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    We can help you preserve your corporate protections, and minimize your personal risk by staying compliant with the rules and requirements of your state.
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Simple

A few questions and you're on your way with your Articles of Incorporation and a personalized package for your business without jargon or stacks of forms.

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Value

Time is money, and we save you time that you can spend on what you're truly passionate about – building your business.

Why form a corporation?

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Time-tested

Corporations have been around for a very long time, and their structure has only become stronger and more respected.

Recognized worldwide

Corporations are recognized internationally, unlike many newer business structures, opening you up to international investment.

Investment friendly

Accept outside investment and give your business the resources needed to grow.

Preferred stock

Being able to issue stock with special rights or benefits gives you flexibility and desirability when you expand.

Go public

Do you have dreams of being the next Google or Amazon? A corporation gives you the ability to take your business to the top – the stock market.

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Common
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What corporate positions are required by your state?
Most states require a standard set of corporate positions to be filled by yourself and/or others. Some states allow one person to hold all positions, but it can vary by state.
What are shares, and what types are there?
Shares denote ownership in your corporation and are distributed to reflect each owner's "piece of the pie." The two main types are "common" and "preferred." Common stock entitles shareholders the right to vote and to receive dividends, when issued. Preferred shareholders offer guaranteed fixed dividends and, if the corporation is dissolved, they are paid off before holders of common shares.
How does incorporating my business protect my assets?
Corporations are separate legal entities from their shareholders and take the burden of liability upon itself. If the corporation is run in accordance with legal requirements, the assets held by the business would be the only ones at risk.
Why do many people choose to form in Delaware?
Larger public corporations, or those planning to go public, find heightened protections from shareholder lawsuits against board members under Delaware laws. The state also has a special court set up just to resolve corporate disputes, but these often provide little advantage to smaller corporations.
C Corp vs. S Corp – What's the difference?
C Corp S Corp

Taxation

Taxed twice ­– once to the business & once to the shareholder.

Taxation

Taxed once to the shareholder.

Ownership

No limits on shareholders or foreign investors.

Ownership

100 shareholder limit & must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Shareholder rights

Preferred stock available.

Shareholder rights

Limited to common stock, all shareholders are treated equally & have a vote.

We'll keep your business running smoothly

Need help with other services?
Count on us.
  • EIN (Employee Identification Number)
    Having one allows you to file taxes, open business bank accounts, and keep your Social Security number private.
  • Business Licenses
    We've simplified the process so you can comply with federal, state, county, and local license and permit regulations.
  • Legal Protection
    From legal documents to advice on any new matter, our vetted network of attorneys can support you every step of the way.
  • Compliance
    We can help you preserve your corporate protections, and minimize your personal risk by staying compliant with the rules and requirements of your state.
  • Registered Agent (RA)
    As your RA, we'll accept important legal documents and store them for you to instantly view, download, print, or share.
  • Bylaws & Resolutions
    Establish the structure and first actions of your new corporation.
  • Affordable Tax
    Get unlimited advice from a trusted partner on new tax matters, plus your business tax returns done.

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