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  • How do I conduct a name search? | MyCorporation®
    visit your state s website search around the Secretary of State portion and find out what you need to do Sometimes it is as simple as running a search other times you have to fill out a form or call in If you don t want to be bothered with that or are worried about messing something up MyCorporation will do it for free if you simply fill out a form with your contact information so we know how to get in touch with you So joy of joys your first choice is free Or if you are less lucky your second or third option is If you are not ready to form your business just yet you can actually reserve a business name for a small fee Again you can do it yourself or you can use another party to do it for you The fees vary as do the reservation periods but it is a good option if you have your heart set on a name If you want to collect money or do business under this name you will also have to file a fictitious name or a DBA This will allow you to open business accounts file for a phone number and begin advertising You or someone you hire should register a fictitious name as soon as possible However keep in mind that this does not mean that you have exclusive rights to this name If you want to make sure no one else can use your business name you will have to file for a trademark You should also be sure to register a domain using your business s name so you can establish a clear web presence early on Even if you do everything right sometimes things do go wrong After all you are dealing with the government and when has that ever been easy Just keep in mind that until you get something for the state with your name stamped on it everything is still in the air So don t rush those business cards to the printers just yet But if you follow the proper steps and with a little luck your first choice will be available and registered before you know it and your rose can still be called a rose MyCorporation makes it easy to conduct a business name availability check for FREE Was this article helpful Get More Information Why Incorporate Incorporate In Another State When Should I Incorporate What is Involved In Forming A NPC Maintain A Business More Business Services Foreign Qualification Dissolution Withdrawal Reinstatement Amendments Entity Choice LLC vs corporation Choose the right entity Taxes corporation or LLC Business Formation Why incorporate Incorporate in another state When should I incorporate Where should I incorporate Maintaining a business Canada incorporation differences Corporation v LLC taxes What 501 c is right for you Meetings and minutes requirements Is a corporate seal required What is a benefit corporation Delaware or Nevada What Comes Next Entrepreneur Checklist Registered Agent What

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  • How to Maintain a Business | MyCorporation®
    trademark is a word phrase symbol or design or a combination thereof that distinguishes the source of your goods from those of others A Service Mark is similar to a trademark However it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product Generally the terms trademark and mark are used to refer to both trademarks and service marks We offer three Trademark services Comprehensive Trademark Search Is your business name already in use by someone else Trademark Application Protect your brand entity when you register your trademark Trademark Watch Are other people using your trademark Copyright Application MyCorporation offers copyright application and registration services Copyright is a protection that covers published and unpublished literary scientific and artistic works whatever the form of expression provided such works are fixed in a tangible or material form Copyright laws grant the creator of the work the exclusive right to reproduce prepare derivative works distribute perform and display the work publicly Find out more Employer Identification Number EIN MyCorporation obtains EINs for businesses nationwide An EIN is a federal identification number used by the IRS to identify a business entity It is also known as a Federal Tax ID number Legally you are required to identify your business with one of two numbers either your social security number or an EIN Generally you need an EIN when your business Is new Hires or will hire employees Is an LLC or Corporation Opens a bank account Changes type of organization If you are a sole proprietor your social security number can be used on all of your government forms and other official documents but most small business advisors recommend that you apply for an EIN and use that number instead Furthermore banks may require an EIN in order to open a business bank account S Corp Elections MyCorporation can help you elect S corporation status Electing S corp status means that income generated by your business is passed through to your shareholders for computing tax liability Most businesses start out as a general C Corporation and are required to pay income tax on taxable income generated by the corporation However as soon as a corporation has been formed it may elect S Corporation status Then the shareholders are taxed like a partnership or sole proprietorship and not the corporation A large majority of our small business customers meet the following S Corporation requirements First be filed as a U S corporation Maintain only one class of stock Maintain a maximum of 100 shareholders Be comprised solely of shareholders who are individuals estates or certain qualified trusts who consent in writing to the S corporation election All shareholders must be US citizens or resident aliens Fiscal year must end December 31st Failure to observe any of the above requirements could revoke your S Corporation status Was this article helpful Get More Information Foreign Qualification Dissolution Withdrawal Reinstatement Amendments More Business Services MyCorpVault Document Storage Annual Report 501C3 Tax Exemption StarterCRM Corporate Minute Writer

