Starting a Business…Simplified
The Business Formation experts at CorpNet can file all the paperwork to help you start a business today. Whether you decide to Form an LLC (Limited Liability Company), Corporation, Non-Profit, or simply File a DBA, our business filings experts can file your paperwork quickly and affordably. Plus, all our services are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal business structure that is similar to both the corporation and the sole proprietor or partnership. 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 LLC business structures, the benefits of the LLC, and where to form an LLC in our Form an LLC Section. You can also use our Business Structure Wizard to review other available options.
Incorporating a business can be fast, simple, and affordable way to start a business. Learn about the benefits of incorporation, the different corporation business structures like the C Corporation, the S Corporation, and more.
Learn everything about incorporating a business in our comprehensive Incorporate section.
File a DBA (Sole Proprietorship)
DBA stands for “Doing Business As.” This filing is required when a business operates under a “Fictitious Business Name (FBN). By filing a DBA in the appropriate jurisdiction, a small business can operate under a fictitious name. In other words, this DBA filing allows the business to operate under a name that is different from its owner.
View Pricing and Processing time required to Start a Sole Proprietor or “File a DBA” in your state and county.
Choosing the Right Business Structure
Choosing a business structure is a critical part of the business startup process. The structure you select will most likely have a significant impact on your personal liability as well as your tax liability.
Try the Corpnet Business Structure Wizard ™ – Designed by business and tax attorneys to help small business owners choose the right business type.
Business Licenses, Permits & Tax
In many cases, a business license is not required to conduct business in the United States. Depending on your industry and jurisdiction, however, business license requirements vary.
Learn more about business licenses, obtaining a Federal Tax ID Number, and Registering with the appropriate State Revenue Department in our Business Licenses section.
Starting a Business Checklist
The Corpnet Starting a Business Checklist is a free guide, written by attorneys and entrepreneurs, that is packed with information about naming your business, selecting a business structure, obtaining a Federal Tax ID Number, and more.
Download your free copy to learn:
- Business Structures like the LLC (Limited Liability Company), the S Corporation, and more
- Protecting your business trademarks, copyrights, and patents
- Running your business under multiple names or in multiple states
- Corporate Compliance and Annual Report Requirements
Download your free copy of the Starting a Business Checklist today.