The HBS Blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.
How Do You Change Your Business Name with the IRS?
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Under most circumstances, changing your business name will not require a new EIN, but you will typically have to notify the IRS. There are two main ways to so.. Read More
Honest Services Fraud – Violating a Duty through Bribes or Kickbacks
Monday, August 10, 2020
Honest services fraud is a powerful tool in prosecutors’ hands. It is not always intuitive, and the elements of the crime are sufficiently malleable to fit a broad swath of situations involving bribery or kickbacks... Read More
Delaware’s 2019 Corporate Annual Report Just Released
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The 2019 Annual report from the Delaware Division of Corporations Secretary of State has been released and reiterates why accountants, attorneys and business professionals from all around the world use Delaware as the state to incorporate... Read More
Finding a Tax Professional for Your Business
Monday, August 3, 2020
It’s important to note that a tax professional your company decides to work with does not have to be located inside Delaware. Whether your company decides to consult with an accountant or tax expert is entirely an internal decision... Read More
Free Webinar: Delaware Corporation Basics
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Many people are aware that an “Inc.” at the end of a company name indicates that it’s a corporation, but there is often confusion about what being a corporation actually means. What are the basic elements of a corporation? How does ownership work? There are many questions you may never have even thought to ask... Read More
Delaware Amendment Eases Conversion to a Public Benefit Corporation
Monday, July 27, 2020
This post describes the amended provisions of Delaware Corporate Law relating to the conversion of a corporation to a public benefit corporation. The Amendment removed or amended two of the biggest roadblocks to such a conversion... Read More
What Does Service of Process Mean?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
In Delaware, service of process is the method by which a company is served time-sensitive legal documents, including lawsuits and subpoenas. The person receiving the service of process has a designated period of time in which to send a reply... Read More
A 2020 “Thank You” to Our Clients
Monday, July 20, 2020
Earlier this year, we hit the incredible milestone of 200,000 companies formed, dating back to our inception in 1981. We could not have done this without the trust, support, and feedback of our clients all around the world... Read More
Keep Your Communications Contact Details Current
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
There are very few requirements to maintain a company’s good standing with the state of Delaware. Don’t forget to update us if any of your company’s contact information changes... Read More
When Is a “Doing Business As” Name Required?
Monday, July 13, 2020
When a company executes contracts or otherwise acts in a legal capacity under a different name, a DBA is appropriate. Alternatively, abbreviating Brett’s Diner LLC as “Brett’s” on flyers and in marketing materials should not typically raise an issue... Read More