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Anybody use a good incorporation self service?

All,

Anybody used a good incorporation service recently? We are debating incorporating ourselves as C corp or pay an attorney to do so out of Delaware.?

Thx,
Ajay
www.linkedin.com/in/ajaybam

15 Replies

Krassimir Fotev
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Krassimir Fotev Entrepreneur
Founder of Peer Belt Inc.

It is always better incorporating right, so you don't waste time and money in the future.
Check Yokum's notes at http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/ or directly contact him http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/contact-yokum/.
Rgds,
-Krassimir

On Feb 8, 2013, at 1:26 PM, Ajay wrote:

Josh Moser
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Josh Moser Entrepreneur
Founder at VinoServant, Inc.

Ajay - I believe you are in California. I have used companies in Sacramento that do this, and it is very efficient (cost and time). They send you the documents, and you complete them, and then they do the filings. It is a snap. I can't locate the company I used in the past, but below are three companies that should be able to handle this for you.

http://www.legaleseattorneyservice.com/incorporation.html

http://www.getitfiled.com

http://www.sundocumentfilings.com

Josh Moser
VinoServant, Inc.

Breaking Down Restaurant Wine Lists
Get the Right Bottle at the Right Price

http://vinoservant.com

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On Feb 8, 2013, at 10:26 AM, Ajay <aj...@yahoo.com> wrote:

David Hauser
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David Hauser Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder of Grasshopper and Angel Investor.
We have used http://www.filingsmadeeasy.com for a long time and have
filings in all 50 states now with them.

- David

Michael Barnathan
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Michael Barnathan Entrepreneur • Advisor
Co-Founder of The Mountaintop Program, Google Alum

Since you can always amend your articles of incorporation later, it makes
more sense to self-incorporate in the beginning. It's really quite easy.

The exception may be if you're starting a non-profit, as you'll need
specific IRS-approved language in your founding documents. But even that
you can do yourself with a bit of research.

Donnie Wang
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Donnie Wang Entrepreneur
Mobile Software Developer

I know a good startup attorney in SF who's reasonably priced.  She
specializes in this sort of thing:

www.startupcompanylawyer.com/
le...@bedrocksf.com

Mention founderdating because they're always willing to chat over a cup of
coffee with aspiring entrepreneurs and point you in the right direction.

Patrick Coyne
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Patrick Coyne Entrepreneur
Co-founder at The Black Tux

FYI don't send your operating agreements to the SOS.

1) it becomes public record
2) every change must be filed with the SOS adding to your expenses
3) the SOS is lazy, they don't want your extra papers. Seriously they don't want to see it.
4) the state will recognize your operating agreement in court without filing it with the SOS.

What you need to file with the SOS is your articles of incorporation, it is usually 1 or 2 pages and you can download and fill it out yourself. If you are filing in Delaware it is next to impossible to F-up your articles... If you do, you probably shouldn't be trying to start your own business anyway.  ;) . Wyoming and Nevada are also really easy. No need to pay a lawyer to incorporate, but a lawyer is good to draft your internal operating agreement.

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Max Avroutski
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Max Avroutski Entrepreneur
eCommerce, Software Developer, Usability, Marketing & Product Creation consulting services.

+1 on doing it yourself in your local state as a C-corp, it's easy. You can always create a Delaware corp and have it?acquire?your local state corp. Just make sure that you have shareholder's agreement that specify that all shareholders get?proportional?dilution. Or one or more of you may end up being pushed out as?Eduardo Saverin was with Facebook. (I am not defending how?Saverin?behaved.)

Max Avroutski
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Subject: [FD Members] Re: Anybody use a good incorporation self service?
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Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:03 PM

Since you can always amend your articles of incorporation later, it makes more sense to self-incorporate in the beginning. It's really quite easy.
The exception may be if you're starting a non-profit, as you'll need specific IRS-approved language in your founding documents. But even that you can do yourself with a bit of research.

On Friday, February 8, 2013 1:26:42 PM UTC-5, ajbam wrote:All,

AJAY BAM
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AJAY BAM Entrepreneur
Ceo and Co-founder at Vyrill Inc

A big thanks to Max, Donnie, Michael, David, Josh, Krassimir and Patrick for your comments on the topic. ?I have enough to move this forward and close the topic.

Thank you!
Ajay

Jeff Bennett
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Jeff Bennett Entrepreneur
Serial Entrepreneur, Technologist, Strategist and Developer

Hi,

I had a single person corp to establish for consulting and other stuff
under a corporate structure. I am not lawyer and this is not advice, just
merely my experience.

I tried to find a self service thing but they did't seem to know the
answers but were happy to help you fill in forms.

I ended doing this Nolo for California as a n S Corp (using an older
version)

http://www.amazon.com/How-Form-Your-California-Corporation/dp/1413313...

Chose subchapter S as I had a single owner structure and the Feds didn't
recognize LLC for liability it seemed.

Had my accountant review the docs I drew up filed with the state easily.
(Instead of the accountant now I use paycycle.com  and this:

http://www.amazon.com/Block-Home-Premium-Business-Download/dp/B00A42M...

A lot of research to come up with the above, but all I seem to need and I
think I am better off knowing what the Nolo book taught me rather than just
filling out a form bot. They might be better now as this was a few years
ago.

Hope this helps.

Jeff

Aleksandra Czajka
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Aleksandra Czajka Entrepreneur
Freelance Senior Software Engineer, Developer, Web Developer, Programmer - Full Stack

If you self incorporate, however, how would you ever know about things like
83(b) ?
I once formed an LLC through LegalZoom and no one ever mentioned 83(b), etc.

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