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How Do I Obtain a DUNS Number Quickly and for Free?

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a monitoring agency that provides in-depth information about businesses, large and small. Lenders and other organizations use D&B data to make decisions about businesses...

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Starting a Nonprofit? 5 Most Popular States to Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Starting a nonprofit organization is certainly commendable and it can be an extremely rewarding journey. In some cases, you might even get “superhero” status from fellow friends, family members and...

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How Can Gen Z Be Proactive About Financial Planning?

If you’re a Gen Z-er (meaning you were born between 1997 and 2012), you’re likely still in the early stages of your career, but it doesn’t mean that you should ignore financial planning. While...

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Why Do I Need an EIN for My LLC?

Once you’ve formed your LLC, it’s often a good idea to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Getting an EIN is an important step in making your business official with tax authorities,...

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Who Pays the Delaware Franchise Tax and How Is It Calculated?

Before we dive in, let’s clear one thing up: A Delaware franchise tax does not mean that you are paying a tax for your franchise. Contrary to the name, this tax doesn’t just apply solely to people...

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How Do I Set Up a Virtual Address for My Small Business in California?

California is a great state to start a small business. The combination of a vibrant economy, beautiful locations, top employee talent and technological strength make it a natural choice for setting...

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6 Quick and Easy Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

The Met Gala may make for some fun best-dressed lists (and worst!), but as far as fundraisers go, it's in a league of its own. If you run a nonprofit, you're likely more focused on recruiting...

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Should I Incorporate in Delaware or Illinois?

When it comes to forming your new business, the state you choose to incorporate in is vitally important. Perhaps you live in Illinois, but you’ve heard good things about forming in Delaware. Maybe...

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How to Optimize Tax Preparation Using a Business Tax Calculator

Online business tax calculators are a great starting point for understanding how much tax you’ll need to pay. You have some good options for the best tax calculators to use.

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How to Trademark a Name — Plus 7 Mistakes to Avoid

For one reason or another, more than half of startup trademarks get rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (or USPTO for short). If you're busy running your business, the last thing you'll...