Registering a company is the process of creating a distinct or separate entity that is recognized by law. Accordingly, there are key steps to be aware of:

  • Choose a Business Structure: Decide on the type of business structure you want. Each structure has different legal and tax implications. For instance, you can decide from S Corp, Partnership or LLC.
  • Name Selection: Choose a unique name for your company, while ensuring it complies with local regulations and is available for registration.
  • Select a State of Incorporation: Choose the state where you want to incorporate your business, such as, Florida or Delaware.
  • Articles of Incorporation: Preparing and filing articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State in the chosen state. That is, details about the company’s name, purpose, share structure, and registered office.
  • Appointing a Registered Agent: Appoint a registered agent who will receive legal documents on behalf of the company and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • For Corporations, Issue Stock Certificates: Define the structure of ownership by issuing stock certificates and determining the rights and responsibilities of shareholders.
  • Bylaws: Draft and adopt bylaws that outline the internal rules and procedures for the company’s management and decision-making processes.
  • Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN): Apply for an EIN from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax reporting purposes. This is necessary for hiring employees, opening a bank account, and filing taxes.
  • Initial Directors and Officers: Appoint initial directors and officers, specifying their roles and responsibilities within the company.
  • File Initial Reports and Annual Reports: Some states require initial and/or annual reports to maintain your company’s good standing.
  • Obtain Necessary Licenses and Permits: Identify and obtain any required business licenses or permits at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Bank Account: Open a business bank account to separate personal and business finances.
  • Compliance with Ongoing Requirements: Ensure ongoing compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including filing annual reports and meeting other regulatory obligations.

Here’s How Greenlight Financial Can Help You

If you are considering incorporating an existing company in the U.S. or launching a new business venture, Greenlight Financial will be your dedicated partner throughout the entire process. We understand that the decision to incorporate or start a new business is a cumbersome process. As a result, with our expertise and commitment, our team will guide you through each stage, ensuring a seamless and well-informed experience.

Greenlight Financial offers comprehensive support, streamlining the incorporation process, and providing expert insights tailored to your unique business needs. Your success is our priority, and we are here to facilitate every step of your journey in company incorporation or new business establishment.

Business Registration Form

How Greenlight Can Help You Register a Company

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    Guidance on business structure (LLC, S Corp, C Corp etc.)

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    Register your business

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    Obtain your Employer Identification Number (EIN)

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    Open Bank and Credit Accounts


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