The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.
Form a Delaware LLC Without Names on the Public Record
Monday, December 25, 2017
Many people want to know how to file a Delaware LLC confidentially, and how to protect ownership if you file and decide not to list your member's names on your Certificate of Formation. In Delaware, the only document you are required to file in order to create an LLC is a Certificate of Formation... Read More
Who Can Incorporate in Delaware?
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Who can incorporate in Delaware? What's required to form an LLC in Delaware? Here's why Delaware is the popular choice for businesses... Read More
How to Get an ITIN Number
Monday, December 18, 2017
The term “ITIN” stands for Individual Tax Identification Number. Any person who needs a tax identification number but is not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number can apply for an ITIN. An ITIN is easy to identify, as it always begins with the number “9.”.. Read More
Delaware LLC Ownership: Units
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
One of the key components of the Delaware LLC that makes it so popular is that the ownership, membership, management and operations of the LLC are all handled internally, via the LLC Operating Agreement... Read More
Delaware Companies for International Business Owners
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Here’s how international business owners who live anywhere in the world can easily form a Delaware company... Read More
Delaware’s New Corporation Franchise Tax Fees
Monday, December 11, 2017
Franchise Tax fees for Delaware corporations are changing. The following amendments are in effect as of January 1, 2018. This means the 2018 Franchise Tax fees, which are due by March 1, 2019, will be impacted by these new laws... Read More
What Is a Banking Resolution Document?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
At the first meeting of the members (for an LLC) or the Board of Directors (for a corporation) establishing a company, a resolution about banking details is often included.
Although a company may agree on several different types of resolutions during the meeting, the banking resolution is often the most commonly extracted resolution from the general minutes of the meeting... Read More
What Does Every Startup Need?
Monday, December 4, 2017
Certain paperwork should be completed and submitted to the state of incorporation before a startup begins doing business... Read More
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