Pros & Cons of Business License Services


  1. Business licensing services save a ton of resources. You have to do far less research and there’s less chance of any mistakes, like sending an incorrect form to the wrong regulatory agency, or at the wrong time.
  2. They typically cost substantially less than working with a conventional business law firm or attorney, who can charge hundreds of dollars an hour but don’t offer ongoing support.
  3. These services have ways of keeping your licenses up to date and compliant over time as well, making your life easier as a business owner.
  4. You can get great filing instructions and free information guides that explain the process, what’s involved in obtaining licenses, and other relevant steps you’ll need to take to stay compliant.


  1. Using online business licensing services may not be right for you if you’re in a much more sensitive or highly-regulated industry like healthcare, education, agriculture, etc. In these cases, an official legal professional is ideal because of all the extra layers of compliance and the complexities involved.

Our Recommended Service

These companies all provide similar services with slight variations, so we understand it may be difficult to choose the right service for your business.

Overall, our recommended service is IncFile due to their ease of use and company track record. We have used their services and have been very pleased with the end result.