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Vice President of Sales at Harvard Business Services. Brett assisted both new customers and seasoned clients with the formation process in an effortless and informative manner. In the 20+ years he has been with Harvard Business Services, Inc., Brett's knowledge of Delaware business entities has become encyclopedic. In addition to managing and training the company's sales and customer service teams, his blogs on the nuances of forming and maintaining Delaware companies have become a dependable source of important information for entrepreneurs, accountants and attorneys.

Filing S-Corp Status on a New Delaware Corporation Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Things to Consider When Using a Symbol or Punctuation in a Legal Business Name Monday, November 15, 2021

Because of system limitations, the IRS will not recognize some symbols and punctuation in your business entity name, including some that are allowed by the Delaware Division of Corporations. Find out which symbols and punctuation are permissible according to the IRS and the State of Delaware and understand your options when considering a company name that includes a special character, symbol or punctuation not recognized by the IRS.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Compliance

6 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board of Directors Monday, October 4, 2021

Serving on a corporate Board of Directors is not easy and there are questions a person who is asked to serve as a Director should consider before committing to the position.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Delaware Secretary of State 2020 Annual Report Monday, August 16, 2021

The Delaware Secretary of State has finally released its much-anticipated Annual Report for 2020. The report highlights the accomplishments of the Delaware Division of Corporations, and the State’s record-breaking statistics for the past year.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

EIN Confirmation Letter Tuesday, August 3, 2021

If we obtained the EIN number on behalf of your company, feel free to request that the 147C letter be faxed to us at (302) 645-1280. Once the fax has been received, we will email the letter to you as a courtesy.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Change Your Company Name: Certificate of Amendment Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Learn how to easily change a company’s name. We'll help you file a Certificate of Amendment, which alters your company name quickly and painlessly with the state.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Interesting Facts About Delaware Monday, March 29, 2021

There’s much more to the state of Delaware than tax-free shopping; here are some interesting Delaware facts.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

Eight Principles for Taking Corporate Meeting Minutes Monday, March 22, 2021

Maintaining consistent, quality minutes is a task easily overlooked in many companies. Corporate meeting minutes represent the definitive, record of the matters the board discussed or otherwise considered at its meetings.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

How to Take Corporate Minutes Monday, March 1, 2021

Delaware corporations should hold an annual meeting and take minutes. Not sure how to take corporate minutes? Here’s what you need to know.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations