The Biggest Challenge You’ll Face When Starting a Business in Delaware

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Nicknamed “The Diamond State,” Delaware is known in the startup community for its extremely business-friendly corporate laws. Its neighboring states know it as “the home of tax-free shopping,” and it’s got a thriving tourism industry – one of the most successful in the  It’s also the second-smallest state in the country, with a total land area of 1,948 square miles, all of which are sparsely populated. Continue reading “The Biggest Challenge You’ll Face When Starting a Business in Delaware”

Five Interesting Facts About Starting A Business In California

Monday, August 28th, 2017

If you’re looking to start a business in California, you definitely aren’t alone. It’s one of the most diverse, thriving business locales in the US, and a great place to go if you work in agriculture, technology, or entertainment. It’s not without its challenges, of course – and understanding the business climate of the state is essential in knowing how to overcome those. Continue reading “Five Interesting Facts About Starting A Business In California” Makes the INC5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

We are proud to announce that has made the INC5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Since our founding in 2001 we’ve strived to be the best incorporation and small business service in America and hopefully this is an indicator that we’re on the right path.

The INC5000 measures a company’s growth over a period of 3 years and ranks the company based on revenue. managed to rank at position 4086 this year so obviously there is room for improvement in the coming years!

In the next few months you will see an entirely new entity management platform (and a new business name – stay tuned) that should further secure our place as the leading small business incorporation and entity management service in the United States.

We’d like to thank our team, our vendors, contractors and especially our clients who have trusted us to form over 50,000 entities and rely on us to provide complete business filing and small business services. We look forward to empowering entrepreneurs for many years to come. Thank you!

Three Top-Notch Lifehacks From The World’s Top CEOs

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Have you ever looked at someone and immediately thought “they’ve got life figured out?” If you said anything other than ‘yeah,’ you’re probably lying. We’ve all got stuff we could do better, after all – and as an entrepreneur, it can often feel like you’re barely keeping your head above water. Continue reading “Three Top-Notch Lifehacks From The World’s Top CEOs”

What YouTube Celebrities Can Teach You About Marketing Your Startup

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

At the time of writing, Felix Kjellberg – alias PewDiePie – is the most popular YouTube celebrity in the world. The 27-year-old content creator has tens of of millions of fans, and though he remains modest (and rather quiet) about his income, it’s likely somewhere in the millions. Continue reading “What YouTube Celebrities Can Teach You About Marketing Your Startup”

Ten Tips That’ll Make You A Better Entrepreneur

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

You should always seek to be a better you than you were yesterday. Those are words I’ve lived by my entire life – and words you should live by, too. As an entrepreneur, self-improvement should be second-nature. Continue reading “Ten Tips That’ll Make You A Better Entrepreneur”

Three Things You Can Change About Your Workspace To Be More Productive

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Did you know that most people spend more time thinking (and reading) about being productive than they do actually making themselves more productive? It’s true. Everybody thinks they’ve got some great lifehack for productivity, some surefire way to make everybody work harder, better, and faster. Continue reading “Three Things You Can Change About Your Workspace To Be More Productive”

How Can You Tell It’s Time To Hire More Staff?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Rarely is there an entrepreneur who can work solo forever. While they certainly do exist, chances are good you aren’t one of them. Eventually, you’re going to need to hire on some employees.

Continue reading “How Can You Tell It’s Time To Hire More Staff?”

Introducing our New Referral Program

Friday, February 24th, 2017 has always had a client Referral Program where we send any existing client $20 for any person they refer to us who places a business formation order. However, this involved the new client having to mention the previous client in a phone call, email or order comment and was generally hard to keep track of for us and our clients.

We’ve now launched updated Referral Codes and Referral Links for all clients. What this means is that all accounts now have a unique Referral Code that they can give to friends, family or colleagues.

The Referral Code is entered on any of our order forms at checkout (or to one of our staff if ordering by phone) and the referring client will receive credit for the order. Very simple.

We will pay each referring account $20 for every order referred, in addition, we will now pay $10 for any of our other products and services!

In addition to the Referral Code, we also provide you with a unique Referral Link. This Referral Link is a URL that has your Referral Code embedded in it – whoever clicks that link will automatically be tracked as one of your Referrals and you will get credit for all orders placed under that code! This is great if you want to email your friends or family a link or even post it on Facebook or Twitter, etc.


More Features:

  • We’ll pay each account monthly for all completed orders shipped in the previous month.
  • You have the option of being paid by PayPal or Check.
  • Optionally we can increase your payout if you refer more than 10 orders per month.
  • Please note that any previous Offer Codes still work as well.
  • We can customize the code by providing a discount to our Reseller’s clients, a referral fee to the Reseller, or both! (Must be a Reseller, please read below).

Other Referral Options:

Did you know we also have an Affiliate and Reseller programs? The Reseller Program is for those that want to order business filings directly with us for their clients and the Affiliate Program is for anyone with a website (link to us and get paid for every order) – you don’t have to be a client to join the Affiliate Program, you just need a website.

How to Access Your Referral Code:

Simply login to My Account and click Referral Program on the sidebar.

Thanks and let us know any feedback on these programs!


How to Get an Apostille (or Certificate of Authentication) for your USA Corporation or LLC Documents

Friday, January 27th, 2017


An Apostille is a certification from a US Federal or State government that allows a document from that office to be accepted in any of the countries that have signed the Apostille Convention adopted on October 5th, 1961. In the United States this typically is the Secretary of State in each US state or the US Department of State (for Federal Documents).


Many of our international clients who form a company in the USA may also need an an Apostille or “Certificate of Authentication” (for countries that did not participate in the Apostille Convention). This is because their home country may need to verify that the documents filed in the USA are legitimate. Many times this is so they can open a bank account or meet other business or licensing requirements in their country.


First, you need to have filed the original business formation document (Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization to create the Corporation or LLC), then you need to have that document reviewed and “stamped” with the Apostille certification as well as provide the correct filing fee (and additional expedite fee if you are in a hurry). Typically this is done in the same office of the Secretary of State where you file the business formation document. The person responsible for approving the Apostille will then review and stamp the documents and return them to you via mail or courier.


It’s best you submit your original formation documents and Apostille request at the same time so you can save some “back and forth” time between filing departments or have to wait for the formation documents to return (only to send them right back to the same place). Otherwise, you can simply send the documents in to receive the stamp (make sure to include pre-paid envelopes or courier airbills to prevent your documents from being misplaced).

Note that, Inc. can obtain your Apostille or Certificate of Authentication in any US state starting at $35 plus state fees.