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 is a Delaware LLC Certificate of Formation? By Devin Scott Tuesday, February 21, 2017 delaware LLC certificate of formationA Certificate of Formation is like a birth certificate for a new Delaware LLC. It is filed and must be approved by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Certificate of Formation is the document you receive from the state of Delaware once your LLC is filed and approved by the Delaware Secretary of State, Division of Corporations... Read More
W9 Form: When and Why to Use It By Andrew Millman Monday, February 20, 2017 what is a w-9Anyone who does work for a company but is not a full-time employee of the company should fill out the W-9 federal income tax form. Freelancers and independent contractors may have to fill out many W-9 forms, depending on how many companies they work for over the course of a year... Read More
How to Do Business in Wyoming with a Delaware Company By Devin Scott Tuesday, February 14, 2017 operate a delaware corporation in wyomingIf you would like your Delaware LLC or corporation to operate in the state of Wyoming, you will have to file for Foreign Qualification in order to be granted the authority to do business in Wyoming from the state... Read More
Proof Delaware Is The Most Corporate-Friendly State By Meri Weiss Monday, February 13, 2017 why Delaware is the incorporation capitalThe Delaware Division of Corporations 2015 Annual Report is out and proves, yet again, that Delaware is the best state to incorporate your business in... Read More
Angel Investing: Words of Wisdom from David S. Rose By Rick Bell Monday, February 6, 2017 angel investing david s roseLearn everything about angel investing by reading David Rose’s "Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups." As of now, after more than 25 years of investing in more than 100 start-up companies, David S. Rose is recognized by just about everybody as one of the world’s most active angel investors... Read More
Delaware General Corporation Structure By Rick Bell Tuesday, January 31, 2017 structure of a general coporationThe Delaware general corporation is the strongest company structure in the U.S. It offers a means to raise capital, has three tiers of power and follows bylaws. The bylaws of the company set forth the powers and the limits of power in each of the three tiers. Each group may have separate priorities, and they may clash occasionally... Read More
Delaware Corporation Doing Business in Massachusetts By Devin Scott Monday, January 30, 2017 how to register a delaware corporation in massachussettsMany corporations that are headquartered elsewhere incorporate in Delaware in order to take advantage of Delaware’s corporate law structure, which is known for providing the best corporate liability protection... Read More
Creating a Delaware LLC as a Holding Company By Andrew Millman Tuesday, January 24, 2017 create a delaware llc as a holding companyCreating a Delaware LLC as a holding company protects your business and personal assets in an organized business structure for your companies. Delaware LLCs can conduct any lawful business activity anywhere in the world... Read More
The History of the Delaware Court of Chancery By Meri Weiss Monday, January 23, 2017 history of the delaware court of chanceryThe Court of Chancery possesses, and relies on, many years of judicial precedents; it is these judicial precedents that the founders and CEO’s of some of the world’s biggest and most successful companies are seeking when they incorporate in Delaware... Read More
Delaware Certificate of Incorporation By Brett Melson Tuesday, January 17, 2017 certificate of incorporationA 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