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  • Business Name Reservation - Secure your business name before you incorporate | MyCorporation®
    Answer a few basic questions We prepare the documents You receive your completed filings Business Name Availability Fill out the form below and we will check to determine if your desired name is available for registration for free LLC INC Choose Your State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District Of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming American Samoa Guam Northern Mariana Islands Puerto Rico United States Minor Outlying Islands Virgin Islands Armed Forces Americas Armed Forces Pacific Armed Forces Others You must check the box below Error If you re not ready to form a business it may still be wise to reserve a corporate or LLC name We understand that the name of your future business is extremely important and you may want to reserve it now to protect your right to use it in the future MyCorporation can handle this easily and affordably with Name Reservations Once we ve conducted a Name Availability Check we can reserve your company name for future use Reserve Your Business Name Today For Only 49 View Frequently Asked Questions Is a name availability check required before forming a corporation or LLC A name availability check is NOT required before forming your corporation or Limited Liability Company LLC However it may be wise to reserve a corporate or LLC name if you are not yet ready to form the entity at this time or have some reason for delaying its formation What if my name is not available Sometimes your business name may be already be in use by another company In such instances you may consider selecting a new corporate or LLC name that does not conflict with an existing business name in the jurisdiction where you are incorporating What if I want to change the name of my company The only way to change the legal name of a state level entity such as a corporation or LLC is to file an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation Organization What our Customers are Saying Glad I found this company Made starting my own business a breeze Great customer service as well which I value highly They re always there to answer my questions Sean I was amazed at how easy MyCorporation made it to create an LLC They turned the entire process around in a matter of days and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to start a new LLC Clearance Business Formation Services Corporation S Corp C Corp LLC Limited Liability Company Canada Corporations Non Profit or Professional Corp DBA Fictitious Business Name Learn More LLC vs Corporation Choose the Right Entity Delaware or Nevada Adopt a DBA Separate Owner and Entity Free Guide to Incorporating Download our

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  • Glossary of Business Formation Terms | MyCorporation®
    is used to identify a business entity instead of a person Entity An individual partnership corporation and so on permitted by law to own property and engage in business Foreign Qualification A process by which an existing corporation or LLC registers to do business in a new state For example a corporation originally formed in California that wants to have a presence in Nevada needs to foreign qualify with Nevada Incorporate To obtain an official charter or articles of incorporation from the state for an organization Some options include for profit corporations a professional business such as a law office or medical office or a non profit entity which operates for charity Initial Report An Initial Report contains general information about the business and its owners managers In some states this required report is due shortly after a corporation or LLC is formed Limited Liability The maximum amount a person participating in a business can lose or be charged in case of claims against the company or its bankruptcy A stockholder in a corporation can only lose his her investment Limited Liability Company LLC A limited liability company LLC is formed by members who also run the company unless Managers are hired to run it The LLC can choose to be taxed as a regular corporation or as a pass through entity i e members can claim profits losses on their personal tax returns Profits losses can be split among members any way they choose LLC rules vary by state MaintainMyBiz MyCorporation s easiest corporate maintenance package for corporations and LLCs Member An owner of a limited liability company Membership Certificates Membership certificates are issued to members of a limited liability company like shares of stock in a corporation to validate ownership or membership in a limited liability company LLC MyIncGuard Monthly reminders for tax deadlines corporate management tips and more Name Availability Check A process by which someone contacts the Secretary of State to check the availability of a business name ensuring the name is not already registered Nonprofit Corporation Organization in which no stockholder or trustee shares in profits or losses usually exists to accomplish some charitable humanitarian or educational purpose Some examples are hospitals colleges and universities and foundations Officer The managers of a corporation such as the President CFO and Secretary The officers are appointed by the board of directors Operating Agreement An Operating Agreement is an agreement among LLC members about its business and the rights and duties of its members Partnership A partnership is a business operated by multiple people Partners share the profits losses and have control of and liability for business operations Taxes are paid by the partners on their personal tax returns in proportion to their share of ownership Professional Corporation A corporation formed for the purpose of engaging in one of the learned professions such as law medicine or architecture Most states allow professional persons to incorporate provided that all shareholders are members of the same profession Registered Agent A

