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Setting Up Your Company

Incorporating a company can be the first step in founders' entrepreneurial journeys. But what happens after a startup incorporate? Learn about all the steps required to setup your startup company to do business, like getting a bank account, paying for your founders shares, required state filings and other important concerns for founders who are just getting started.

Learn why most startups choose to incorporate in Delaware as Delaware corporations. Investors and founders prefer to incorporate in Delaware for many reasons. Learn about how to do a Delaware name search to check with the Delaware secretary of state to see if your company's name is already registered in Delaware.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 6 min read

Minutes are an official log of decisions taken by a startup’s board of directors at board meetings. Failure to keep accurate minutes of board meetings may cause a company and board members to face legal problems in the future.

Nancy ThankiBy Nancy Thanki • 3 min read

Learn more about how advisors can help your startup. We cover typical advisory agreements, common share grants and how to get the most out of your relationship with your advisors.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read
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Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Learn about the different US visas for startup founders. Immigration visas such as the E-1, E-2, EB-5, L-1 and O-1 allow founders to live and work in the US while building their startups.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 3 min read

Learn why you should setup a bank account for your business and what you should think about when choosing the right banking partner for your startup.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

We cover some of the important steps founders will need to take after incorporating their startup, like 83(b) elections, getting an EIN, opening a bank account & more.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 4 min read

Learn how to choose a great name for your new startup. Good names are easy to spell, easy to remember and avoid confusion with existing brands in your industry.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Issuing equity to employees in an LLC can be complex and require tax advice. Many startups prefer to incorporate as C Corporations because the process for issuing equity to employees is much simpler.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

Co-founder disputes are one of the number one causes for startups to fail. Learn how to fairly allocated startup among you and your co-founders to avoid founder disputes & make good equity decisions.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 8 min read

Registering in the US opens the door to venture funding for overseas startups. Learn about the process for registering your company in the US as a foreign citizen, including incorporation, taxes, visas and more.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 min read

Startup founders inevitably cover some of the costs of getting started out of pocket. Learn how you can stay above board if you reimburse yourself for corporate expenses and invest money into your own company.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 4 min read

Learn how to write effective emails to pitch investors. James Hottenson, formerly at Great Oaks VC, shares helpful best practices about reaching out to investors.

James HottensenBy James Hottensen • 7 min read

An employer identification number or EIN is essential to doing business and you will need to get an EIN for your startup before opening a bank account, paying taxes or hiring employees.

Nancy ThankiBy Nancy Thanki • 7 min read

When you are incorporating your startup, you need to decide how many shares to authorize. Most startups authorize 10 million common shares when first setting up their corporation.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

Startup investors strongly prefer to invest in C Corporations over LLCs for tax and diligence reasons. The proceeds from selling stock in startups registered as C Corporations can be tax exempt due to Qualified Small Business Stock exemption.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Learn all you need to know about the board of directors, its responsibilities, and how it develops through funding runds.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 15 min read

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