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Change Your Company’s Number of Authorized Shares Monday, September 14, 2020

The number of authorized shares you choose for your corporation is important because authorized share information is listed on your Certificate of Incorporation and filed with the state of Delaware.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations

Doing Business in Montana with a Delaware Company Monday, March 16, 2020

Montana, like other states has an application process, a state fee, and also requires a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware in order to register the Delaware LLC or Corporation to do business in Montana as a foreign entity.... Continue Reading

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What Is a Conformed Signature? Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A conformed signature indicates that a real signature has been used on the original document. Oftentimes, business transactions are done by smartphone while on the go. Many people know already that Delaware will accept faxed and emailed copies of documents that require signatures.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

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

If you are preparing your own Delaware LLC Certificate of Formation, your name will be listed on the Certificate as the Delaware LLC's authorized person; this is is why many people opt to have us act as their Delaware Registered Agent.... 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 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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