Here again, it is helpful to form your corporation in Delaware. In this state the law allows you to assign any "par-value" to your stock as you like - even though there are no assets to back up your valuation. Thus, it is possible to assign a par value of $10,000 each to 100 shares of stock and list it in your book as "assets." It's strictly a paper ploy but can be used in a number of situations to enhance your image among other prospective business partners. By appearing wealthy, you can swing many deals and make friends with people in higher positions of power. Try it!