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.

9 Steps to Take Before You Close Your Company By
9 Steps to take before closing your company
Sometimes, despite meticulous strategies, our business plans don’t come to fruition, and we have to accept that the start-up we have worked so hard to establish is just not succeeding the way we hoped it would... Read More
NY’s LLC Publication Requirement for Foreign Entities By
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If you would like to operate your Delaware LLC in the state of New York, you can easily do so after you file for Foreign Qualification. Foreign Qualification is the process in which the New York Department of State gives your Delaware LLC permission to legally operate in that state... Read More
Hague Convention Apostille Countries [Infographic] By
Hague Convention Apostille Countries
If you do business internationally, you may need to provide an Apostille document, which authenticates your formation documents | Why you need an apostille.. Read More
Foreign Qualify an LLC in Wisconsin By
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An LLC that is formed in Delaware is domestic to Delaware and foreign to every other state. The Foreign Qualification process is the way in which another state gives a business owner the permission to operate in that state using the Delaware LLC... Read More
7 Services You Should Expect from Your Registered Agent By
Services You Should Expect from Your Registered Agent
Is your Delaware Registered Agent doing everything it can for you and your business? While all Registered Agents abide by basic standards, an exceptional one will offer you services that are both convenient and necessary to business owners... Read More
The Court of Chancery: Part of the Delaware Advantage By
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Delaware’s reign as the nation’s number one place to incorporate is no secret, but what remains a secret to so many is the reason why it is number one. Actually, Delaware’s “corporate crown” can be credited in large part to a court system whose roots reach back to feudal England. In its infancy the Court of Chancery was set up by the King of England to hear matters where no law was in existence to settle some disputes... Read More
Doing Business in West Virginia with a Delaware Company By
Doing Business in West Virginia with a Delaware Company
When a Delaware company is formed, the business is domestic to Delaware and foreign to every other state. If you are operating in the state of West Virginia with a Delaware corporation or LLC, your business is foreign to West Virginia. The process by which West Virginia gives your Delaware company permission to operate there is called Foreign Qualification. Each state’s requirements when it comes to Foreign Qualification are different... Read More
Stock Amendments in a Delaware Corporation By
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Regardless of the reason you may need to amend your company stock, if you own a Delaware company, you possess the ability to quickly and easily make changes to your business entity’s charter in order to meet your needs... Read More
7 Key Items to Include in Your LLC Operating Agreement By
7 Key Items to Include in Your LLC Operating Agreement
An LLC Operating Agreement expresses the fundamental understanding among its members of the how the company will operate as well as the members’ respective rights and obligations, including such issues as voting, ownership and management rights... Read More
Foreign Qualify Your Company in Vermont By
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Foreign Qualification is the process in which your home state gives you permission to operate your Delaware company in that state. This step is both necessary and normal, regardless of whether you are operating a Delaware LLC or a Delaware Corporation. Every state in the country mandates different requirements when it comes to registering foreign entities to do business. Vermont, like many other states, stipulates a state fee, an application process and a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware... Read More