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.

Anatomy of an S Corporation [INFOGRAPHIC] By
s corporation structure
What is an S corporation and how does being one help a company? Find out in our simple infographic... Read More
4 Common and Avoidable Start-Up Mistakes By
Common and Avoidable Start-Up Mistakes
Try to avoid these common startup mistakes so you won't waste money or time when you are busy running your new company... Read More
What Does Service of Process Mean? By
what does service of process mean
If you own a Delaware corporation, LLC, LP or other business entity, you should familiarize yourself with the term “service of process.”.. Read More
What Is an LLC Operating Agreement? [with templates] By
what is an llc operating agreement
The Delaware legislature created the limited liability company (LLC) in such a way as to allow the LLC's members the freedom to contract with one another upon whatever terms they deem are best suited to their company... Read More
Do I Need a Business License? | Business License Info By
Do I need a business license
No 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
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When you form a Delaware company through Harvard Business Services, Inc., we want to ensure you receive the most value for your money—thus we believe in providing each Delaware company we form with a full year of Registered Agent service... Read More
Compare Business Entities: Corporation vs LLC By
Corporation vs LLC
What’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
what is foreign qualification
Foreign 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
business start-up guide
Merchant 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
How to Obtain a U.S. Visa for Business Travel By
how to obtain a u.s. visa for business travel
If 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