Small Business Reading Room

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Delaware Division of Corporations Website Announcement

The State has issued the following Online Service Announcement:

"On Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. all of the Division of Corporations Online Services will be unavailable for necessary system maintenance. Please be sure that you have completed using any online services before the system goes down to ensure you do not lose any information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you."

If you have any questions related to your company's annual Franchise Tax, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Delaware Intercorp's Service Team via telephone toll-free at 888.324.1817 or via email at or


Cost Saving for Your Small Business in the Winter Months

There may be only a couple months left of winter but it’s never too late to start saving money. There are plenty of ways for you to save money and energy as you battle through the rest of this winter. Some of the things that you can do:

To save energy:

  • When and where possible, turn down or even off the heat when you are no longer in the office. (keep in mind frozen water pipes)
  • Lower the water heater temperature to 120 degrees and place water restrictors on faucets in the office.
  • Keep shades closed at night so that heat will stay in and open them during the day in order to use free solar heat.
  • Make sure that all outer windows and doors are fully closed.
  • Keep a temperature around 68 degrees on your thermostat as that is the most efficient temperature.
  • Make sure that all parts of the buildings are properly sealed so that no cold air gets in or hot air out.
  • It is also a good idea to buy an electronic thermostat that will keep temperature at an optimum temperature when the building is occupied. E.g., reduce the temp at night and bring it back up before we’re due to arrive.
  • Reduce heat in all unoccupied areas and keep doors closed off to that area to reduce costs.

For company vehicles:

  • Schedule oil and filter changes and other recommended maintenance. You may be able to avoid mechanical emergencies.
  • Check tire pressure of your vehicle because under inflated tires decrease your fuel efficiency.
  • If you are planning to buy a new vehicle or add one to your fleet, select a small car in order to be more fuel efficient.

Plan ahead. Use this time to discover energy losses in your office. Next spring you will be able to make changes to seal and eliminate losses in heated/air conditioned air.

There is no reason to not save money for your company.


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Delaware Intercorp, Inc.
113 Barksdale Professional center
Newark, DE 19711-3258

"For all the best reasons to incorporate,the best place
is Delaware and the best incorporator is
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