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Delaware Blank Check Preferred Stock
By Rick Bell Tuesday, April 11, 2017

delaware blank check preferred stockEvery Delaware General Corporation must have one class of common stock, but it can also have a second class of stock (or more) with customized terms for the different classes. The most popular second class of stock is called preferred stock because it can contain terms, negotiated between the Board of Directors and the recipient, that are preferred over the rights of common stockholders... Read More

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Why Startups Should Consider Using Bitcoin
By Meri Weiss Monday, April 10, 2017

what is bitcoinBitcoin is a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are utilized to regulate the generation of unites of currency and verify the transfer of funds, without any bank, financial institution or government involvement... Read More

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Where to Incorporate: Delaware vs Nevada Infographic
By Michael Bell, Veselin Ganev Tuesday, April 4, 2017

delaware vs nevadaOur infographic illustrates the many ways that Delaware is a better state to form a company in than Nevada... Read More

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Introduction to Limited Partnerships
By Brett Melson Monday, April 3, 2017

what is a limited partnershipA limited partnership is formed by filing a Certificate of Limited Partnership with the state of Delaware. A limited partnership is not required to file its governing document, the limited partnership agreement, with the state of Delaware... Read More

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Dissolve a Corporation with Certificate of Dissolution
By Jeremy Reed Tuesday, March 28, 2017

a certificate of dissolutionThere are two ways to close a company: either dissolve a corporation with a Certificate of Dissolution or don’t file a certificate. Both are legal--it just depends on your particular situation... Read More

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Operate a Delaware Corporation in Wisconsin
By Devin Scott Monday, March 27, 2017

wisconsin foreign qualificationIf you would like to operate your Delaware corporation in Wisconsin, you must first file for Foreign Qualification, pay a fee and provide a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing... Read More

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How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing
By Amy Fountain Tuesday, March 21, 2017

how to order a delaware certificate of good standingThere 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

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Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
By Meri Weiss Monday, March 20, 2017

what is a venture capitalistVenture Capitalists invest in burgeoning industries that are on a clear upswing, such as tech, SEO and biotech companies. They tend to invest in companies in the middle stages—after the shaky, risky early phase yet before the soaring, competitive phase... Read More

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Why Zero Par Value Stock Affects Franchise Tax
By Amy Fountain Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Why Zero Par Value Stock Affects Franchise TaxWhen you form a corporation, think about Franchise Tax when you’re deciding the number of authorized shares and the par value of the shares. Most start-up companies are typically formed with a small number of authorized shares and a low (or zero) par value... Read More

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What to Know When Naming a Benefit Corporation
By Andrew Millman Monday, March 13, 2017

how to name a benefit corporationThe most recent member of the family of Delaware corporate entities is the Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, also known as a Benefit Corporation or B Corporation. The Delaware Public Benefit Corporation came into existence on August 1st, 2013... Read More

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