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Business Incorporation Basics

Whether you are an entrepreneur just starting out, an established business owner, or a savvy investor, making the decision to incorporate yourself or your business is an excellent decision that will help manage and grow your business.

Strictly speaking, a corporation is a structured legal entity designating a distinct and independent legal personality separate from its members or shareholders. Once established, a corporation is guaranteed certain legal rights and benefits that are very desirable.

For instance, a corporation can own property, hire agents, enter contracts, generate income, and pay taxes separate from its shareholders. The proscribed legal characteristics of a corporation also provide “limited liability” to its shareholders or members by insulating them from corporate debt, judgments against the corporation, and even criminal activity. Furthermore, the perpetuity of a corporation is guaranteed despite any changes in the shareholders resulting from death, transfer of shares, etc.

Another desirable outcome of incorporating is the impact it has on potential customers, vendors, creditors, and investors. When a company name is followed by “Inc.” this is a clear indication that the company is well established and professionally managed. Furthermore, knowledgeable investors will recognize and appreciate the increased protection that a corporation provides against personal liability and excessive taxation.

Now that you have made the smart decision to form a corporation or limited liability company, 1800Company.com is the place to start! We offer convenient packages and friendly representatives that will help make the incorporation process fast and easy!

Even though deciding which formal business structure to implement can be complicated and intimidating, our comprehensive descriptions of the features, benefits, and drawbacks of each of the various business entities will give you the opportunity to make an informed decision. You can even compare the features of different business structures side by side. Will all of this information at your fingertips, you will be much more informed and confident that you have made the best decision for your business goals.

Choosing where you incorporate your business is another decision that 1800Company.com can help you with! We provide all the information about each of the business entities recognized state by state, including a breakdown of the filing fees associated with each jurisdiction.

No matter which formal business structure you choose or where you choose to incorporate, we take all the worry and headaches out and simplify the incorporation process so that you can spend your time and energy doing what you do best – running your business. 1800Company.com provides a comprehensive range of Incorporation services, including everything from applying for a Tax ID number, registering a business name and preparing the initial filings to drafting bylaws and operating agreements that will help your business run smoothly and efficiently. No matter what your needs, we can help! Once we get to know you, 1800Company.com will tailor a package to meet all your needs. And we keep you informed throughout the process with detailed status updates every step of the way.

1800Company.com is a services of General Corporate Services, Inc., which has been a leading provider of incorporation and document services since 1906. With over 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to ensure that all of our clients get exactly what they need. Because of our commitment to total customer satisfaction, 1800Company.com is rated #1 in customer service and has successfully incorporated thousands of businesses just like yours! Call us today or begin your online incorporation with our easy-to-use website right now.

Do I Need to Incorporate Using an Attorney?

The simple answer is No. Helping you understand the complicated language and required legal documentation is our specialty. Our knowledgeable staff makes it simple for our clients to become familiar with the language of incorporation as well as the unique terminology that is part of the articles of incorporation, corporate minutes, by-laws, etc. so that your business is enhanced with all the significant corporate benefits available. Our comprehensive Incorporation Packages provide you with professionally prepared documents ready for you to begin using immediately. And tailoring these documents to meet your individual needs is our specialty – we truly are a full-service company.

Incorporation Fees

  • Complete Incorporation Package Fee $149
  • State Filing Fees (vary)
  • Annual State Fees ($25 to $125 per year)
  • Annual Registered Agent Fee $189