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.

Do I Need a Business License? | Business License Info By Meri Weiss Monday, April 11, 2016 /blog/images/img/business license vector.jpgNo matter what type of business you own—whether it’s in a physical storefront or based online—and regardless if it’s a small or large company, you are going to need to obtain and maintain a business license (possibly more than one)... Read More
New Annual Registered Agent Fee Due Date Policy By Amy Fountain Tuesday, April 5, 2016 annual registered agent fee due dateEffective immediately, all annual Registered Agent Fees will be due on the 28th day of whatever month your company was formed... Read More
Compare Business Entities: Corporation vs LLC By HBS , Meri Weiss Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Corporation vs LLCWhat’s the difference between LLCs and corporations? Which is better for raising capital, limiting liability, easy management & paying taxes?.. Read More
What Is Foreign Qualification? By Andrew Millman Monday, March 28, 2016 what is foreign qualificationForeign Qualification is the process of registering your Delaware LLC or corporation, which is considered domestic to the state of Delaware and foreign to all other states, as a foreign entity in your company's home state. If you plan to operate the business, open a bank account, hire employees or hold an asset in any state other than the state of incorporation, you may be required to file for Foreign Qualification. If you fail to do so, you may be jeopardizing your company... Read More
Business Start-Up Guide: Merchant Services By Jeremy Reed Tuesday, March 22, 2016 business start-up guideMerchant services have become increasingly important for start-ups in the information age. In the past, start-ups would market their product or services in their local area and many accepted only cash or checks for payment... Read More
Company Seal Requirements | Why Use a Company Seal? By Devin Scott Monday, March 21, 2016 Company Seal RequirementsThe company seal is a tool used to stamp or emboss your company's important documents in order to show the document is certified by, and agreed upon by, the Board of Directors of the company. 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
4 Things to Know about Corporate Bylaws [Free Template] By Brett Melson Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4 Things To Know about corporate bylawsFour things to know about corporate bylaws, including how they govern a corporation & define a corporation’s structure. Corprate bylaws provide the granular detail into how the corporation will operate and what its governance mechanics will be. They also describe the relationship among its Board of Directors, its officers and its shareholders... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Stock Transfers By Devin Scott Sunday, March 13, 2016 what to know about stock transfersCertain information should always be included when you issue stock transfers, such as names, dates & number of shares owned... Read More
How to Obtain a U.S. Visa for Business Travel By Meri Weiss Tuesday, March 8, 2016 how to obtain a u.s. visa for business travelIf you are planning to visit to the United States in order to conduct any type of temporary, international business—including to attend conferences, consultations or conventions—you will need a non-immigrant Business Visitor Visa, known as a B-1... Read More
Why Incorporate in Delaware? [INFOGRAPHIC] By HBS , Meri Weiss Monday, March 7, 2016 why incorporate in delawareWhy incorporate in Delaware?Low start-up costs, current corporate case law, no need to live in Delaware, LLC privacy and flexible corporate laws... Read More