The HBS Blog

The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.

200,000 New Delaware Companies in 2017 By
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Delaware’s 2017 Annual report from the Division of Corporations was just released and reaffirms why attorneys, accountants and business professionals continue to use Delaware for their corporation filings... Read More
How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing By
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There will be times when you’ll need to check on the status of your Delaware entity and obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence). Perhaps you are applying for a bank loan or filing for Foreign Qualification in another state. Maybe you are entering into a contract with a third party, or maybe your corporation is merging with another corporation... Read More
What is a DBA, or Doing Business As? By
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Business owners often choose to operate under multiple, different names for a number of different ventures. For example, ABC Company, Inc. may find the need to set up multiple, different DBAs using the names XYZ Landscaping, Inc. and 123 Construction, Inc... Read More
Delaware Certificate of Incorporation By
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A Delaware Certificate of Incorporation is the foundation upon which a Delaware corporation is built. The state of Delaware requires very little information to be made public in order to form a corporation; the Certificate of Incorporation only requires a few pieces of information... Read More
Why Do So Many Companies Incorporate in Delaware? By
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You do not need to visit Delaware in order to form a business in the state. Delaware's Division of Corporations is the best in the world at processing business formation filings quickly, and it encourages entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to form their businesses here... Read More
Questions About The Delaware State File Number By
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When you form a company in Delaware, you will receive a Delaware state file number. This number identifies your company and only your company... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Stock Transfers By
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Typically, people hand a stock certificate to a shareholder and then document the exchange in the company's stock transfer ledger, which is utilized to properly record the transfer... Read More
The Pros and Cons of a Delaware Name Reservation By The name reservation is an optional service used to reserve a company name with the State of Delaware Secretary of State Division of Corporation, in order to secure the name for an anticipated future-filing... Read More
What Is a Conformed Signature? By
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A conformed signature indicates that a real signature has been used on the original document. Oftentimes, business transactions are done by smartphone while on the go. Many people know already that Delaware will accept faxed and emailed copies of documents that require signatures... Read More
Delaware, Blockchain Technology & the Future By
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Blockchain technology may bring enormous benefits to the industry, but only time will tell... Read More