Various content and filing requirements apply to the Articles of Incorporation, the document necessary to form a corporation.
Many companies chose to incorporate in Delaware because of its business friendly laws. Learn more about the Delaware's incorporation requirements.,
Going Public: Federal Securities Laws
A corporation often outgrows the scope and size envisioned or provided for by its original investors. In order to expand its marketing, production, or services, new sources of capital are often needed. One method of raising this capital is to sell shares to the general public. This concept is known as going public.
Corporate Tax and Reporting Requirements
Selling ownership interests or borrowing money are the primary ways a corporation funds its expansion and growth. Learn more about the two types of funding.
A corporation is created by filing Articles of Incorporation, which name a registered agent and provide basic information about the company, Learn more about the specific requirements.
Although you can incorporate your business in any state, many business owners incorporate in the state where the business is located. However, many others opt to incorporate in Delaware due to its business friendly laws and its modern filing office. Learn more.
There are 6 basic forms of business: sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP), limited partnership (LP), limited liability company (LLC) and corporation (Inc.). Learn more about the differences.
To decide between LLC or Inc. for your business, consider limited liability protection, management and control, funding, and taxes.