Many LLCs and corporations require at least one license or permit to operate in compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal laws — even if your state doesn’t require a general business license. It can be a hassle to figure out which ones you need.

That’s where business license services come in. Instead of doing the research yourself, you can hand over the process to an experienced business services provider. They’ll figure out which licenses your business needs to operate in compliance with all levels of government and provide you with the applications. All you need to do is fill them out and turn them in.

We’re one of the most popular business license services thanks to our positive customer reviews, reasonable pricing model, and fast turnaround times. That said, we’re only one of several reputable companies offering this service. Take a closer look at our services to see if we’re the right choice for you.

A Brief Overview of Business License Services

Some states require all businesses operating within their borders to acquire general business licenses. Even if your state doesn’t require a general license, it’s likely that you’ll need to obtain at least one license. After all, many industries require some sort of licensing, and your county or municipality may have licensing requirements of their own.

As you might imagine, hunting down all of the business licenses you need from federal, state, county, and municipal government entities can be a significant hassle. Thankfully, there are reputable business services (who also offer LLC formation services) offering affordable business license services. But are we the best option for your business licensing needs?

ZenBusiness Business License Service Review

We’re one of the most popular choices for business license research services for a handful of reasons. Let’s start by talking about the pros and cons of our service, then move into the details.


  • Strong pricing model
  • Outstanding customer feedback
  • Socially conscious company
  • Super-fast turnarounds for business license research


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The ZenBusiness Business License Research Service Package

You can get our business license research report on the federal, state, county, and local levels for just $99 total. We’ll seek out the license and permit applications for your entity type and industry, and then provide you with a summarized report.

Overall Pricing and Value

We’re not aware of any companies that can beat the $99 price point we offer for business license research service. If you still need to form your LLC or corporation, our free package (just pay your state’s fee) is also a great deal. Long story short, we pack our services with value, and our business license research service is no exception. Our great pricing model is part of why we’re such a popular alternative to Northwest Registered Agent.

Track Record

We were formed in 2017 in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to provide affordable business services by embracing technology and artificial intelligence. To date, we’ve formed more than 500,000 business entities.

We have an ambitious goal of 1 million more business formations within the next few years. We’re incredibly proud of the ZenBusiness customer feedback reputation, as we have more than 13,000 reviews available online while maintaining very high rating scores. In an industry with more than a handful of questionable track records, we stand out as a shining example of how to provide business services the right way.

Customer Support

You can access our customer support team via phone, email, or our web-based live chat application. We pride ourselves in continuously improving the quality and responsiveness of our customer support, and we believe we compare favorably to the vast majority of competitors in this area.

You can contact ZenBusiness customer support from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET on weekdays or Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. These extended hours of operation are uncommon amongst our competitors, as many of them offer more typical nine-to-five availability with no weekend hours.

Ease of Use

The entire point of using a business license research service is to save time and hassle compared to the do-it-yourself route, while also providing you with the peace of mind that you’re applying for the right permits and licenses. We fit the bill quite well, with a convenient summary report of everything you need.

It only takes a few minutes to fill out our order form, and we typically provide results in just 1–3 days. By contrast, some competitors like Incfile take up to four weeks to deliver your license report.

How does ZenBusiness work?

The process of ordering a business license research package from us is quite simple. Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to do once you click the “LOG IN TO ADD A LICENSE REPORT” button on our business license service page.

  • Provide basic information: After you log in to your account, you’ll need to fill in your personal name, email address, and phone number. You’ll then select your business type and enter your company’s official business name and formation state.
  • Enter business details: Next, you’ll provide us with a brief description of your company’s business activities. Then, we’ll give you an opportunity to review what you’ve entered so far and make any necessary edits.
  • Submit payment: The final step is reviewing the info you’ve entered and providing us with your credit card information. Then, all you need to do is click the “PLACE YOUR ORDER” button, and you’re good to go.

What are ZenBusiness customers saying?

We already have 500,000+ business formations under our belt. There are more than 13,000 reviews of our services on Trustpilot, and we still hold a strong 4.7 out of 5-star average score, even with such a high volume of reviews.

We read through many of these reviews and were pleased with how our customers clearly love the ease of use and affordability presented by ZenBusiness. Overall, we have a spectacular reputation, and it seems that our customers are almost all happy with the service they receive.

Our Final Thoughts

We’re such a popular option for business license research services because of our strong pricing model, fast turnaround times, and positive customer feedback. And if you still need to form your business entity, we’re an excellent choice thanks to our free (+ state fee) business formation package. If you want to check out the competition for business license research services, our complete guide to the best options has the information you seek.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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Written by Team ZenBusiness

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