Incorporate a Business in Tennessee
CorpNet makes it fast and easy to incorporate a business in Tennessee. You can register your business online or have one of our experienced filing experts assist you.
Save time, enjoy personalized service, and get peace of mind by working with our filing experts who have experience helping entrepreneurs in all 50 states, including Tennessee. We stand by our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Start a Business
To incorporate in Tennessee, your business is required to file a Certificate of Incorporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State, Corporations Division. Once the corporation is established in the state of Tennessee, it becomes its own separate legal entity and is subject to the laws governing corporations in the state of Tennessee. Those laws authorize the corporation to conduct business, including hiring employees, borrowing money, buying and selling products and services, and entering into contracts within the state of Tennessee. These transactions are conducted by the corporation, not on behalf of the individuals working for the corporation.
5 Steps to Incorporate in Tennessee
Choose a Name for the Corporation
Search to make sure your company name is available. You can use the free CorpNet company name search. Your corporate name in Tennessee will have to include one of the suffixes, Corporation (or Corp.); Incorporated (or Inc.) and for limited liability companies, LLC. Tennessee has reserved the words: Bank, Trust, and Engineer/Engineering – these can be used in your name if you have the appropriate certificates and licensing, but otherwise are prohibited. Your corporate name cannot imply a service or business which conflicts with the purpose stated when you register.
Register Your Corporation
Register your corporation (or LLC) with the Secretary of State. CorpNet offers filings of the Articles of Incorporation (for corporate structures) and for LLCs, Articles of Organization.
Hold an Official Meeting
Hold the first official meeting for the corporation or LLC and adopt the Bylaws (corporations) or Operating Agreement (LLCs). This is a legal meeting and must be recorded as such. (See section below about officers and documentation.)
Apply for an EIN
Apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) under the corporate name. In Tennessee, this will also serve as your State Tax Identification Number. You will also have to arrange for a bank account under this number for accounting purposes. Your financial institution will want a copy of the EIN as well as a certificate of registration from the Secretary of State.
Obtain Licenses and Permits
Obtain any specific licenses and permits required, either statewide or for the county in which you will do business. Some examples would be: Electrician’s license, trucking licenses and permits, Liquor license, etc.
Incorporating in Tennessee
Some of the benefits of incorporating in Tennessee are as follows:
- Personal Asset Protection
- Positioning for Growth
- Credibility as a Business
- Unlimited Duration
- Ability to transfer ownership
- Ability to raise capital
- Tax Savings in some cases
If you are interested in forming a Corporation in the state of Tennessee, CorpNet® can help by saving you both time and money with service that is fast, reliable, and affordable in processing the documents required to form a corporation within the state of Tennessee.
CorpNet®, through its website, www.corpnet.com, provides document filing services required for a variety of business needs such as forming your own Corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC), filing a DBA/Fictitious Business Name, Foreign Qualification Filings, Registered Agent Representations, and Corporate Compliance services and supplies in all 50 states including the state of Tennessee.
CorpNet can successfully handle document filings in every state in the U.S., including Tennessee Articles of Incorporation. CorpNet’s experienced U.S. based customer support team is here to give you the personal assistance you need in processing your request to incorporate in Tennessee quickly and efficiently, before, during, and after your entity is formed every step of the way.….And remember, our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We make everything easy for you so that you can focus on what you do best – running your business!
Forming a Corporation Online
Incorporation in Tennessee can be handled remotely through our services. We offer complete packages that allow you to start your corporation or LLC without missing key steps or documents.
This lets you focus on managing your business instead of getting stuck in state-mandated paperwork.
Incorporating online is as easy as providing some initial information and deciding which type of corporation best fits your needs. CorpNet is available to help you start a corporation in Tennessee and one-year Registered Agent Services is standard in our packages. We also include unlimited customer support.