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What is a DBA, or Doing Business As? Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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.... Continue Reading

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You Incorporated Your Startup Company. Now What? Monday, August 7, 2017

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.... Continue Reading

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Who Can Be a Member of an LLC? Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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.... Continue Reading

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What to Consider When Naming a Company Monday, July 10, 2017

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.... Continue Reading

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Company Formation Documents, Defined Tuesday, June 27, 2017

When you file a General, Close, Public Benefit or Non-Profit Corporation, you receive a Certificate of Incorporation, which contains the Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Incorporation is evidence that a corporation has been filed with the state of Delaware.... Continue Reading

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What to Know about California’s LLC Forms Monday, May 29, 2017

States require different forms when you register a foreign company for Foreign Qualification. California has three different forms for LLCs.... Continue Reading

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Business Structure: LLC Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A member of an LLC may also function as a manager, but an LLC does not need to have a manager; members can run the company on their own. As for managing-member vs member classifications, it is simple: when a member is also a manager, he or she is usually referred to as a "managing-member."... Continue Reading

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What Is IRS Form 8822-B? Tuesday, April 25, 2017

For many LLCs, the member(s) may never change. Usually, these are simply internal matters addressed within the LLC Operating Agreement. Sometimes, however, you may need to alert the IRS about changes within your LLC.... Continue Reading

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What to Know When Naming a Benefit Corporation Monday, March 13, 2017

The most recent member of the family of Delaware corporate entities is the Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, also known as a Benefit Corporation or B Corporation. The Delaware Public Benefit Corporation came into existence on August 1st, 2013.... Continue Reading

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W9 Form: When and Why to Use It Monday, February 20, 2017

Anyone 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.... Continue Reading

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Creating a Delaware LLC as a Holding Company Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Creating 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.... Continue Reading

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How to Structure Multiple Business Ventures Monday, December 26, 2016

People often inquire about running multiple different business ventures under the same Delaware LLC. They want to know if they can operate several real estate properties, retail stores or car dealerships, for example, under one LLC.... Continue Reading

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A New Company for a New Year Friday, December 16, 2016

Did you know you can set up a new Delaware LLC or Delaware corporation so it’s ready for business at the start of 2017?... Continue Reading

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Online Business Tools: Freshbooks Monday, August 8, 2016

Online business tools such as Freshbooks can help your company save time and money. In today’s competitive business world, any advantage that gives you an edge over the competition is worth researching and trying.... Continue Reading

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Delaware LLC Ownership: Units Monday, July 11, 2016

Delaware LLC ownership interest can be shown via percentages or membership units. An Operating Agreement can dictate classes of ownership & voting power.... Continue Reading

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