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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.

How to find a co-founder: Practical advice from experienced founders

Learn how experienced startup entrepreneurs choose their co-founders and what traits you should look for when picking yours.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 4 min read

Board of Directors: A Comprehensive Guide for Founders

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

Why and How Do You Maintain Your Startup's Corporate Minutes?

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.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 3 min read
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Post-Incorporation Checklist: 9 Steps After You Incorporate Your Startup

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

US Immigration Visas for Startup Founders

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

LLC vs. C Corporation: Issuing Equity to Employees

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

How to Register A Company in the US: Everything You Need to Know as an Overseas Founder

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

How to Invest Your Own Money into Your Startup

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

C Corporation or LLC: Which is the best entity for your startup?

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

How To Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) For Your Startup

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.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

Why Do Startups Incorporate In Delaware?

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

Who Do I Need on My Advisory Board?

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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