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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

Posted In: Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

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

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

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

Posted In: About Corporations

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

Posted In: Business Strategies

Digital Business Documents from Delaware Tuesday, August 13, 2019

One of the many benefits for Delaware incorporated companies is the fact that all documents in Delaware are filed digitally.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

What Is a Certificate of Incumbency? Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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

Posted In: About Corporations

What is a Certified B Corporation? Tuesday, March 19, 2019

B Lab is a non-profit corporation that certifies B Corporations—it offers a variety of support, varying from access to the Certified B Corp logo to introducing new Certified B companies to a large, lively community of other Certified B Corporations.... Continue Reading

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Is a Corporate Kit Really Necessary? Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Not only is a Corporate Kit a safe, orderly location in which to house all your company’s documents but many of those documents can be utilized in court, if the need ever arises. Maintaining your company’s Corporate Kit makes sense, on all levels.... Continue Reading

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New President of Harvard Business Services Announced Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Michael Bell, son of Harvard Founder Rick Bell, assumes the role of President for the company effective January 1, 2019. Rick Bell stays on as Chairman of the Board.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Harvard

Why Venture Capitalists Prefer Delaware C-Corps Monday, January 7, 2019

The first requirement of every serious investor, angel investor and Venture Capitalist is the same: your company must be a Delaware C corporation before they will even consider investing in it.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations

Announcing Our New Entrepreneurship Scholarship Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The new scholarship will be available to all undergraduate students at U.S.-based accredited colleges or universities who are majoring in entrepreneurship or another business program. Students can apply by submitting a short essay describing their entrepreneurial aspirations and business idea.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Harvard

Why Incorporate in Delaware? [INFOGRAPHIC] Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

Operating Multiple Businesses Under One LLC Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It is possible and permissible to operate multiple businesses under one LLC. Many entrepreneurs who opt to do this use what is called a "Fictitious Name Statement" or a "DBA" (also known as a "Doing Dusiness As") to operate an additional business under a different name.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About LLCs

Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Venture Capitalists invest in burgeoning industries that are on a clear upswing, such as tech, SEO and biotech companies. They tend to invest in companies in the middle stages—after the shaky, risky early phase yet before the soaring, competitive phase.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups