Recommended Step Before Using Incfile or BizFilings
It’s important to name your LLC before going through the business formation process with a professional service. TRUiC’s Free LLC Name Generator will help you to do the following:
- Find the perfect name for your new LLC.
- Conduct a name search to make sure your desired LLC name is available.
- Help secure a domain name for your company.
BizFilings and Incfile will both help you accomplish what is needed in order to start your business, but they have a few more details in common:
1) User-friendly dashboards complete with access to documents as well as information and reminders about deadlines and state requirements. You won’t miss any important steps!
2) Both companies have an A+ rating from the BBB.
3) Information about various aspects of forming an LLC is readily available on both companies’ websites, even if you aren’t a customer yet!
What Sets Them Apart
While these two companies have many similarities, they have some differences that can help inform your decision as well.
Here are a few of them:
BizFilings has a base price of $99 compared to $0 (+ state fees) at Incfile, which is a $99 difference starting out.
2) Registered Agent
Both companies feature a registered agent with their packages. However, BizFilings only offers theirs for 6 months, while Incfile’s offer includes a full year of this service.
3) Operating Agreement
BizFilings includes an operating agreement free of charge, while Incfile doesn’t include an operating agreement in their basic package.
Incfile Starts at $0
There are three Incfile packages that you can choose from: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Each package includes a registered agent, incorporation document libraries, order tracking, and more. There are some pretty major differences between the three options, which you can check out for yourself below:
Note: The Platinum tier also includes expedited processing, a $100 value.
As with most companies, IncFile’s turnaround times vary by state. Standard processing will run you anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks, but you can expedite it to a matter of days in most states.
BizFilings Starts at $99
There are three Bizfilings packages that you can choose from: Basic, Standard, and Complete.
One huge benefit of the Bizfilings packages is the inclusion of Bizcomply— their dashboard and document library. This feature is helpful in a lot of ways, including the organization and accessibility of your much-needed documents.
However, as you can see from the screenshots above, there aren’t many additional benefits beyond that for the basic package. Meaning there would likely be a number of additional expenses on top of the $99 initial fee, not including state fees.
So, we mentioned their A+ ratings with the BBB, then beyond that, there’s some differences between the way the two companies are represented by their customers via online reviews.
It’s honestly a bit tough to find any reviews of BizFilings, whether positive or negative. While it’s a good sign that no one’s going around trashing them, it’s a bit strange there’s not much in the way of positive testimonials either. We did manage to dig up a couple though:
“BizFilings is a lot like a great silent partner. They do it right the first time and make you feel at ease.” - Simon Cardwell
“The best thing about BizFilings is customer service. There was never a time I didn’t feel well taken care of.” - Michael Thomas
As for Incfile, the easiest way to say it is that customers love them! Incfile has 1,560+ reviews on ShopperApproved, with a very high average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Those ratings include nearly 1,300 five-star reviews, and a single lonely one-star review.
Here’s a sampling of what their customers are saying:
“Very happy with IncFile.com. They always remind me when things are due, and they take care of everything.” - David B.
“Incfile has been quick and easy from the first time I logged into the website.” - Cassaundra D.
If you place a high degree of importance on customer reviews, you might have just seen the scales tip in Incfile’s favor. It’s not like there’s anything wrong with BizFilings, it’s just that Incfile has an awful lot of customer testimonials backing up their claims.
Who Should You Choose?
When it comes down to it, Incfile is a far better deal for what you’re getting. Their base rate is $99 cheaper than BizFilings with more perks than their competitor.
However, BizFilings has served over 300,000 customers, and they would also get you the information and assistance you need to start your new business!