Small Business Reading Room

Friday, October 07, 2011

Renew Your 2012 Delaware Business License Online

Based on past experience, the Division of Revenue business license renewal forms tend to arrive in the mail late in the year. Since the renewal deadline is on or before January 1st, that doesn't give businesses a lot of time to take action.

Businesses with a U.S. bank account, or able to pay by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover with a U.S. billing address, may renew licenses expiring the current year online as early as October 19, 2011. All you need is your EIN and business license number which can be found on your current license.

You can print the temporary license after submitting your renewal. A one or three year license will be mailed to you.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

EIN Procurement Service

An EIN, (Employer Identification Number) is a common requirement when establishing a business. Delaware Intercorp can assist you with obtaining this IRS assigned tax identification number for a discounted fee of $70.00 at the time of your company's formation, or $100.00 afterward. Additional information about our EIN Procurement Service can be found by clicking here.

For clients in urgent need of an EIN, we are now pleased to offer expedited processing for $75.00, Estimated delivery of an EIN with this service is 24 hours! For more details, contact a member of our Incorporation Team at 888.324.1817, 302.266.9367 or by email at


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fictitious Name Registration (DBA)

Doing business in Delaware under a fictitious name? We can help you submit your Fictitious Name Certificate to the Prothonotary's office in the Superior Court for filing. Need a Delaware DBA application processed right away to open a bank account or for another urgent matter? We offer hand-delivery so the application will be processed for you while we wait! Visit our Delaware Fictitious Name Registration topic page to get started.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Step by Step Instructions on How to Make a Facebook Business Page

Most businesses now have at least one social media account online. You can create many different kinds of pages in FB. The main two accounts for Facebook are a Personal Profile and a Business Page. To avoid business owners soliciting users, Facebook prefers a business to use a Business Page to represent itself and interact with others. If you have your own personal profile, you can create a Business Page the same way as if you did not have a personal Facebook profile. Here are the steps:

1. Navigate to on your web browser.

2. Click on the “Create A Page” for a Celebrity, Band or Business link located on the right and in the center of the Facebook home screen.

3. Click one of the categories pictured that best describe your business. We chose “Local Business or Place”

a. Choose a category from the drop down box.
b. Enter Required Information.

i. Enter the name of your business.
ii. The address where your business is located.

c. If in agreement, click on the check box next to “I agree to Facebook Page Terms” and Click on the tab “Get Started”

4. Add Information about your business. Some of the fields that you can fill in include:

i. Hours of Operation
ii. About
iii. Description
iv. Price Range
v. Parking
vi. Public Transit
vii. Email
viii. Phone Number
ix. Website

5. Click on the Link “Profile Picture” on the left side bar.

a. Browse to the pictures on your computer to add it or just take a picture if you have a webcam available.

6. Make your Page as interesting and inviting as you can before you hit the “Publish button.”

Now that you have completed this step there is an opportunity to explore the site and also the available plugins. Check out our Facebook business page for a start. Helpful Facebook Plugins will be the next topic of our social media series.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Location, Location, Location...and Technology!

We all know that, when starting a small business, we need to do our homework. Location, economic conditions, market trends and the cost of delivering the finished product are just some of the things we research.

If you're moving from a position where you have access to a well supplied and technologically up to date environment, you may be in for a BIG SURPRISE! , when you start out on your own. You no longer have the stocked supply room, networked computers, scanners, fax machines and a personal support team.

It's more than a good idea to include the costs of adequate technology in your business plan. The technological foundation may be just as important as the ideas and bricks and mortar that go into a company. Technology, in the forms of equipment and the necessary software to run the equipment are tools to assist with managing the accounting, inventorying and record keeping, etc.

Improved efficiency through the use of technology may put you ahead of your competition!


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