Month: November 2013
When it comes to incorporation-friendly states, Delaware remains the nation's standard. The state is the legal home of over one million businesses, including a staggering 64 percent of the Fortune 500. It has made long-standing efforts to be at the forefront of corporate law, adapting seamlessly to shifting financial landscapes and legal environments by making adjustments to its corpora... Read More
In the olden days, documents used to be signed and sealed with wax. While that particular practice is no longer en vogue, the corporate seal is still very much in use today.
Nowadays, the meaning of the corporate seal has shifted somewhat. Whereas in the past, it was used to differentiate the official imprint of a company from the signature of a director, it currently has a more ... Read More
It's no secret that Delaware is a great place to incorporate a business. More than half of the publicly traded companies in the United States, including the majority of the firms in the Fortune 500, are currently enjoying the benefits of making the First State their legal home.
However, incorporating in Delaware isn't an option that is only available to major companies. Even ... Read More
If you're a small Canadian company that sells moose shavings and maple syrup and you'd like to reap the benefits of incorporating in Delaware, worry not. Even if you live outside of the United States, you can still form a corporation here, and working with an experienced incorporation services firm can help make the process remarkably simple. You don't even need to have&n... Read More
Global accounting and consulting firm Ernst and Young published a study last week, which it described as an "entrepreneurship barometer." While the United States faired very well in three of the categories (third in education and training, tops in entrepreneurial culture and access to financing), it ranked just 13th in taxes and regulation.
Should that be a concern when... Read More
Choosing the perfect name for your company isn't easy. You might want a name that's bold but easy to remember, or something that perfectly and succinctly embodies the spirit of your company. You could be looking for one that sets you apart in a crowded field, or one that confers upon you an air of dignity and tradition. With all of these criteria, it can be hard to come up with a l... Read More