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Start A Business

Starting a business is similar to building an actual builidng. Just like a real building, the structure will impact the purpose. How well your business structure fits your goals matters. It affects ownership and transfer, taxes, and ability to get credit. The form guides the direction your business will develop.

State Filing Fees and Processing Time Required

The Costs of incorporating, forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company), and filing a DBA (Fictitious Business Name / Sole Proprietor) vary by state and county.

Selecting a Business Structure

The business structure you select will have an impact on your tax liability, personal liability, and much more.

“Starting a Business” Checklist

Download the Corpnet “Starting a Business” Checklist written by our small business attorneys.

Name Your Business

Naming a business is one of the most exciting parts of the business startup process. The experts at Corpnet can research your desired business name availability and reserve a business name or register it for you.


Incorporating a business can be fast, simple, and affordable. Learn more about the Benefits of Incorporation, and the different types of corporations like C-Corporation, S-Corporation, the LLC, and more.

Form an LLC

The LLC is a very popular form of business structure as it offers the same or similar level of asset protection as a corporation while requiring only minimal formalities be observed (similar to a sole proprietor or partnership). Learn more about:

  • Benefits of the LLC

  • LLC Business Structures

  • Where to Form an LLC

  • Download the Free LLC Guide

Run A Business (Corporate Compliance Monitoring & Filings)

Working “smart” can produce far greater results than working “hard.” Corpnet offers a suite of time and money-saving business filings services that are affordably priced.

  • Free Corporate Compliance and Business Monitoring with the B.I.Z. ™
    • Signup and receive calendar alerts for important due dates and filing deadlines for your business.
  • With just a few clicks, you can:
    • Change your company name
    • Qualify an “out of state” corporation or LLC to do business in your state
    • File and Initial Report or Annual Report
    • …and so much more!

File Articles of Amendment

Certain fundamental changes to an existing corporation or LLC may require the filing of Articles of Amendment with the governing state office, usually the Secretary of State. Depending on your jurisdiction, some of the following changes in a company may require articles of amendment be filed:

  • Changes to the Company Name
  • Registered Agent Information
  • Registered Office Information or Company Business Address
  • Director or Member Information
  • Number of Authorized Shares
  • Business Activities of the company

File Articles of Dissolution

Close Down a corporation or LLC by filing Articles of Dissolution. Until this document is filed, the owners and officers of a corporation or LLC could be charged penalties, fines, and taxes by government authorities.

File an Annual Report or an Initial Reports

View state fees and pricing and file an annual report or initial report for your corporation or LLC online.

Foreign Qualification

Qualify your corporation or LLC to conduct business in a state outside of its home state (the state of formation).

Registered Agent Services

Obtain a registered agent in one or multiple states depending on where your corporation or LLC operates. Corpnet offers the most reliable and trusted Registered Agent services across the United States.

Corporate Supplies

Order a corporate kit, a corporate seal, additional stock certificates or LLC member certificates for your corporation or LLC.


Perform a FREE Trademark Search online to determine whether anyone is infringing on your trademarks…or whether your trademarks may be infringing on the rights of others.

Why Corpnet ?

CorpNet Team

Corpnet is the smartest way to prepare and file the paperwork needed to start a business. Corpnet then monitors your business and alerts you about upcoming business filing due dates.

Started BY Entrepreneurs FOR Entrepreneurs. ™

Read about the founders of Corpnet, Philip Akalp and Nellie Akalp, the attorney, Husband & Wife team who pioneered the business filings industry in 1997, had their business acquired by a Fortune 500 company in 2005, and started in “Our Entrepreneurial Journey” in the About Us Section.

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