Tips for Incorporating Your Online Business


There are many solid advantages to incorporating a small business. By choosing to incorporate your online business, you are setting your business apart from all its other factors and allowing it to stand on its own. Incorporation is also long term; you could die tomorrow, and your corporation would live on until forever or until someone else bankrupts the company. Potential clients will be very impressed with the three letters and a period that follow your business’ name. Once you have decided to solidify your business with incorporation there are a few tips you should keep in mind.

Figure out Where

You get to be in control when deciding where to establish the legal body of your incorporated online business. Each state has a unique incorporation process. Some require less paperwork than others, and some are cheaper than others. For instance, Nevada is a popular location to choose currently because of its incorporation perks. However, now you would have to compete with every other business who picked Nevada plus deal with your original state’s requirements.

In essence, you really want to stay in your home state to incorporate unless you have an extenuating reason that makes another state a better choice for you. The most important step in learning how to incorporate your online business after selecting your business name is registering it in the right place for you. Do your research before coming to any rash decisions. This process takes time, and you  need to be thorough.

Keep Up with Your Paperwork

This is the most important fact of successful business incorporation. With the “Inc.” comes large amounts of paperwork, different tax status papers, attorney fee if applicable, annual fees, and state filing fees. To be fair, not every business is large enough to handle the massive paperwork changes involved in incorporating. There are so many advantages to doing so, but incorporation is not for every business.

Decide on the Attorney

The beautiful thing about this process is that you do not particularly need an attorney. If you, however, find legal language intimidating and want to make sure you are doing things correctly, there are many attorneys available in every state that can help you incorporate. Be wary of sites that say they can interpret everything for you. Incorporation is a complex process with a fair bit of paperwork involved, and you want to make sure you stay involved in the process. Always know what is going on with your online business.

If you pick the right state to incorporate in, closely monitor the paperwork, and hire any legal help you may need, you will have a much smoother process incorporating your online business. Once you have become a truly independent body in the eyes of the law, your business will have completely different status in regard to taxes and liability. The main downside to incorporation is all of the paperwork, so get started and stay organized; you will be glad you did.

Abdul Rahman

Abdul Rahman is a web enthusiast and blogger who shares all things blogging and technology. You can connect with him on G Plus , Facebook and Twitter

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9 Responses

  1. Goran MaricJune 4, 2013 at 3:11 pmReply

    Great ways how to incorporate a small business. There are many solid advantages and you need to find them! :)

  2. Farrell ConejosJune 6, 2013 at 2:56 pmReply

    There are many advantages in incorporating one business. One of which is that your personal assets would be separated by the corporation which is a big asset to have. If in case the corporation will be sued for any charges, it’s already rest assured that your personal assets or belongings will be separated and secured. Security is also one advantage in incorporating a small business. May it be local or online businesses. If your the type of owner that doesn’t want to expose yourself to the public, incorporating or making your business into a corporation will grant you to be anonymous in a sense that instead of your name being written on any contract, the corporations name can be of a substitute for you. In the business world, it’s also important to have a strong credibility which a corporation can greatly provide. With these kind of advantages, it is most certain that a small business can be boom into success.
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  3. Arnold shinnJune 13, 2013 at 5:15 amReply

    Great thanks for sharing for incorporate a small business, may be i can use it for the future reference.
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  5. Jamie SilvaJune 17, 2013 at 12:44 amReply

    We should be open minded, if there would be tips or ways that can help us to be more successful, we should consider it. We do business to earn money but still there are many things we need to consider especially the legal field.
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  6. GauthamJuly 1, 2013 at 6:17 pmReply

    Great stuff, But what about an online business where the “physical address” is simply a desk at home?
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  7. Rachel StephensJuly 5, 2013 at 3:30 pmReply

    Well I always believe that there are a number of options you can actually choose from. You just have to choose what you think is the best that would eventually lead you to success.
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  8. RajwaniOctober 7, 2013 at 7:05 pmReply

    Hey Rachel,

    Absolutely i go with this point that paper work is little boring but will definitely help us in more accuracy.Well there are certain official matters but we can be possitve.

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