Why Incorporate in Delaware? [INFOGRAPHIC] Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Minimal start-up costs, the most trusted corporate case law and the most flexible corporate laws in the country are just a few of the excellent reasons to incorporate in Delaware.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

How to Change Your Business Address Monday, June 7, 2021

The Change of Address or Responsible Party Business form 8822B can be utilized by businesses to update their current contact information for the responsible party on file with the IRS.... Continue Reading

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Business License or LLC? Which Comes First? Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Obtaining a business license is not the same as forming an LLC or other legal entity for your business. Whereas the license approves your specific business in a certain jurisdiction, an LLC provides an official, legally-recognized business structure.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About LLCs

What Is a Certificate of Incumbency? Monday, April 19, 2021

The Certificate of Incumbency displays the names and positions of the corporation’s directors and officers. It also includes information related to whether they were appointed or elected, and the term of their office.... Continue Reading

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What Does Every Startup Need? Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Certain paperwork should be completed and submitted to the state of incorporation before a startup begins doing business.... Continue Reading

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The Corporate Transparency Act Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In this 60-minute webinar, complete with transcript Harvard Business Services' Jarrod Melson and Brett Melson discuss the new Corporate Transparency Act.... Continue Reading

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Four Unusual Questions from Our Clients Tuesday, February 23, 2021

We communicate with our clients around the world frequently and our team is accustomed to fielding questions on all aspects of starting and maintaining a Delaware company. Still, there are the occasional questions that catch us off guard.... Continue Reading

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Demystifying the Public Benefit Corporation Wednesday, January 27, 2021

In this 60-minute webinar, complete with transcript Harvard Business Services' Brett Melson and Jarrod Melson discuss the unique new type of company the Public Benefit Corporation.... Continue Reading

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Why Delaware Corporate Law Matters So Much Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s a fact that Delaware is the Incorporation Capital of the World, but how has Delaware’s corporate law affected the business world, and why?... Continue Reading

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When Do You Need a Business License for Your Company? Tuesday, October 27, 2020

No matter what type of business you own—whether it’s in a physical storefront or based online—and regardless if it’s a small or large company, you are going to need to obtain and maintain a business license (possibly more than one).... Continue Reading

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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.... Continue Reading

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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.... Continue Reading

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What Does a Corporate Secretary Do? Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Many people think a Corporate Secretary’s role is merely to take and record meeting minutes. While doing so is, indeed, one of the Corporate Secretary’s responsibilities, it is nowhere near the entirety of this pivotal role.... Continue Reading

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Making Changes to Your Delaware Company Wednesday, February 26, 2020

In this 60-minute webinar, complete with transcript Harvard Business Services' Brett Melson and Jarrod Melson discuss the process and nuances of making a variety of changes to a Delaware LLC or corporation.... Continue Reading

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Disadvantages & Hidden Costs of a Sole Proprietorship Monday, September 16, 2019

Typically, a sole proprietorship makes you personally liable for all of your business debts and gets taxed at the personal (not corporate) tax rate. That's not all.... Continue Reading

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