what does a registered agent do?

What Does a Registered Agent Do?

If you are a Delaware resident and have a Delaware address, you are allowed to act as your own registered agent although there are a few reasons why you may not want to. We discuss this more in our post - Can I Be My Own Registered Agent?

But what does your registered agent actually do? Let's take a look...

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How to Use Instagram Giveaways to Grow Your Business

Many small business owners benefit greatly from the use of social media. It can be an incredible way to connect with your current customer base and reach a new audience.

Remember, you don't have to be a on all social media platforms, just the ones where your current and ideal customers are. We have a post about this - how to...
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The Documents You Need to Open a Business Bank Account

One of the most common follow up questions we get from owners of recently formed entities is, how do I open a bank account for my business? What do I need?

The Incorporators does not open bank accounts on behalf of other entities but we can provide you with several of the documents you'll need to open a local or...
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Can You Act as Your Own Registered Agent?

If you are not a Delaware resident and you do not have a physical address to use in the state of Delaware, you cannot act as your own registered agent. That said, if you are a Delaware resident and wish to use your Delaware address, you are legally allowed to act as your own registered agent if ...
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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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3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Corporation in Good Standing

Keeping your corporation in good standing with the state of Delaware is a key element of managing your business. Plus, we've said it before - corporate compliance saves you time and money!

Today we're going to walk you through the three easy ways to keep your corporation in good standing. 

Make sure your registered agent always has your correct contact information.

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4 Easy Ways to Protect Your Brand Online

Is your business susceptible to brand infringement or impersonation online? In todays digital world, failing to do a few key things to protect your brand could have major consequences for your business.

The good news is that just a few basic steps can go a long way to protect yourself and your brand online.

1. Reserve the name of your...
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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...
Labor Day Hours

Labor Day Hours

The Incorporators Ltd. will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in honor of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am EST. Any orders placed on September 2nd will be processed the next business day.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday celebrating the unofficial end of summer.

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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What is a Subchapter S Corporation?

What Does Subchapter S Election Mean?

Generally speaking, Subchapter S election means that for federal tax purposes the corporation does not exist.

A general C corporation that has "elected" S corporation status passes earnings and losses through the corporation and is reported on the owners' personal income tax return. This avoids the "double taxation" feature of general businesses and close...

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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...