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.

What to Know about California’s LLC Forms By Andrew Millman Monday, May 29, 2017 californias llc formsStates require different forms when you register a foreign company for Foreign Qualification. California has three different forms for LLCs... Read More
Business Structure: LLC By Andrew Millman Wednesday, May 24, 2017 business structure of an llcA member of an LLC may also function as a manager, but an LLC does not need to have a manager; members can run the company on their own. As for managing-member vs member classifications, it is simple: when a member is also a manager, he or she is usually referred to as a "managing-member.".. Read More
I Can't Find My Employee Identification Number By Brett Melson Tuesday, May 23, 2017 I can't find my EINIf you've lost your EIN, there are ways you can retrieve the number, such as the IRS, your bank or, if we obtained the EIN for you, call us... Read More
The Delaware Series LLC Operating Agreement & Structure By Brett Melson Tuesday, May 16, 2017 delaware series llcUnder Delaware law, a series LLC (limited liability company) may be composed of individual series of membership interests. This type of entity is referred to as a Delaware series LLC. Here's what you need to know about the Delaware series LLC, including the series LLC operating agreement... Read More
Doing business in South Dakota with a Delaware Company By Devin Scott Monday, May 15, 2017 delaware company in south dakotaIf your business will have a physical presence by operating, hiring employees, banking or even holding an asset in a state other than its state of Incorporation, business owners typically foreign qualify their business to operate in that state... Read More
Filing Delaware LLC Franchise Tax [INFOGRAPHIC] By Veselin Ganev, Meri Weiss Tuesday, May 9, 2017 filing delaware llc franchise taxDelaware LLC Franchise Tax is due June 1 of every year. Our infographic shows you what you'll need when filing, plus how to file online quickly and easily... Read More
What Is the Role of Officers in a Delaware Corporation? By Brett Melson Monday, May 8, 2017 What Is the Role of Officers in a Delaware Corporation?Delaware law mandates that an officer of the corporation must be an individual and cannot be another entity; however, Delaware does not have restrictions in place about who can serve as an officer in a corporation... Read More
Introducing Our New Delaware Franchise Tax Calculator By Amy Fountain Tuesday, May 2, 2017 franchise tax calculatorOur Franchise Tax Calculator can compare the amounts due between different Delaware entity types, and to calculate your Delaware company's Franchise Tax... Read More
Podcasts We Love: How I Built This, Instacart App By Veselin Ganev Monday, May 1, 2017 how i built this NPRNext up in our ongoing series Podcasts We Love is “How I Built This” on NPR. This episode focuses on Apoorva Mehta, founder of the Instacart app... Read More
What Is IRS Form 8822-B? By Andrew Millman Tuesday, April 25, 2017 What Is IRS Form 8822-BFor many LLCs, the member(s) may never change. Usually, these are simply internal matters addressed within the LLC Operating Agreement. Sometimes, however, you may need to alert the IRS about changes within your LLC... Read More