Welcome to Startup Savant’s Incorporate.com (formerly The Company Corporation) review. While we haven’t used them directly yet, we’ve scoured through their services and tons of other customer reviews to put this together for you.
The goal here is to help ensure you choose the right provider and have a great experience incorporating your business, or in other words, making your dream an official and protected company.
Let’s begin with a couple interesting tid-bits:
Listen, as fellow entrepreneurs we get it, there’s no such thing as being able to please 100% of your customers. You could have the healthiest and most delicious chocolate ice cream in the universe but there would still be humans jumping online to tell the world they absolutely hate it!
No one stays in business for over 100 years without pissing some people off. Period. So that’s the biggest difference between them and their competitors (IncFile, LegalZoom, etc.) who have the luxury of coming around after the turn of the 21st Century.
Let’s take a quick look at their Features and Pricing Structure then we’ll give you our honest opinion on whether you should work with them.
In essence they handle the legal red tape of filing and registration so you don’t have to at a fraction of what traditional lawyers cost. Can you imagine how they’ve had to revamp their business model over time?
Being an entrepreneur today is, well, slightly removed from the harsher realities of the early 1900s. However, going the conventional route costs many times more than using Incorporate or any of their competitors.
Here’s some of their other features:
First, their prices are higher than other more popular options like IncFile who offers the same services in their Starter package for $50 less.
Secondly, based on the customer reviews we’ve went through they seem to be rather hit or miss. Some are excellent, while others are not so great. We’re talking the entire gambit from, “This company is amazing!” to “They’re like some sort of old school mafia out to get me!”
When we dug a little deeper it looks as though a big challenge the company is dealing with the more intense customer service people are used to these days. For customers, the only representatives of the company that they can talk to are the business specialists who draft and file the articles of formation.
Incorporate.com has three very straightforward packages with basic features and the option to add other services if you want. Here’s a closer look of these packages along with their prices and features. (Note: Aside from the price for each package, there is an additional state filing fee.)
Basic Features: Article Filing, Compliance Watch, $50,000 Corporate Veil Guarantee, Electronic, Delivery of Documents.
Additional features/services: Compliance Kit and company seal, Federal Employer Identification, Number (EIN), Business License Compliance Package, LLC , Operating Agreement, Online Guidebook: Foundation for Success, Business Coaching.
Basic Features: Article Filing, Compliance Watch, $50,000 Corporate Veil Guarantee, Electronic, Delivery of Documents, Compliance Kit and company seal, Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), Business License Compliance Package, LLC Operating Agreement.
Additional features/services: Online Guidebook: Foundation for Success, Business Coaching.
Complete Features: Article Filing, Compliance Watch, $50,000 Corporate Veil Guarantee, Electronic Delivery of Documents, Compliance Kit and company seal, Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), Business License Compliance Package, LLC Operating Agreement, Online Guidebook: Foundation for Success, Business Coaching.
It’s a tough call, but the bottom line is that based on customer reviews you need to tread lightly and we wouldn’t blame you for being hesitant. Truth is though they’re perfect for some entrepreneurs who swear by them. They’ve been in business a long time, much longer than their competitors and that fact says something, doesn’t it?
Note: If you have business partners that haven’t decided on the business structure of your company then you shouldn’t approach Incorporate.
If you’re looking for the most affordable incorporation service with the best value and 5-star reviews galore for a variety of reasons, we suggest looking into IncFile.
IncFile has a fast processing time as it prepares and sends your order to the state in one business day. You'll also get an entire year of a free Registered Agent services which is 6 months longer than what The Company Corporation offers. Last but not least you are able to track your status and everything is cheaper.IncFile for $49 Or Incorporate for $99