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.

Delaware Corporation Franchise Tax Due Date By Amy Fountain Monday, February 23, 2015 delaware corporation faranchise tax due dateYou must file and pay the Delaware corporation Franchise Tax report by March 1 or the state of Delaware will automatically impose a $125 late penalty plus interest... Read More
"Do I Need a Business License?" By Michael Bell Monday, February 16, 2015 If you recently formed a company, you may be wondering, "Do I need a business license?" Here's what you need to know... Read More
High Corporation Franchise Tax Bill? Don't Panic. By Amy Fountain Tuesday, February 10, 2015 high corporation franchise tax billThe state of Delaware has two methods to calculate the Franchise Tax fees due. The first method, which is called the authorized shares method, assesses X dollars per X number of authorized shares. This method works on a graduated scale, so the amount will vary based on your specific entity details... Read More
Do I Need a DBA? By Devin Scott Tuesday, February 3, 2015 If you want to call your business a new name, you'll need to file for a DBA or fictitious name registration | HBS, Inc... Read More
Using Live Chat for Business By Michael Bell Monday, February 2, 2015 Using live chat for business purposes can revolutionize your customer service. We've had great success with it. Here's our story... Read More
Secure Your Domain Name First, Then Form Your Company By Andrew Millman Monday, January 26, 2015 If a website is in the cards for your new business, it's probably not a bad idea to secure your domain name prior to setting up the company... Read More
How to Convert a C Corporation to an LLC By Paul Sponaugle Tuesday, January 13, 2015 To convert your C-corp to an LLC, file a conversion with your state & then notify the IRS. You can also convert an LLC to S-corp tax status... Read More
How Many Companies Incorporated in Delaware in 2014? By Brett Melson Monday, January 12, 2015 Delaware released news that 2014 broke a record for the number of new business formations. How many companies incorporated in Delaware in 2014?.. Read More
How to Take Credit Card Payments On Your Phone By Michael Bell Monday, January 5, 2015 Square allows you to take credit card payments on your phone or tablet! Here's how it works, and why it might be right for your business... Read More
Doing Business in Arizona with a Delaware LLC By Devin Scott Tuesday, December 30, 2014 doing business in arizona with a delaware llcThe process in which a Delaware LLC will get permission to operate in a foreign state is called Foreign Qualification. To foreign qualify your Delaware LLC in Arizona, you will need to follow Arizona's application process, pay their state fee, and obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware... Read More