The 4 Best LLC

Formation and Incorporation Services

When it comes to choosing from all the online LLC formation and incorporation services available, you need to cut through the clutter.  You want to know that you’re getting the best deal and that it will be done right.

Incfile vs Legalzoom vs Biz Filings vs Zen Business

Personally, I always file with IncFile. My second choice would be ZenBusiness.  In my opinion, you don’t need to waste your time looking into any other companies.  But, for the sake of comparison, I will include LegalZoom and BizFilings in my top 4, because they are reputable and have been popular choices for many businesses.

Why Should You Use IncFile?

I have filed over a dozen businesses with IncFile, and the process has been smooth, the fees transparent, and customer service is (pretty) reliable.

Cost Comparison of the Basic (Starter) Level Incorporation Services Packages:

IncFile: $0 (Operating Agreement not included. $40 to purchase) ZenBusiness: $49 (Operating Agreement included) LegalZoom: $79 (Operating Agreement included) BizFilings: $99 (Operating Agreement included)

WINNER: IncFile! Even if you purchase that operating agreement for $40, you still save $9 over ZenBusiness

What are the Registered Agent Fees for Each Company?

IncFile: FREE for the first year, then $119 per year after that ZenBusiness: FREE for the first year, then $119 per year after that LegalZoom: $299 per year BizFilings: FREE for the first 6 months, then $164 per year after that

WINNER: Tie between IncFile and ZenBusiness

How Long Will it Take to File with Each Company?

This is a bit trickier to compare, because some filing times are different in each state. So we will compare using California as an example.

Incorporation Services Filing Speed Comparison for Slowest and Fastest Options (Using California as Example)

IncFile: Standard Speed ($0 included with Silver package): 30 business days Expedited Speed ($50 or $299 included with Platinum package): 11 business days

ZenBusiness: Standard Speed ($49 included with starter package): 3-4 weeks Expedited Speed ($299 included with Premium package) : 7-9 business days

Which of the Incorporation Services is the Overall Winner?

LegalZoom: Standard Speed ($149 included with Standard package): 30 business days Expedited Speed ($349 included with Express Gold package)): 7-10 business days


BizFilings: Standard Speed ($99 included with Basic package): 4-6 weeks Expedited Speed ($60 or $434 included with Complete package): 7-10 business days

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