The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, start-ups and general business topics.
What Is Foreign Qualification?
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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... Read More
LLC Transfer of Interests [with templates]
Monday, November 27, 2017
In Delaware, the LLC Operating Agreement spells out all conditions of future sales or transfers. Traditionally, the LLC Operating agreement is amended internally within the LLC only... Read More
Non-Profit Corporation vs Public Benefit Corporation
Rick Bell, Devin Scott, Meri Weiss
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A traditional non-profit—or not-for-profit—company aims to serve a public benefit without making a profit, as defined by the IRS. If a non-profit company decides to stop doing business and dissolve, it must distribute its assets among other non-profits... Read More
How to Add a Series to a Delaware Series LLC
Monday, November 20, 2017
A Series LLC is a viable option for business owners who operate multiple types of businesses—they can form a separate LLC for each aspect of their business... Read More
Certificate of Incorporation: Delaware
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
One of the many benefits of forming a Delaware corporation is that the Directors’ names are not required to be listed on the Certificate of Incorporation... Read More
A New Company for a New Year
Monday, November 13, 2017
Did you know you can set up a new Delaware LLC or Delaware corporation so it’s ready for business at the start of 2018 and you save $100 plus don’t have to pay Franchise Tax until 2019?.. Read More
Mission Statement vs Benefit Statement
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Both Public Benefit Corporations and Non-Profit Corporations require additional language on the Certificate of Incorporation, in the form of a Benefit Statement (for a Benefit Corporation) or a Mission Statement (for a Non-Profit Corporation). There are typically differences in the language in these two statements... Read More
What Are a Corporate Secretary’s Responsibilities?
Monday, November 6, 2017
Many people think a Corporate Secretary’s role is merely to take and record meeting minutes. While doing so is, indeed, one of the Corporate Secretary’s responsibilities, it is nowhere near the entirety of this pivotal role... Read More
Changes to Delaware’s Corporate Franchise Tax Fees
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The Delaware General Assembly passed House Bill 175, which affects some taxes and fees imposed by Delaware’s Secretary of State. All the amendments have been approved. Some are already in effect and some will not be applicable until January 1, 2018... Read More
Can I Operate Multiple Businesses Under One LLC?
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
It is possible and permissible to operate multiple businesses under one LLC. Many entrepreneurs who opt to do this use what is called a "Fictitious Name Statement" or a "DBA" (also known as a "Doing Dusiness As") to operate an additional business under a different name... Read More