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  • Sample Corporate Resolution Form - Resolution to Adopt a Fiscal Year | MyCorporation®
    certifies that he she is the duly elected and qualified Secretary and the custodian of the books and records and seal of a corporation duly formed pursuant to the laws of the state of and that the foregoing is a true record of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the and that said meeting was held in accordance with state law and the Bylaws of the above named Corporation on and that said resolution is now in full force and effect without modification or rescission IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have executed my name as Secretary and have hereunto affixed the corporate seal of the above named Corporation this of Secretary Business Formation Services Corporation S Corp C Corp LLC Limited Liability Company Canada Corporations Non Profit or Professional Corp DBA Fictitious Business Name Learn More LLC vs Corporation Choose the Right Entity Delaware or Nevada Adopt a DBA Separate Owner and Entity Fill in then Print Download as many corporate resolution samples as you need and to use them as you d like except for re sale or internet display Adopt a Fiscal Year Acquire Assets of a Business Acquire Shares of Stock Adopt a Trade Name Approve a Reorganization Plan under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Appoint a Purchasing Agent Assign a Lease Authorize Borrowing on a Line of Credit Authorize a Specific Contract Authorize a Franchise Agreement Authorize a Sale Leaseback Transaction Blanket Authority to Sell Assets Borrow Against Accounts Receivable Borrow Capital Borrow from a Designated Bank Borrow Against Inventory and Equipment Commence Litigation Convert Excess Depreciation into Surplus Defend in a Legal Suit Exercise Option to Extend a Lease View All Documents Are you looking to start a new business Learn More Contact About Us FAQ Affiliate Program Legal Privacy Support Press Partners

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  • Sample Corporate Resolution Form - Resolution to Acquire Assets of Business | MyCorporation®
    States My Order Affiliates MyCorp Vault Blog Live Chat Corporate Resolutions Resolution to Acquire Assets of Business WHEREAS it is considered advisable for the Corporation to purchase and acquire all or substantially all of the business assets of as a going business concern be it RESOLVED that the Corporation execute an agreement to purchase the business assets of all in accordance with a purchase agreement annexed hereto and be it RESOLVED FURTHER that the President of the Corporation be authorized to execute such further documents and undertake such other acts as are reasonably required to carry out and consummate said transaction to purchase assets RESOLVED that the Board of Directors be and is authorized and empowered to take all actions necessary to sell and dispose of the assets and properties of the Corporation all upon such price and terms as the Board in its discretion deems to be in the best interests of the Corporation The undersigned hereby certifies that he she is the duly elected and qualified Secretary and the custodian of the books and records and seal of a corporation duly formed pursuant to the laws of the state of and that the foregoing is a true record of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the and that said meeting was held in accordance with state law and the Bylaws of the above named Corporation on and that said resolution is now in full force and effect without modification or rescission IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have executed my name as Secretary and have hereunto affixed the corporate seal of the above named Corporation this of Secretary Business Formation Services Corporation S Corp C Corp LLC Limited Liability Company Canada Corporations Non Profit or Professional Corp DBA Fictitious Business Name Learn More LLC vs Corporation Choose the Right Entity Delaware or Nevada Adopt a DBA Separate Owner and Entity Fill in then Print Download as many corporate resolution samples as you need and to use them as you d like except for re sale or internet display Adopt a Fiscal Year Acquire Assets of a Business Acquire Shares of Stock Adopt a Trade Name Approve a Reorganization Plan under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Appoint a Purchasing Agent Assign a Lease Authorize Borrowing on a Line of Credit Authorize a Specific Contract Authorize a Franchise Agreement Authorize a Sale Leaseback Transaction Blanket Authority to Sell Assets Borrow Against Accounts Receivable Borrow Capital Borrow from a Designated Bank Borrow Against Inventory and Equipment Commence Litigation Convert Excess Depreciation into Surplus Defend in a Legal Suit Exercise Option to Extend a Lease View All Documents Are you looking to start a new business Learn More Contact About Us FAQ Affiliate Program Legal Privacy Support Press Partners Free Consultation Start a Business Corporation LLC Canada Corporations Non Profit Corp DBA Browse By State EIN Federal Tax ID Business License Registered Agent Minutes and Bylaws Corporate Kit Business Plan Builder Maintain a Business Annual Report Foreign Qualification Dissolution Withdrawal Reinstatement

