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 Are a Corporate Secretary’s Responsibilities? By
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Many people think a Corporate Secretary’s role is merely to take and record meeting minutes. While doing so is, indeed, one of the Corporate Secretary’s responsibilities, it is nowhere near the entirety of this pivotal role... Read More
Changes to Delaware’s Corporate Franchise Tax Fees By
Changes to Delaware’s Corporate Franchise Tax Fees
The Delaware General Assembly passed House Bill 175, which affects some taxes and fees imposed by Delaware’s Secretary of State. All the amendments have been approved. Some are already in effect and some will not be applicable until January 1, 2018... Read More
How to Operate a Delaware Company in South Carolina By
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If you would like to operate a Delaware company in South Carolina, you must complete the process of Foreign Qualification in order to register your business as a foreign entity there... Read More
Want to Register a Delaware Company in Rhode Island? By
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You can operate a Delaware company in any state, as long as you foreign qualify the company and stay in compliance in both your domestic and foreign state... Read More
Delaware LLC Privacy: What's on Public Record? By
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A Delaware LLC filed through a professional Registered Agent affords you the highest level of confidentiality. Only the company name and the name and address of the Registered Agent typically appear on the Certificate of Formation, along with the date of filing and the company file number... Read More
How Important is Corporate Indemnification? By
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In a corporation, the scope of indemnification can vary, depending upon the terms of the corporation’s charter and bylaws, but only within certain parameters prescribed by the Delaware corporate law and judicial precedent... Read More
Company Seal Requirements | Why Use a Company Seal? By
Company Seal Requirements
Many companies use a company seal, which contains the company’s name, the year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. The company seal contains the company’s name, its year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. Think of the corporate seal as the official signature of your company... Read More
Form a Delaware Company for Your Cryptocurrency Venture By
Form a Company for Cryptocurrency Venture
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others—cryptocurrency may be how we spend and send money in the near future. There are tons of apps, software programs and storage sites already—do you have a cryptocurrency startup idea?.. Read More
What Is a Non-Stock Corporation? By
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The common use of the non-stock corporation as the vehicle with which to obtain tax-exempt or non-profit status from the IRS has led to an interchangeability of the two terms, but this can be problematic... Read More
9 Easy Tips for Filing Your Delaware Franchise Tax By
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Every Delaware corporation must pay Franchise Tax by filing an annual report online. Your company’s Franchise Tax Fee depends on the number of authorized shares... Read More