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What is a Delaware LLC Certificate of Formation? Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Certificate of Formation is the document you receive from the state of Delaware once your LLC is filed and approved by the Delaware Secretary of State, Division of Corporations.... Continue Reading

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Doing Business in Missouri with a Delaware Company Monday, January 27, 2020

Regardless of what your nature of business is in Missouri, Delaware is often the popular choice to incorporate the business. Qualifying your foreign entity is often a key part of staying in compliance with Missouri regulations.... Continue Reading

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Certificate of Incorporation: Delaware Monday, January 6, 2020

One of the many benefits of forming a Delaware corporation is that the Directors’ names are not required to be listed on the Certificate of Incorporation.... Continue Reading

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What Is a DUNS Number Used For? Monday, December 9, 2019

You may be wondering what a DUNS number is used for. Here's a breakdown of what it is, plus why you may need one for your company.... Continue Reading

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An LLC Could Help With Your FFL Application Tuesday, October 29, 2019

We are noticing a new business trend that many clients are taking advantage of. First, they form an LLC and THEN they apply for their FFL (Federal Firearms License) with the ATF.... Continue Reading

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Requirements for a Company Seal (also known as Corporate Seal) Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Many companies use a company seal (also referred to as a corporate seal), although it is not required by law. A company seal contains the company’s name, the year of incorporation and the state in which the company was filed. Think of the company seal as the official signature of your company.... Continue Reading

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You Can Operate in Mississippi with a Delaware Company Monday, July 1, 2019

Mississippi, like many other states, will have an application process, a state fee, and will also require a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware in order to foreign qualify to do business there. The approval time for Mississippi is often 5-15 business days.... Continue Reading

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Are You Doing Business in Maine with a Delaware Company? Monday, June 24, 2019

Maine, like many other states, will have an application process, a state fee, and will also require a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware in order to foreign qualify to do business there. The approval time for Mississippi is often 10-15 business days.... Continue Reading

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Are You Operating in Minnesota with a Delaware Company? Monday, June 10, 2019

Harvard Business Services helps clients obtain Foreign Qualification and a Certificate of Authority in Minnesota and also can act as the company’s Registered Agent in Minnesota.... Continue Reading

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Business Bank Accounts for Delaware Companies Tuesday, May 28, 2019

If you own a Delaware LLC or corporation, here’s what banks typically require in order to open a business bank account.... Continue Reading

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Mission Statement vs Benefit Statement Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Both Public Benefit Corporations and Non-Profit Corporations require additional language on the Certificate of Incorporation, in the form of a Benefit Statement (for a Benefit Corporation) or a Mission Statement (for a Non-Profit Corporation). There are typically differences in the language in these two statements.... Continue Reading

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Advantages of a Delaware Close Corporation Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A General Corporation can have as many shareholders as it sees fit. With a Close Corporation, there are restrictions on the sale or transfer of stock. The sale or transfer of stock in a Close Corporation can be restricted by the Right of First Refusal clause.... Continue Reading

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Doing Business in Michigan with a Delaware Company Monday, March 25, 2019

The Foreign Qualification process for Michigan, similar to many other states, will require an application process, a state fee, and a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware.... Continue Reading

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General Partnership vs Limited Partnership Tuesday, February 19, 2019

When partnering with a company or an individual, it is often important to know exactly what your roles, duties, and liabilities may be. There are two common types of partnerships that often get confused: general partnership and limited partnership.... Continue Reading

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Operating in Kentucky with Delaware LLC or Corporation Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Kentucky, like other states, has an application process and a state fee in order to qualify to do business there as a foreign entity. The form that is filed with Kentucky is called a Certificate of Authority and grants your Delaware business the authority to operate in the state.... Continue Reading

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