Maintaining a Business

Incorporation is just the beginning.

Now that your business is off the ground, check out these other great resources from incorporate.com to help you grow and manage your business. Let us focus on the details so you can focus on running a profitable business. As your long-term partner, we'll stand by you as your needs evolve.

Compliance

Depending on the state in which you formed your corporation or LLC, you may need to file an annual report. And it's not something to overlook–your company's good standing depends on it. Let incorporate.com manage your annual report. We'll not only save you time, but also ensure you meet your state's requirements to avoid errors and costly fees. More…
There are more than 150,000 filing jurisdictions across the U.S. Do you know which licenses and permits your state requires? incorporate.com can make getting the right licenses and permits easy. More…
All corporations must create corporate bylaws outlining the organization and day-to-day operations. And limited liability companies (LLCs) in many states are required to create an operating agreement, which provides a framework for business operations. No matter where your company is located, incorporate.com can help you create a document tailored to your specific needs. More…
If you just started your first corporation or LLC and you're not sure what to do next, or if you just want a trusted advisor to help you along the way, incorporate.com can help. Our coaching service connects you directly with an expert who can assist you with compliance requirements and other details, providing peace of mind so you can focus on growing your business. More…
As part of incorporate.com's Registered Agent service, you have free unlimited access to Compliance Watch, an online tool that provides resources for all your business compliance needs, including filing alerts, document storage, a comprehensive to-do list, and much more. More…
A registered agent is the state's way of communicating with a corporation or LLC, and it helps to ensure your business maintains compliance. An individual can act as a registered agent, but we recommend using an experienced service provider–like incorporate.com–that can provide reliability, economy, and discretion. More…
incorporate.com offers a convenient tool to help you to maintain records for your corporation or LLC. Our Corporate Compliance Kit provides the ideal storage place for all your important business documents, with dedicated sections for banks, accountants, and lawyers that make it easy to organize and retrieve information. More…
A Certificate of Good Standing is a state-issued document that shows your corporation or limited liability company (LLC) is authorized to do business in that state. incorporate.com can order Certificates of Good Standing from the Secretary of State in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing, you can be sure your business has satisfied its annual report, franchise tax, and other obligations. More…
Business owners occasionally need to get copies of their most important state-filed documents. incorporate.com can help you get true and correct copies of your important business records. More…
Stock certificates are official documents issued by a corporation to its shareholders. LLCs have a similar document called a membership certificate. We can create customized stock or membership certificates on behalf of your business. More…
Resolutions made by of the board of directors, shareholders or LLC members of your company can be approved in one of two ways: by having a vote at a meeting or through a written consent document. We can provide you with a written consent that you can use to approve important business decisions. More…

IRS Filings

Much like a Social Security Number, an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a federal nine-digit number that identifies a business entity. incorporate.com can obtain an EIN from the IRS on your business's behalf. The process is fast, easy and cost-effective. More…
Filing for S Corporation status may provide tax benefits to your business. incorporate.com offers services that provide you with tax consultation, assistance in completing the proper forms, and answers to your tax-related questions. More…
Our customers typically seek 501(c) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when they form a nonprofit corporation. Not sure how to get started? We can help. More…
It's important to have the best available tax classification for your LLC in order to maximize your tax savings. By filing Form 8832 with the IRS, you can choose a tax status for your entity besides the default status that was automatically assigned. Incorporate.com can help walk you through the process. More…

Other Filings

A Doing Business As (DBA) filing allows corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, and other business entities to do business under a name different than the one that appears on their original incorporation documents. incorporate.com can complete DBA registration for you, which could offer your business better visibility, enhanced credibility, and other benefits. More…
If your business has offices, employees, or advertises in states outside of your company's home state, chances are you'll need to qualify your company in that state. incorporate.com can provide guidelines to help you understand whether you need to qualify your business and help you file the necessary paperwork to obtain a Certificate of Authority. More…
We offer an annual service to help you meet Delaware state franchise tax and annual report requirements and keep your company in good standing. More…
Whenever your business makes fundamental changes to its records, you must notify the Secretary of State by filing what are known as Articles of Amendment (for corporations) and Certificate of Amendment (for LLCs). We can help you update your records the right way. More…
Need to change your business from an LLC to a corporation (or vice versa)? We can help you with the conversion process. More…
Businesses close for many reasons, but it's not enough for corporations or LLCs to simply shut their doors. If you have gone out of business, you need to officially dissolve your corporation or LLC with the state. incorporate.com can help you prepare and file your Articles of Dissolution to ensure you terminate your business the right way. More…
Companies that fail to meet their annual filing obligations risk losing their good standing. If your company has been voided or dissolved by the state for failure to meet its good standing requirements, incorporate.com can help reinstate it. We'll pinpoint the reasons your business has fallen out of good standing and help you take the needed actions to return it to full status. More…

Other Services

Trademark Registration

Clear your brand names and logos with our fast, reliable service. More…

Mail Forwarding Service

We offer a secure, private mailbox for all your company correspondence. More…

Business Tax Consultation

Partner with incorporate.com to get the best information on taxes and formation types. More…

No Dumb Questions

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