The HBS Blog

The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, start-ups and general business topics.

Equity Crowdfunding for Startups in Delaware By Meri Weiss Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Equity Crowdfunding for Startups in DelawareThe General Assembly of the state of Delaware recently approved, unanimously, legislation that will legalize equity crowdfunding for startups in Delaware. This means that both startups and small businesses will have increased access to investors and, as a result, increased access to capital. At the same time, House Bill 327 will allow more Delaware residents—regular people, not millionaires—to invest in Delaware startups and reap the benefits of early stage investors... Read More
Company Structure: Corporation By Brett Melson Monday, July 18, 2016 structure of a corporationThe Delaware General Corporation Law is flexible with respect to the type and number of officers a Delaware corporation must appoint. The applicable portion of the Delaware Corporation Law provides that a Delaware corporation shall have “such officers with such titles and duties as shall be stated in the bylaws or in a resolution of the Board of Directors which is not inconsistent with the bylaws.”.. Read More
U.S. Company Formations for Non-Residents By Brett Melson Tuesday, July 12, 2016 us company formations for non residentsThe Delaware Corporate Law structure does not impose restrictions on foreign ownership or management. It also does not require a Delaware LLC to maintain any physical presence in the state of Delaware other than a Registered Office and Registered Agent... Read More
Delaware LLC Ownership: Units By Andrew Millman Monday, July 11, 2016 Delaware LLC Ownership UnitsDelaware LLC ownership interest can be shown via percentages or membership units. An Operating Agreement can dictate classes of ownership & voting power... Read More
How to Register a Business in California By Paul Sponaugle Tuesday, July 5, 2016 how to register a business in californiaIf your corporation or LLC generates income or maintains tangible property in California, you are doing business there... Read More
The Mobile Business Evolution By Devin Scott Monday, July 4, 2016 mobile business evolutionIn general, when you hear about entrepreneurs starting a new business, people tend to think of a storefront, office space or even a warehouse. Entrepreneurs usually rent a space and begin setting up shop for the sales or service that they provide. This is very common, but may not be cost efficient for some businesses... Read More
The Best Delaware Mail Forwarding Services By Devin Scott Tuesday, June 28, 2016 the best delaware mail forwarding servicesHarvard Business Services, Inc.'s mail forwarding services are, to put it bluntly, the best in the business. Here's how it works: your incoming mail is addressed to your company's name at our Delaware mailing address (which does not include annoying add-ons like a suite number or a private mailbox number)... Read More
Non-Profit vs Benefit Corporation (Infographic) By Veselin Ganev, Meri Weiss Monday, June 27, 2016 non profit vs benefit corporationThe key differences include why each operates, company structure, where profits go & progress reporting, among others... Read More
Is an LLC a corporation? What's the Difference? By Rick Bell Tuesday, June 21, 2016 is an llc a corporationWhy 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
How to Set Up A Non-Profit Corporation By Jeremy Reed Monday, June 20, 2016 How to Set Up A Non-profit CorporationOnce you have set up a Delaware Exempt corporation—also known as a non-profit corporation—you will need to file an application for non-profit status with the IRS. Part of your application should include your non-profit corporation’s mission statement. The mission statement is generally a statement of what your organization wants and aims to accomplish... Read More