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LLC, Business License, Incorporation

Pennsylvania remains one of our most popular states for incorporation and LLC formation. With the sixth largest population in the United States, Pennsylvania has a thriving business community. Some of the largest U.S. companies, including Sunoco and Comcast, maintain their headquarters in Pennsylvania. This state also services many small businesses, particularly in major industries like manufacturing, education, and agriculture.


Incorporating your business entails initial and ongoing requirements. However, it also can provide your business with substantial advantages. If you have already decided to incorporate in Pennsylvania, The Company Corporation can assist you through the various stages of the process.

General Pennsylvania Incorporation Information

A corporation, which is considered a separate legal entity, has liabilities and legal rights. In the eyes of the court, it is seen as a person and, as such, it stands alone from its board of directors and shareholders. As a "person," a corporation has many of the same legal rights and responsibilities as a living, breathing human being. Many large companies with numerous employees choose to incorporate under either a C-Corp or an S-Corp corporate structure. Incorporating also allows companies to issue stock.

Choosing to incorporate your business can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. With decades of experience at-hand and a team of professionals who fully understand the process of incorporation, The Company Corporation has helped countless businesses through the process of incorporating in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S.

How to Incorporate in PA

The first step which one must take to incorporate in Pennsylvania corporation is to choose a business name. This name will need to be unique, and it cannot be confused with any other existing entity. If you need assistance with choosing a corporate name, The Company Corporation can research the availability, ensuring you do not choose a name that has already been claimed by another business. Once a business name has been selected, it must then be registered with the state.

Articles of Incorporation and corporate bylaws must also be drawn up. The bylaws of your corporation should include the number of directors that will comprise your board of directors. Pennsylvania requires that there are at least three directors: a President, Treasurer, and a Secretary. Directors may be appointed or recruited, and all corporate directors must be a minimum of 18 years of age. They do not need to live in the State of Pennsylvania and do not need to be shareholders of the corporation.

All Articles of Incorporation must be filed with the State of Pennsylvania. These articles will include information about your business, such as the stated purpose of the corporation; the number of shares of stock that will be issued; the legal address of the corporation the name and address of the registered agent; and finally, the name of the corporation itself.

Additional Steps for Pennsylvania Incorporation

Pennsylvania is one of only a few U.S. states that require a business to publicly publish an announcement of a newly-formed entity. Theintent to form a corporation must be published in two newspapers, one of which must be a legal journal. This requirement applies only to corporations and non-profits formed in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Company Corporation can help you gather the necessary information and submit the required Pennsylvania forms to incorporate. Additionally, our experienced professionals can assist you with forming your articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws. We offer an average turnaround time of 5 to 7 days from the time you submit the order to us. Let us use our years of prompt, professional service to help you begin the process of incorporating your business today.

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