The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.

Dissolve a Corporation with Certificate of Dissolution By
how to dissolve a corporation
Some corporation owners do not want to pay the expense of filing a Certificate of Dissolution. There is an alternative to dissolving your corporation via Certificate of Dissolution—you can tell your Registered Agent to resign as the agent with the state... Read More
Exploring ROBS: A Financing Option for Entrepreneurs By Learn more about ROBS financing, which allows an individual to use their retirement funds to start a business without incurring any early withdrawal penalties... Read More
Non-Profit Corporation vs Public Benefit Corporation By
non-profit vs benefit corp
Unlike a non-profit company, a PBC may be first and foremost engaged in a profitable enterprise of a very different nature from its mission, such as making food products, engaging in real estate investments or any other for-profit enterprise... Read More
What is a FinCEN Identifier (FinCEN ID)? By Discover how the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) impacts your business reporting requirements. Learn about the benefits of using a FinCEN ID to protect your personal information and streamline the filing process. Get essential insights on Delaware formations and ensure your compliance with ease. Don't miss out on crucial information for entities formed in 2024. Click now to read our latest blog and simplify your FinCEN filings... Read More
Plan Your Delaware Company’s Business Start Date By
Effective Date
Would you like to set your new Delaware company’s business start date? Maybe you want to register a Delaware company with an effective date of your son or daughter’s birthday or on your wedding anniversary date. If it’s close to the end of the year, you may even prefer an effective date of January 1. In Delaware, an LLC’s Certificate of Formation or a Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation can be filed with an effective date and even an effective time... Read More
Why June 1st Is an Important Deadline for Delaware LLCs By
If you have a Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC), series LLC or Limited Partnership (LP), then the date of June 1 is critical to your business entity. June 1 is the deadline for paying you company’s annual Franchise Tax fees... Read More
Is an LLC a corporation? What's the Difference? By
is an llc a corporation
Why is Google a corporation and YouTube an LLC? Both, of course, chose Delaware as their corporate home, even though they are headquartered elsewhere. So why did Google choose to form as a corporation and YouTube as an LLC?.. Read More
What Is a Non-Stock Corporation? By
what is a non-stock corporation?
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
Requirements for a Company Seal By
Company Seal Requirements
Many companies use a company seal (also referred to as a corporate seal), although it is not required by law. A company seal contains the company’s name, the year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. Think of the company seal as the official signature of your company... Read More
Board Requirements for Seeking Expert Advice By
Directors often rely on experts in making decisions, to comply with their fiduciary duty of care in becoming adequately informed. This article discusses when a director may successfully claim reliance on experts in avoiding liability for a breach of his or her fiduciary duty of care... Read More