Businesses close for many reasons, and business owners can understandably become overwhelmed with everything involved in winding up a company.
But, just as a legal filing is required to start your corporation or LLC, you must file a document with your state of jurisdiction to formally dissolve that entity.
Although you may believe it is easier to simply let the state administratively dissolve your company charter after a period of non-compliance with tax payments and filings, that strategy may result in even more problems, such as mounting penalties and fees and possible personal liability for judgments against the business.
What is an Apostille?
Simply put, an Apostille is a specialized certificate issued by the Secretary of State. The Apostille is attached to a document to verify it is legitimate and authentic.
Five years ago the world of podcasts was much smaller than it is now. Ten years ago, many Americans hadn't even heard of a podcast. In 2005 Apple's Podcast app made its first appearance on the iPhone OS. Today Apple Podcasts hosts more than 550,000 shows and over 18.5 million individual episodes, as Apple confirmed at WWDC in June 2018.
If you love podcasts (and we do), you're not alone. Each month 68 million Americans listen to a podcast. That's nearly one in four Americans. Are you more of a visual person? This infographic via Entrepreneur Magazine on the growth of podcasts is fascinating and paints a stunning picture of this rapidly growing medium.
What are the Articles of Incorporation or Formation?
The Article of Incorporation is a formal document that is included with your Certificate of Formation when you form a corporation with The Incorporators Ltd.
The Articles of Incorporation provides the state of Delaware with essential information about your corporation and the Certificate of Formation you receive indicates that it has been officially filed with the state of Delaware.
A Certificate of Good Standing, also commonly referred to as a "Certificate of Existence" or a "Certificate of Status" is a document issued by the Secretary of State that confirms that your entity is authorized to do business and has completed the following:
- Paid annual franchise taxes
- Filed an annual report (Corporation)
You did it. You finally formed the business you'd been dreaming about for ages. Congratulations!
If you've already formed your LLC, corporation, or non-profit, we're going to assume you've done your research, made a business plan (here's a great guide to business plans from Entrepreneur if you need a little help there), and determined how you'll finance your new venture.
New business owners often get to this point and wonder...now what? Sometimes there are so many steps that the smaller stuff can seem overwhelming or get forgotten.
Today we're going to share some basic tasks to add to your to-do list to get your business started off right.
Once The Incorporators Ltd. helps you form an LLC, Corporation, Partnership, or Non-Profit...
One of the questions we get asked most often is, why incorporate in Delaware?
Like so many, your impression of Delaware might be limited to the fact that Delaware is "The First State". There are so many other reasons to love this place! We're partial to the gorgeous beaches but we're also home to Nemours Mansion and Gardens (pictured above), historic New Castle, Winterthur, sixteen state parks, and more.
But specifically, there's a reason that Delaware is home to more than 1,000,000 business entities and over 65% of Fortune 500 companies.
Today, let's take a look at a few of the reasons that so many businesses choose to call Delaware home.
It's 2018 and it's more important than ever for businesses to have a strong social footprint. Social media can drive traffic, sales, and can increase the overall value of your brand.
That said, it's often unrealistic for many small businesses to outsource social media management. That means more time spent on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn and less time doing what you do best - running your business.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to shell out the fees and taxes required to maintain your company’s corporate status. But if you do the analysis, you will find that maintaining compliance actually saves you money.
Here’s how maintaining compliance saves you money...
Welcome to the new website for The Incorporators Ltd.! We are thrilled that you are here.
First and foremost, we want to thank our existing clients. Many of you have been with us for years, decades even, and we are truly grateful for your business and loyalty.
With the launch of our new website, we hope to make the ordering process even easier for you. We've worked hard to make the order forms straightforward and make ordering our products a breeze.