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LLC vs. Sole Proprietorship

As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest decisions you'll make about starting your own business is whether to act as a sole proprietor or form an LLC. Often businesses have been acting as sole proprietorships for some time before they elect to form an LLC.

We recommend seeking the advice of your tax accountant or attorney if you are unsure...
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What to Do if Your Registered Agent Resigns

So your registered agent resigned. Now what? It's never good news to find out that your corporation or LLC may not be in in good standing with the state of Delaware. Today we'll walk you through what to do if you find out that your registered agent has resigned and how to ensure your corporation or LLC is in good standing...
What is an LLC?

What is an LLC?

The term LLC is the commonly used acronym for Limited Liability Company. An LLC is a hybrid business entity that combines many of the best features of corporations with those of partnerships.

Like a corporation, an LLC is a separate legal entity distinct from its owners; thus removing the owners and managers from any personal liability for the company's debts...
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How to Get Copies of Articles of Incorporation in Delaware

What are the Articles of Incorporation?

When establishing a Delaware entity, the organizational document filed with the Delaware Secretary of State is called a Certificate of Incorporation (Corporate entities) or Certificate of Formation (LLC, Partnerships). From here forward in this article we will only use the term Certificate of Incorporation but note that all details also apply to the Certificate...
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How Long Does it Take to Form a Delaware LLC?

One of the most common questions clients ask us is, "How long will it take to form an LLC?". Today we're going to explain how the process of forming a Delaware LLC works and how long it takes.

The first step is ordering one of our LLC packages here. Our order forms are designed to be user-friendly but if...
Why You Might Want a Corporate Kit for Your Business

Why You Might Want a Corporate Kit for Your Business

We live in an increasingly digital world. When starting a company, you might feel that it's old-fashioned to want a traditional corporate kit with physical copies of all of your documents. But many of our clients still do! Just as you may keep your family's personal documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.) together in a safe place, it's wise to...
How to Start an LLC

How to Start an LLC

For many business owners, forming an LLC is one of the first and most important steps in starting and growing a new business.

Business owners often form LLCs to limit their personal liability, increase legitimacy, enjoy tax benefits, and more.

Today we're going to walk you through the steps to forming an LLC. If you've already decided on a name...

how to change your Delaware registered agent

How to Change Your Delaware Registered Agent

What is a Registered Agent

A Registered Agent, also known as a resident agent or statutory agent, is a third-party business or individual based in the state that your corporation or LLC is established. The Incorporators Ltd. provides Registered Agent services for entities in Delaware.

What a Registered Agent Does

The general duties of the Registered Agent are to...

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Corporate Seals: What You Need to Know

When forming a new entity, clients often ask, "Do I need a corporate seal?" Today we're taking a look at what a corporate seal is and why you may need one. 

To start, we're referring to the seal as a corporate seal, meaning it is the seal of a corporation. If the seal is for an LLC, it would be...

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How to Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

Why You Might Need a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing

Our clients most often reach out to us when they've been asked to provide a Certificate of Good Standing by an attorney, accountant, or bank.

They're most often required during requests for loans or financing, mergers, or by state governments, banks, potential investors, and other business contracts. 

What a Certificate...

5 Advantages of S Corporations

5 Advantages of S Corporations [INFOGRAPHIC]

A helpful infographic of the 5 Advantages of an S Corporation. 

1. Avoid Double Taxation 

Pass through taxation for "S" Corporations means the entity does not pay federal taxes at the corporate level. Instead, shareholders report business income or losses on their personal tax returns. 

2. Reduce Self-Employment Taxes

Shareholders may make salaries as employees (taxed as self-employment...

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What is an Apostille?

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.

What Types of Documents can be Apostilled?

Articles of Incorporation or Formation are the most commonly requested documents to be apostilled. Certified copies of filed documents or Certificates...