Incorporating a business can be challenging, but there are several online legal services sites that specialize specifically in helping new entrepreneurs with the details of setting up a business. The best of those sites are BizFilings and CorpNet. So which one is best for you? Here's a quick breakdown of which is best at what they do:
Pricing: CorpNet has BizFilings beat on this front. Their basic plans for LLCs and C-Corps are $49, and the basic plan for an S-Corp is $79. BizFilings' pricing, while consistent, is $97 for the basic plan for all of the above. If that wasn't enough, CorpNet also offers more perks with their basic plan than BizFilings, including a 100% money back guarantee and a free tax consultation.
Selection: While most people incorporating a business will choose one of the standard choices that CorpNet offers (LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, Non-profit or Professional Corporation), BizFilings does offer additional business options that CorpNet doesn't, including a Limited Partnership, a Limited Liability Partnership, a Profesional Limited Liability Corporation (PLLC) and a Sole Proprietorship.
Usability: BizFilings' interface is well organized and consistent, to make the user experience as easy as possible. The drop-down menus make it easy for users to find what they are looking for, and the consistency and simplicity of the forms make filling out the paperwork a breeze. While CorpNet's site is definitely clean and user-friendly, it's not as well organized or easy to use as BizFilings.
Customer Service: CorpNet has BizFilings beat hands down on this one. CorpNet has the best customer service that we've ever encountered in all our product testing for NextAdvisor. There is no recorded message; you are instantly connected to a person who not only does everything they can to help you, but also follows up with an email containing all the information they gave you during the call. While BizFilings has good, solid customer service offerings, there is no competing with CorpNet's above-and-beyond customer service.
As you can see, each site has its strengths. If you are looking for the cheapest price with excellent customer service, CorpNet is your best choice. If you are looking for more options with a great user-friendly interface, you should check out BizFilings. To read our full reviews or to check out other online legal services, check out our compare page here.
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