Guide to Incorporating Your Business

Download our Guide to Incorporating Your Business for free. This 25-page PDF outlines your business type choices, what to expect during the incorporation process and your post-incorporation requirements.

The BizFilings Guide to Incorporating Your Business includes:

  • Business type descriptions, advantages and disadvantages
  • Business type comparison table
  • Where to incorporate
  • The incorporation process
  • Post-incorporation and ongoing compliance requirements
  • Using an incorporation service provider

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Guides by Industry Type

Startup Requirements May Vary by Industry. We developed specific guides to starting and running a business in popular industries. Our guides cover considerations on key federal, state and local requirements unique to each industry. This information is relevent whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing business.


A Guide to Starting and Running a Consulting Business

From your role as the owner of a consulting business to marketing your business, learn about the special considerations for starting and running a consulting business.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Freelancing Business

Whether you are considering starting a freelancing business or already operate one, this guide covers topics such as securing insurance, charging for your work and going full-time with your freelancing business.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Home-Based Business

This guide covers topics ranging from staying clear of scams and navigating local zoning rules to the tax benefits of running a home-based business.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Manufacturing Business

From choosing your manufacturing production process to financing your business, this guide outlines the unique aspects of starting and running a manufacturing business.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization

This guide will help you understand the unique aspects of starting and running a nonprofit organization, from navigating state and federal regulatory issues to fundraising.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Woman-Owned Business

While many women own and run their own businesses, not all choose to seek the designation of a woman-owned business. This guide outlines special considerations for starting and running a woman-owned business, from networking and resources to the certification process.

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