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.

Doing business in South Dakota with a Delaware Company By
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If 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
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Delaware 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
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
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Our 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
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Next 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
What Is IRS Form 8822-B
For 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
Compare Business Formations [Infographic] By
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Trying to decide which business formation is right for your startup? Our infographic provides all the basic information you'll need... Read More
Delaware Corporation Directors Cannot Be Undisclosed By
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On the Delaware Annual Franchise Tax Report, all corporations must list their Company Name; Company Address; Names & Addresses of all Directors; Name & Address of one Officer... Read More
Foreign Qualify a Delaware Company in Tennessee By
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Your Delaware company can operate legally in Tennessee, as long as you file for Foreign Qualification and stay in compliance in both states... Read More
Delaware Blank Check Preferred Stock By
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Every 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