So, you want to make your business official? We’ve got you covered with our business formation service.

Let us get your business registered as an LLC. We can assist with all of the startup services.

Business Formation experts at GroundUp Business Consultants will file all the paperwork to help you start a business today.

Basic Package

$328
  • Company name availability check
  • Preparation of Articles of Organization (LLCs)
  • Free corporate compliance tool with company alerts
  • Free Registered Agent Service (60-days)
  • Includes $39 Shipping Fee
  • INCLUDES STATE FILING FEES
  • Express and 24-Hour Rush Processing is an additional charge and not available in all states.

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Complete Package

$498
  • Company name availability check
  • Preparation of Articles of Organization (LLCs)
  • Free corporate compliance tool with company alerts
  • Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)
  • Incorporator Resolution Statement
  • 1-year free registered agent service
  • Custom Operating Agreement (LLCs)
  • Electronic delivery of state documents
  • Custom Kit and Seal (LLCs)
  • Online access to your incorporation documents
  • INCLUDES STATE FILING FEES
  • Includes $39 Shipping Fee
  • Express and 24-Hour Rush Processing is an additional charge and not available in all states.

Deluxe Package

$448
  • Company name availability check
  • Preparation of Articles of Organization (LLCs)
  • Free corporate compliance tool with company alerts
  • Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)
  • Free Registered Agent Service (1st Year)
  • INCLUDES STATE FILING FEES
  • Includes $39 Shipping Fee
  • Express and 24-Hour Rush Processing is an additional charge and not available in all states.

Business Formation LLC

Name Availability Check

We will check your name availability with the state registration database to make sure it is available before we file with the your Secretary of state. If the name is available we will submit your Articles of Organization within 24 hours.

24 Hour Document Preparation

Place your order and we will search the Secretary of State website to make sure your name is available. Once the name is approved we will file your Articles of Organization

Official Filed Articles of Incorporation

You will receive your filed documents via email & US First Class Priority Mail. Your Articles of Organization will also be available through your personal dashboard if you elect Registered Agent Services.

Compliance Reminders

Receive reminders for important due dates like tax deadlines & annual report filings. View and print official business documents through your personal dashboard.

1st Year FREE Registered Agent Service

Corporations and LLCs are required to maintain a registered agent. To keep your company's address information confidential, designate Ground Up Business Consultant to act as your registered agent. Ground Up Business Consultant can serve as your company’s registered agent for service of process in any state for an annual fee of $149 per year that is auto-renewed for your convenience.

Obtain Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

Businesses are required to obtain a Federal Tax ID, also called an Employer Identification Number (EIN) which is used to identify the business entity. Ground Up Business Consultants will obtain your company's tax IS from the IRS once your business formation has been approved by the Secretary of State.

Prepare S-Corp Election Form 2553

An S-Corp election is a tax election by the IRS for tax purposes. You'll have to make the special election with the IRS using this Form 2553. This election can give the ease of business of the LLC and the tax benefits of the S-Corporation. We recommend seeking advise of your tax professional to find out if this election would benefit you.

Custom Operating Agreement and Minutes

Save time and money and have Ground Up Business Consultants provide you with a custom operating agreement and Minutes. We will customized to your specific direction upon request.

Customized Corporate Kit & Seal

Your Customized Corporate Kit includes a binder detailed in gold customized with your company name foil stamped on the binder and a matching slipcase. It also includes the following items: Customized Corporate Seal with your company name, state and year of incorporation, 20 Personalized stock Certificates containing your company name and state of Organization .

Add Ons

Initial Report Filing - $69

This report is time sensitive and must be filed within a certain time period after the filing. Maintaining your company in good standing often requires multiple filings. Ground Up Business Consultants can process and file your company’s Initial Report on your behalf to save you valuable time.

Annual Report Filing - $69

Maintaining your company in good standing often requires multiple filings. GroundUp Business Consultants can process and file your company’s Annual Report on your behalf to save you valuable time.

Business License Research Package - $149

Business licensing requirements vary from state to state, county to county and city to city. Government agencies frequently update their forms and change requirements for supporting documents. Our Business License Research Package provides you with the latest licensing requirements to protect your business. As part of our business license research package GroundUp Business Consultants will: Determine all the licenses and permits your business needs at the federal, state, county and municipal level. Provide you the proper license/permit application forms. List filing instructions, supporting document requirements and fees.

State Sales Tax Registration - $199

A sellers permit or sales tax registration is required before sales are made! The specific state agency generally requires a business to have a “Seller’s Permit” if that business is selling or leasing merchandise, vehicles, or any other tangible personal property in any state the business operates in.

Employer Tax Registration - $199

Any business that is going to have employees must register as an employer before setting up payroll. The specific state agencies generally require businesses to register as an employer in any state where the employees reside.

LLC vs. Corporation - Which Business Formation is Right For Me?

A limited liability company (LLC) is the US-specific form of a private limited company. It is a business structure that can combine the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation. An LLC is not a corporation under state law; it is a legal form of a company that provides limited liability to its owners in many jurisdictions. LLCs are well known for the flexibility that they provide to business owners; depending on the situation, an LLC may elect to use corporate tax rules instead of being treated as a partnership, and, under certain circumstances, LLCs may be organized as not-for-profit.[3] In certain U.S. states (for example, Texas), businesses that provide professional services requiring a state professional license, such as legal or medical services, may not be allowed to form an LLC but may be required to form a similar entity called a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

A limited liability company (LLC) is a hybrid legal entity having certain characteristics of both a corporation and a partnership or sole proprietorship (depending on how many owners there are). An LLC is a type of unincorporated association distinct from a corporation. The primary characteristic an LLC shares with a corporation is limited liability, and the primary characteristic it shares with a partnership is the availability of pass-through income taxation. As a business entity, an LLC is often more flexible than a corporation and may be well-suited for companies with a single owner.

Although LLCs and corporations both possess some analogous features, the basic terminology commonly associated with each type of legal entity, at least within the United States, is sometimes different. When an LLC is formed, it is said to be "organized,” not "incorporated" or "chartered,” and its founding document is likewise known as its "articles of organization," instead of its "articles of incorporation" or its "corporate charter.” Internal operations of an LLC are further governed by its "operating agreement," rather than its "bylaws." The owner of beneficial rights in an LLC is known as a "member," rather than a "shareholder.” 

Additionally, ownership in an LLC is represented by a "membership interest" or an "LLC interest" (sometimes measured in "membership units" or just "units" and at other times simply stated only as percentages), rather than represented by "shares of stock" or just "shares" (with ownership measured by the number of shares held by each shareholder). Similarly, when issued in physical rather than electronic form, a document evidencing ownership rights in an LLC is called a "membership certificate" rather than a "stock certificate".

In the absence of express statutory guidance, most American courts have held that LLC members are subject to the same common law alter ego piercing theories as corporate shareholders. However, it is more difficult to pierce the LLC veil because LLCs do not have many formalities to maintain. As long as the LLC and the members do not commingle funds, it is difficult to pierce the LLC veil. Membership interests in LLCs and partnership interests are also afforded a significant level of protection through the charging order mechanism. The charging order limits the creditor of a debtor-partner or a debtor-member to the debtor's share of distributions, without conferring on the creditor any voting or management rights.

Limited liability company members may, in certain circumstances, also incur a personal liability in cases where distributions to members render the LLC insolvent.

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