Incorporate Your Business

Congratulations

Congratulations on taking the first step to forming your new entity. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a solopreneur, you need an experienced service partner by your side every step of the way. A corporation or an LLC? No worries: we are here to assist you through the process and have a robust network of attorney, accountant, and banker referrals. No chatbots, no articles to read instead of an experienced human. Just us, ready to assist you!

Our team is here to help you. Contact us, and a team member will reach out.

Step-by-Step Checklist
(and food for thought!)

Check the Domain Name

Decide the name you’d like to use and check for available domain names, which can be challenging to obtain, so you get the best possible combination to market your company effectively. Due to a lack of security and an unpolished look to your website, it is not recommended that businesses use free, generic email domains.

Check the Corporate Name to see if it is available

Before registering your business, have Corp1 check name availability with the state you are registering in. Each state has unique rules regarding naming and may or may not accept variations of business names; we can help you navigate those. We recommend checking the name availability first so your bank account and EIN are under the correct business name.

Form the Entity

Corp1 can provide the expertise and human touch to the filing process in any state. Expect clear communication regarding your filing options, draft(s) of your Articles of Incorporation or Organization, and turnaround times in each state. Although we cannot provide legal or tax advice, we can provide factual information or referrals so that you can make the determination.

Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Your business’s EIN is its Social Security Number, which is needed for bank accounts, loans, credit applications, and business licenses. Our staff can assist in applying for an EIN if you are a U.S. citizen with a Social Security Number or a foreign citizen of another country.

Open A Bank Account

The bank will need your identification, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Organization, and your EIN letter to open the account. They may need additional documentation like certified copies of your formation documents or a Good Standing document. Check with your local branch to see what documentation they require. For international clients, banks will require that you establish a personal relationship with a bank in your home country, and they will make the connection with a U.S. bank.