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What, Exactly, Does It Mean to Incorporate?

By IncNow June 15, 2020
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The concept can be confusing at times, but there is a difference between forming a business and incorporating. Interested in incorporating your business, but not sure exactly what it entails? Here’s the definition of incorporating, plus what it means to incorporate. What Does It Mean to Incorporate? A business is formed when the formation involves […]

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How to Form a Quarantine Business

By IncNow May 21, 2020
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It’s no secret that COVID-19 is changing the lives of many people. On the job front, some people are facing unemployment or job insecurity, and workplaces are starting to discover that the standard office model may not be efficient or even needed anymore. The pandemic has also delivered a blow to the economy, causing some […]

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Your Annual Delaware Corporate Stockholder Meeting is required and recommended

By IncNow April 1, 2020

Delaware corporations must hold stockholder meetings every year (even for family businesses and one-owner businesses). Failure to do so may call into question whether your corporation has been following necessary corporate governance formalities. Legalities aside, it is good to meet with stockholders and provide an update on the current activity and plans and listen to […]

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Why the Delaware C Corp Is a Good Option for Startups

By IncNow January 13, 2020
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While every business has a beginning stage which could be termed “the startup phase,” increasingly this term is being reserved for a narrower category of high-growth ventures. In the digital era, these “concept” businesses have become known generally as “startups”. Many of these focus on technology. However, we call a variety of businesses startups if […]

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Global Delaware and IncNow Team Up for Online Business Formation

By IncNow October 14, 2016

Forming a Delaware LLC or corporation for entrepreneurs is about to get even easier with IncNow thanks to an initiative of Global Delaware and the Delaware Division of Libraries. On Monday, October 17th, IncNow incorporation specialists will be present at the Inspiration Space within the Wilmington Public Library as it plays host to Governor Jack Markell […]

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New Delaware Corporate Information System (“DCIS”) launched on September 8, 2015

By IncNow October 15, 2015

Over Labor Day weekend, after over a decade of development efforts, the Delaware Division of Corporations (the “Division”) successfully launched a new web-based system to administer its business entity and UCC filing systems.  Fortunately, Delaware state administrators and the agent community had a long period to train, test and update the system to make sure […]

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When I form my Delaware LLC, what add-on services do I need to order?

By IncNow September 28, 2015

IncNow’s Complete and NOW Delaware LLC packages include the documents your LLC will need to get started. In your package of formation documents, you will receive your Certificate of Formation that shows your company has been filed and Operating Agreement, which lays out the agreed-upon terms of the LLC’s operations and its ownership. An LLC […]

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Music to Guide You from Incorporation to Success

By IncNow December 30, 2014

Finding inspiration in lyrics and energy in the rhythm can get entrepreneurs moving. Perhaps you are looking for songs or a playlist that can serve as a business start-up soundtrack for when you file a Delaware LLC to become your own boss! These songs cover everything from inspiration to innovation and should help fuel your […]

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When It Comes to Liability, Don’t Take It Personally: Reincorporate in Delaware with a Delaware LLC Conversion

By IncNow October 27, 2014

Kevlar, a protective fabric in bullet-proof jackets, has saved countless lives of police officers and military personnel. Kevlar is a DuPont fiber product, invented in Delaware. Delaware has another invention with protective properties in its incorporation laws, which have saved countless business owners from creditors who would have pierced the corporate veil had the judgment […]

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Moms Who Blog Should Use a Delaware LLC

By IncNow October 6, 2014

Mommy Blogs have exploded in popularity in the last few years. Now anyone with a computer or smartphone is able to express her opinion to potentially millions of female household decision-makers on easy-to-use and often free or inexpensive platforms such as Tumblr and WordPress blogs. Due to the perceived informal nature of a blog, mommy […]

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Delaware “Just Says No” To Marijuana Inc.

By IncNow September 29, 2014

Delaware may be known for being “business friendly”, but Delaware can be a buzzkill when it comes to blatant “marijuana” business names. The Delaware Secretary of State rejects certain names it administratively determines are not engaged in a “lawful business, purpose or activity.” Delaware does not mind if you want to export entity products, but do […]

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Should I Incorporate My Business in Delaware?

By IncNow May 20, 2014

Anyone who can incorporate in another state can decide instead to incorporate in Delaware. U.S. constitutional law allows you to incorporate in Delaware with the same rights and privileges as a business incorporated in your home state. The difference is that Delaware law will govern the internal affairs of your business. People from all over […]

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When Forming a Delaware LLC, Choose a Registered Agent with Direct Access to the Delaware Corporation Imaging System.

By IncNow May 19, 2014

A limited number of commercial registered agents have access to a dedicated online connection to the State of Delaware. This online filing system is not web based. It is a MS-DOS based terminal where the user has direct access to the Delaware Secretary of State Division of Corporations mainframe. DCIS stands for Delaware Corporation Information […]

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Is an Office Address Required to Incorporate in Delaware?

By IncNow March 3, 2014

One of the most commonly asked questions is whether a business address or physical address is a requirement to incorporate in the state of Delaware.  Both domestic and international customers ask this question.  Since most of the businesses filed in Delaware are located outside Delaware; this is a common concern. Do not let this concern […]

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Delaware Public Benefit Corporations: Doing Well and Doing Good

By John Williams August 5, 2013

A new Public Benefit Corporation law became effective on August 1, 2013 in Delaware. This law creates the option to incorporate a public benefit corporation, which is a for-profit corporation that also has a public benefit goal. Managers, officers, and directors must balance the best interests of stockholders, public interest, and the interests of those […]

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Why Should You Incorporate in Delaware?

By John Williams June 22, 2013

Chances are you are located outside Delaware, but your friends suggested Delaware to you. The question is why? Why would you incorporate in Delaware, when you could incorporate in your home state? We have created an infographic that explains why to incorporate in Delaware. Why is Delaware the best place to incorporate? The simple answer is […]

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From Inspiration to Incorporation: How to turn an idea into a business

By John Williams September 5, 2012

Take a look around. What do you see? Buildings, advertisements, televisions, computers, furniture, food, vehicles, and, of course, nature. What is absent from these items is the story and where the story began. You may see brands, you may see the products, but how much thought do you ever put into how it all came […]

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