ZenBusiness and MyCorporation 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 MyCorporation charges at least $133. Furthermore, we have 12,000+ positive customer reviews available online, while MyCorporation has about 400 with lower average scores.
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.
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.
MyCorporation: Their prices look better on the surface than they really are because they charge an additional $34 for shipping and handling, a fee we’ve added to their package prices to make them easier to compare. While their $133 Basic package is expensive for such a barebones formation package, their $158 Standard package adds a year of annual report service, which is a valuable feature. They only include registered agent service with their $258 Deluxe and $358 Premium packages, and after that, their registered agent service costs $120 per year.
ZenBusiness: We were founded in 2015 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.
MyCorporation: They’ve served more than 1 million businesses since opening in 1998.
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.
MyCorporation: MyCorporation offers customer service via phone and email. We submitted a question by email and received a response by mid-afternoon the next day. Our question was answered but not greatly expanded on. We also called, and our response was slightly more detailed. We didn’t wait on hold for long, and it was easy to navigate through to a customer service representative. Its support reps are available from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on weekdays.
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.
MyCorporation: MyCorporation isn’t very clear regarding turnaround times for forming an LLC. Depending on your state it could take a few days, or it could take several weeks. They invite you to pay an extra $100 plus the state’s fees to expedite processing “up to 85%” compared to standard filing, but they provide no specific timeframes beyond that.
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.
MyCorporation: Of the 400 reviews we found for MyCorporation, the majority are high ratings, although their overall average score falls a bit short of some competitors.
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.
MyCorporation: The application was easy to fill out, and we made it from the first page of the order form to the last screen within about ten minutes. You select your add-on options from the package selection screen before entering the application, but there is another series of upsells and third-party partnership offers right before you pay. The additional services at this stage of the application are offered based on choices you made earlier, and your price adds up on the screen as you go, including state-specific fees.
With either of these companies, you can access many of the same business services, like registered agent service, employer identification number (EIN) acquisition, annual reports, and more. However, there are also some services that are only offered by one company or the other.
For example, we provide assistance with publication services in states that require it (like New York), which MyCorporation doesn’t. On the other hand, MyCorporation offers some branding services that we don’t provide to our customers, like promotional products, apparel, retail packaging, and logo design.
Identify the LLC package and services that fit your needs and then get started.
ZenBusiness and MyCorporation 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.
Is experience your top priority? MyCorporation has been around longer and formed more businesses than we have, so they could be worth a look if this matters to you.
If you’d like to form your LLC with ZenBusiness, we’re here to help. We offer LLC formations starting at $0 (+ state fee), 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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Starts at $0 + state fees and only takes 5-10 minutes
It’s hard to not be a fan of our Starter plan because it’s $0 as long as you pay your state’s required fee. If you’re looking for some more advanced features, our Pro package ($199 + state fee) adds ongoing compliance assistance, EIN acquisition, an operating agreement template, and faster filing. Meanwhile, our Premium package ($299 + state fee) adds a business website builder, a business email address, a domain name, and 25+ business document templates to the Pro package.
While some competitors won’t handle state-specific compliance requirements on your behalf, we offer a truly comprehensive LLC formation service. If you’re forming a business in a state that requires publication service to form a compliant LLC, ZenBusiness offers to take care of it for you. Check out our New York publication service offering. For what it’s worth, MyCorporation offers no assistance with publication requirements.
Our refund policy is one of the most reasonable in the industry. While many competitors have vague refund policies or even refuse refunds outright, we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee with no fees. Meanwhile, MyCorporation provides refunds at any time within 60 days of your initial purchase date. However, there may be a $25 processing fee involved, so check with them to make sure before making your request.
You can, 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.
We have a significant advantage over most other companies in this industry. That, of course, is our offering of a fully featured business formation service package for $0 (state fee not included). As for MyCorporation, they have a couple of advantages as well, with the biggest one being their experience, as they’ve been around since the 1990s and formed more than 1 million businesses.
You can get assistance with ongoing compliance issues from either of these companies. We charge $199 as an annual fee for registered agent service in any state, and we also provide annual report service for $100. MyCorporation offers annual report service for $99 per year and registered agent service for an annual fee of $120.
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