the year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. The company seal contains the company’s name, its year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. Think of the corporate seal as the official signature of your company... Read More
Form a Delaware Company for Your Cryptocurrency Venture
Monday, October 9, 2017
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others—cryptocurrency may be how we spend and send money in the near future. There are tons of apps, software programs and storage sites already—do you have a cryptocurrency startup idea?.. Read More
What Is a Non-Stock Corporation?
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The common use of the non-stock corporation as the vehicle with which to obtain tax-exempt or non-profit status from the IRS has led to an interchangeability of the two terms, but this can be problematic... Read More
9 Easy Tips for Filing Your Delaware Franchise Tax
Monday, October 2, 2017
Every Delaware corporation must pay Franchise Tax by filing an annual report online. Your company’s Franchise Tax Fee depends on the number of authorized shares... Read More
Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Venture Capitalists invest in burgeoning industries that are on a clear upswing, such as tech, SEO and biotech companies. They tend to invest in companies in the middle stages—after the shaky, risky early phase yet before the soaring, competitive phase... Read More
Asset Protection for Vehicles [Infographic]
Monday, September 25, 2017
The best way to protect a fleet of professional vehicles is by forming a Delaware S corporation to use as a holding company, forming an LLC for each vehicle and then leasing each vehicle back to the operating company... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Stock Transfers
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Typically, people hand a stock certificate to a shareholder and then document the exchange in the company's stock transfer ledger, which is utilized to properly record the transfer... Read More
Is a Corporate Kit Really Necessary?
Monday, September 18, 2017
Not only is a Corporate Kit a safe, orderly location in which to house all your company’s documents but many of those documents can be utilized in court, if the need ever arises. Maintaining your company’s Corporate Kit makes sense, on all levels... Read More