The HBS Blog

The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.

What is a DBA, or Doing Business As? By
what is a DBA?
Business owners often choose to operate under multiple, different names for a number of different ventures. For example, ABC Company, Inc. may find the need to set up multiple, different DBAs using the names XYZ Landscaping, Inc. and 123 Construction, Inc... Read More
You Incorporated Your Startup Company. Now What? By
what to do after i form a company
Forming a business entity is just the beginning. There are many pivotal steps you’ll need to take before your new company can start doing business... Read More
How to Get a Tax ID Number for a Delaware LLC By
How to Get a Tax ID Number for a Delaware LLC
Once a Delaware LLC has its Certificate of Formation stamped and approved by the state of Delaware, the next step is to obtain a Federal Tax ID Number, also known as an EIN, from the IRS... Read More
Are You Operating a Delaware Company in Indiana? By
foreign qualify a delaware company in indiana
Your Delaware company can legally operate in the state of Indiana once you file Foreign Qualification and complete the application process... Read More
Who Can Be a Member of an LLC? By
who can be a member of an llc
Anyone in the world can be a member of a Delaware LLC or corporation. Generally, the members of an LLC are individuals, but it doesn’t stop there. Many people opt to set up the Delaware LLC with another company as the member. This can be a corporation, LP or even another Delaware LLC... Read More
Why Delaware Corporate Law Matters So Much By
It’s a fact that Delaware is the Incorporation Capital of the World, but how has Delaware’s corporate law affected the business world, and why?.. Read More
What Is a Conformed Signature? By
what is a conformed signature
A conformed signature indicates that a real signature has been used on the original document. Oftentimes, business transactions are done by smartphone while on the go. Many people know already that Delaware will accept faxed and emailed copies of documents that require signatures... Read More
Filing S-Corp Status on a New Delaware Corporation By
filing a delaware corporation as an s-corp
The Subchapter S tax status, also known as an S corporation or S-Corp, is a very popular tax status for newly formed corporations. Subchapter S tax status allows for a unique taxation method whereby the profits and losses flow through the company to the shareholders... Read More
What to Consider When Naming a Company By
what to consider when naming a company
We can check the company name for any Delaware startup, and typically receive a definitive answer on whether or not it contains any restricted words and if the proposed company name will get approved by the Delaware Division of Corporations... Read More
Change Your Business Name with the IRS By
change your business name with the IRS
Under most circumstances, changing your business name with the IRS will not require a new EIN—though it will require an EIN name change. To make this determination, see IRS Publication 1635... Read More