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Starting at $0 + state filing fees

We make launching and growing your business incredibly fast, simple, and affordable - providing expert guidance every step of the way.

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*Your information is not shared with any outside entities, save those required to complete your order. We make every attempt to accurately determine the availability of the business name you choose. Our name availability search includes your state database, and Federal filings originated in your state only. By continuing, you accept our terms of service, and agree to be contacted regarding the information you provide.

Start Your Business in 3 Simple Steps

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Select a business type or structure.
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Provide info about your business.
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Receive confirmation documents and you're on your way!

Select Your Package

Choose the package with the right tools to manage your business.



+ state filing fee
  • Articles of organization
  • Unlimited name searches
  • Business document templates
Filed in 2 weeks
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+ state filing fee
  • Everything in Basic
  • Operating agreement
  • Payment processor
  • Complete Compliance
Filed in 5-7 business days. Stay in compliance and take credit card payments right away.
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+ state filing fee
  • Everything in Classic
  • Business website
  • Rush filing speed (filed in 3 business days)
  • Banking resolution
Filed in 3 business days. Establish your brand's presence online and get a banking resolution for your business bank account.
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State Fee (Varies by state) $ $ $
Articles of Organization
Unlimited Name Search
Business Document Templates
Operating Agreement $99
Payment Processor $149/yr
Complete Compliance $199/yr
Business Website $199/yr  
Rush Filing Speed $49  
Banking Resolution $30  

Personal Asset Protection Liability # of owners Reporting Requirements Operation Taxation
LLCGet Started Members have little -no personal liability 1 - 100 Varies by state, Generally renews annually Versatile Versatile, generally pass through initially
CorpGET STARTED Shareholders, directors and officers have little-no personal liability only limited by shares Varies by state, Generally renews annually Shareholders elect board members who appoint officers who run day to day C-corp/S-corp
NonprofitGET STARTED Directors and officers have little-no personal liability Generally not considered "owned" but controlled Varies by state, Generally renews annually Board members appoint officers who run day to day Not taxed
Sole ProprietorGET STARTED Individual has unlimited liability 1 Varies by state, Trade name generally renews annually Controlled by 1 individual Pass through
General PartnershipGET STARTED Partners take on unlimited liability 2+ Varies by state, Generally renews annually Controlled by partners Semi Pass through (assigned income)

How To Register a Business

Have creativity, passion and drive? Enjoy turning your ideas into a reality with Firstep Business Solutions. Our small business experts offer guidance to complete your business registration online. We help you:

1. Choose a Business Name

Brainstorm a one-of-a-kind name to make your brand's personality shine, stand out amongst the competition and avoid confusion with others. Our professionals help you follow these best practices to register a name for your business:

  • Align your purpose and name: Brainstorm a name that indicates the products and services you want to offer.
  • Avoid using punctuation in the name: Keep your name free of punctuation, such as hyphens and ampersands.
  • Feel free to use your location in the name: Include your city in the name to differentiate yourself from others.
  • Ensure the name is 100% unique and available: Use our tool to check the availability of the business name.

2. Choose a Business Structure

Feel confident choosing your business structure — the framework plays a role in your taxes, liability and growth potential. Our experts offer guidance to choose a structure aligned with your long-term goals. The types of models include:

  • Limited liability company (LLC): Achieve maximum flexibility with up to 100 owners and as many organization members as you want.
  • Partnerships: Select a general partnership if you want all partners to have an equal say in operations and liability.
  • Corporations: Keep shareholders independent so owners can leave and join your business without implications.
  • Cooperatives: Have members provide funding and management for industry-related services they plan to use.
  • Sole proprietorships: Enjoy complete control of your operations when you're the only business owner.
  • Nonprofit organizations: Benefit the public with an organization such as a charity, church, school or scientific research center.

3. Accomplish Your Business-Related Goals!

Get everything you need to launch your business. We offer these services:

  • Point of Sale: Use the Firstep Point of Sale and invoicing platform to accept credit card payments, manage sales & inventory, and send custom invoices.
  • Website building: Create a professional website that displays written content and pictures in as little as 15 minutes.
  • Website enhancements: Add advanced features, including more photos, reviews and e-commerce, at no extra cost.
  • Existing business management: Make changes to your existing business and complete processes correctly.
  • Live phone support: Connect with our filing experts to get the support, information and answers you need.

We Support Businesses at Every Stage

Are you ready to start your business? Or have you managed an existing company for years and want to make changes? Firstep Business Solutions will support you at any stage. Feel free to contact our team to learn more and purchase a plan today!

Frequently Asked Questions

A registered agent is required for all formal business entities, such as LLCs, partnerships, corporations, etc. Your registered agent must be present during business hours to receive and manage state correspondence on your behalf. You will need a registered agent in every state your company does business in. Attempting to file paperwork without naming a registered agent will likely result in rejection of the application. Our customers love our registered agent service to keep things simple!

Compliance requirements vary by state and company type. Our Complete Compliance service takes care of your annual filing and other updates requested by your state for your business. We’ll keep your business in good standing with the state as long as this service is active. If you choose to do this yourself, then you will be responsible for taking action on all ongoing state compliance requirements and filing your own annual report.

Once they are ready, you will find all of your documents and orders in your Dashboard. Access your website and payment processor here as well. Filing times vary by state. Of course, all Rush+ orders will be filed with the state first.

See Average Filing Times By State

There are no cancellation fees if you wish to cancel your account, or just cancel a specific service. Email, Call, or Live Chat with us between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can also cancel on your Dashboard.