ZenBusiness vs. CorpNet key differences

ZenBusiness and CorpNet are both popular and reputable LLC formation services. Either can easily form your compliant LLC, and both have reasonable rates, especially compared to hiring a lawyer. However, each has its advantages.

We offer LLC formations starting at $0 (+ state fee), while CorpNet charges at least $108. Furthermore, we receive strong customer feedback with 12,000+ positive reviews, whereas CorpNet has a much smaller collection of feedback.

Would you like to get some more info before making your decision? Read on to find out everything you need to know about these two LLC formation service providers.

6 Things They Have in Common

  1. Affordable: With either ZenBusiness or CorpNet, you’ll save a significant amount of money on your LLC formation compared to hiring a business attorney.
  2. Valuable Features: Both of these companies have feature-rich LLC formation service packages.
  3. Efficiency: These companies both work quickly and can get your formation processed with the state in a matter of weeks or even days.
  4. Experience: Both CorpNet and ZenBusiness have helped form thousands of businesses over the years, and both have plenty of expertise. You can definitely rest easy knowing that these companies will handle your business formation properly.
  5. Customer Support: These two services both have customer support networks that can answer your questions. Why go it alone when you can have a help desk to call?
  6. Informative: The CorpNet Learning Center is a helpful educational resource with info about business entity types, industry guides, and more. As for ZenBusiness, we have a blog where we share business tips and tricks. Both are good resources whether you’re a customer or not.

ZenBusiness vs. CorpNet Comparisons


ZenBusiness: We offer LLC service for free (just pay your state’s fee). If you’re looking for some advanced features, our $199 Pro package adds ongoing compliance assistance, an operating agreement template, an employer identification number (EIN), and faster processing. You also might like our $299 Premium plan, as it adds a business website builder, a domain name, a business email address, and 25+ business document templates.

CorpNet: CorpNet charges $29 for shipping and handling of every order, so we added that fee to the price of each package to make their service easier to compare with their competitors. Their baseline LLC formation package costs $108 (+ state fee). Their $228 Deluxe and $278 Complete packages include a full year of registered agent service (normally $149 per year) but are rather expensive compared to some other services.


ZenBusiness: We were founded in 2017 in Austin, Texas. Since then, we’ve served 500,000+ customers. We’re a public benefit corporation that provides $5,000 grants to help our customers kickstart their businesses.

CorpNet: CorpNet’s ownership group got its start in 1997, with more than 100,000 businesses served since then.

Customer Support

ZenBusiness: ZenBusiness provides access to our customer service team by phone, email, or web chat. We have expanded availability that even includes Sundays — very few competitors have any weekend availability. 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.

CorpNet: CorpNet offers phone, email, and chat support. Unlike some competitors, they also offer bilingual support, which is a nice feature for Spanish-speaking customers. We tested all three support options and received prompt responses, with accurate answers that were expanded upon to an impressive degree.

Customer Reviews

ZenBusiness: ZenBusiness excels when it comes to customer feedback, as we have more than 12,000 reviews available online, and nearly all of them are positive. Our clients are clearly satisfied with our services, and they frequently praise our efficiency, along with the general ease of use provided by our platform.

CorpNet: CorpNet has similarly high ratings but with a smaller volume of feedback. Still, we were able to find around 700 mostly positive reviews of their services.

Ease of Use

ZenBusiness: It’s important to us to make the LLC formation process as simple as possible. All you have to do is choose your LLC package from our three options, provide us with some information about yourself and your business, select which add-on services you’d like, and pay for the order. It doesn’t get much easier than this.

CorpNet: Your total price adds up at the bottom of the package selection page as you choose your package and add-on features, and it includes your state fee so that you know exactly how much your formation will cost before you start entering your information. Once you’ve made your choices, you’ll fill out their order form, which is where you give them your contact info, along with any relevant business information that they’ll need to form your company.

Turnaround Times

ZenBusiness: With ZenBusiness, all formation speeds vary based on state capabilities. Also, if you’re in a hurry, you can choose one of our premium packages to speed things up a bit. When compared to other formation services, we are usually either just as fast or slightly faster. To find out your turnaround time, simply plug in your state and immediately see your estimated processing speed.

CorpNet: CorpNet lists turnaround times for both standard and expedited service on the package selection screen. Depending on your state, this could be as quick as a couple of business days, or it could take as long as several weeks. Their Deluxe and Complete packages both include 24-hour document preparation, which means CorpNet will prepare and submit your formation paperwork within 24 hours of you placing your order.

Which is the right service for you?

ZenBusiness and CorpNet are two popular online LLC formation services, and both can efficiently and effectively register an LLC. If you’re still undecided between these companies, let’s look at a couple of scenarios that might help you determine which one to choose.

➦ Choose CorpNet if:

Is longevity important to you? CorpNet’s ownership group got started in 1997. If this makes a difference for you, CorpNet could be worth a look.

🎉 Choose ZenBusiness if:

If you’d like to form your LLC with ZenBusiness, we’re here to help. We offer LLC formations starting at $0 (+ state fees), and we have 12,000+ positive customer reviews available online. Form your LLC quickly and get more tools to start your dream business.

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More InfoWe do everything needed to file your application with the state and make your business official. Standard LLC Filing
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More InfoKeeps you compliant with all state-required annual report and amendment filings to maintain LLC protections and avoid fines. Worry-Free Compliance
More InfoThis essential document is like the constitution for your business. Operating Agreement
More InfoOur fastest service puts you to the front of our line of filings. Our Fastest Filing Speed
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Frequently Asked Questions About ZenBusiness and CorpNet

  • Our biggest advantages start with our offering of a $0 (+ state fee) LLC formation service. We also receive outstanding customer feedback, with 12,000+ positive customer reviews available online and very few negative ones. CorpNet’s main advantage is its longevity, as its ownership group started forming LLCs in the 1990s.

  • Both ZenBusiness and CorpNet provide ongoing assistance to help your business remain in good standing with your state. With us, registered agent service costs $199 per year, and we also have annual report service available for a rate of $100. CorpNet charges $99 for annual reports, and it has a $149 annual rate for registered agent service.

  • CorpNet and ZenBusiness have fantastic refund policies that are among the most reasonable in the business. Both offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee that gives you 60 days to analyze your purchase and decide if you’re satisfied. If you’re not, all you have to do is ask for a refund, and you will receive it. These companies don’t even charge any processing fees!

  • In some states, you need to publish your company’s formation in a regional newspaper. For example, Arizona and Nebraska require publication for LLCs and corporations, New York requires it for LLCs only, and Pennsylvania and Georgia have this requirement for corporations only.

    If you’re forming a business in one of these five states, you’ll be happy to hear that both CorpNet and ZenBusiness offer to handle your entire publication requirement on your behalf. Considering that many companies in this industry provide no assistance whatsoever with publication, this is a nice bonus for ZenBusiness and CorpNet.

    If you need help with NY publication requirements, check out our New York publication service for more information.

  • You can use the DIY route, and many entrepreneurs do form their own LLCs every day. However, we appreciate the peace of mind we receive from using a reputable formation service. In addition, each state has its own rules and regulations for LLC formations, so there can often be more legwork than people might expect.

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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