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Now that you've decided to form your corporation or limited liability company (LLC) in Delaware, incorporate.com experts are here to assist.

Many businesses choose to incorporate in Delaware even though their physical location may not be within the state. Delaware is known for having some of the most business-friendly laws and regulations for starting and running a business, and incorporate.com experts can help you with how to incorporate in Delaware.

Steps for Incorporating in Delaware

Step 1: Choose a Business Name

To register your business and incorporate or form an LLC in Delaware, begin by choosing a business name. If you're searching for a business name, incorporate.com can work with you to confirm your business name meets naming requirements and is not already in use.

Step 2: Decide to Incorporate as a Corporation or as an LLC

There are advantages and disadvantages for choosing to form an LLC or a corporation in Delaware. The incorporate.com team created a resource to help you choose.

Step 3: Follow the Specific Process for Your Type of Company

To form a corporation, follow this process:

  • File your Delaware Articles of Incorporation paperwork; the experts at incorporate.com can file on your behalf.
  • Get a federal tax ID number if you plan to hire employees or open a bank account in the name of the business.

Once the process is complete, you will receive a Delaware Certificate of Incorporation. The Certificate of Incorporation is sometimes required as proof of your business entity when opening bank accounts or applying for other financing.

To form an LLC, this is the process:

  • Decide whether you are forming a Delaware single member LLC or a multi-member LLC.
  • Next, simply answer the questions listed on our online order form and we will complete the forms and file your Delaware LLC using the information you provide.

An operating agreement is recommended for starting an LLC, though it is not required by state law. For businesses with more than one member, the Delaware LLC operating agreement will clearly define each member's role, responsibilities, and ownership share of the business.

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How Long Does it Take to Incorporate in Delaware?

Once you decide to incorporate in Delaware, using incorporate.com ensures that the timeline is handled smoothly and efficiently, in some cases in less than 24 hours. Otherwise, you'll have to complete the research of Delaware's benefits and your company's name on your own. The formation process can be quick or it can take weeks.

For both a corporation and an LLC, if your business is not located within the state of Delaware, you will still need to have a registered agent located in Delaware to receive legal paperwork on your behalf. We would be happy to provide this service for you as your Delaware registered agent.

If you need more help, incorporate.com can provide guidance on how to incorporate in Delaware and take care of the requirements to get your Delaware LLC or corporation up and running. Contact us today.

Ready to Form Your Corporation in Delaware?

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