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  • Sample Corporate Resolution Form - Resolution to Acquire Shares of Stock | MyCorporation®
    particularly set forth in a stock purchase agreement as annexed hereto and be it RESOLVED FURTHER that the President and or Treasurer of the Corporation undertake all actions necessary to carry out said resolution The undersigned hereby certifies that he she is the duly elected and qualified Secretary and the custodian of the books and records and seal of a corporation duly formed pursuant to the laws of the state of and that the foregoing is a true record of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the and that said meeting was held in accordance with state law and the Bylaws of the above named Corporation on and that said resolution is now in full force and effect without modification or rescission IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have executed my name as Secretary and have hereunto affixed the corporate seal of the above named Corporation this of Secretary Business Formation Services Corporation S Corp C Corp LLC Limited Liability Company Canada Corporations Non Profit or Professional Corp DBA Fictitious Business Name Learn More LLC vs Corporation Choose the Right Entity Delaware or Nevada Adopt a DBA Separate Owner and Entity Fill in then Print Download as many corporate resolution samples as you need and to use them as you d like except for re sale or internet display Adopt a Fiscal Year Acquire Assets of a Business Acquire Shares of Stock Adopt a Trade Name Approve a Reorganization Plan under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Appoint a Purchasing Agent Assign a Lease Authorize Borrowing on a Line of Credit Authorize a Specific Contract Authorize a Franchise Agreement Authorize a Sale Leaseback Transaction Blanket Authority to Sell Assets Borrow Against Accounts Receivable Borrow Capital Borrow from a Designated Bank Borrow Against Inventory and Equipment Commence Litigation Convert Excess Depreciation

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  • Sample Corporate Resolution Form - Resolution to Adopt a Trade Name | MyCorporation®
    Corporation record adoption and use of said fictitious name with the appropriate entity responsible for maintaining public records The undersigned hereby certifies that he she is the duly elected and qualified Secretary and the custodian of the books and records and seal of a corporation duly formed pursuant to the laws of the state of and that the foregoing is a true record of a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the and that said meeting was held in accordance with state law and the Bylaws of the above named Corporation on and that said resolution is now in full force and effect without modification or rescission IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have executed my name as Secretary and have hereunto affixed the corporate seal of the above named Corporation this of Secretary Business Formation Services Corporation S Corp C Corp LLC Limited Liability Company Canada Corporations Non Profit or Professional Corp DBA Fictitious Business Name Learn More LLC vs Corporation Choose the Right Entity Delaware or Nevada Adopt a DBA Separate Owner and Entity Fill in then Print Download as many corporate resolution samples as you need and to use them as you d like except for re sale or internet display Adopt a Fiscal Year Acquire Assets of a Business Acquire Shares of Stock Adopt a Trade Name Approve a Reorganization Plan under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Appoint a Purchasing Agent Assign a Lease Authorize Borrowing on a Line of Credit Authorize a Specific Contract Authorize a Franchise Agreement Authorize a Sale Leaseback Transaction Blanket Authority to Sell Assets Borrow Against Accounts Receivable Borrow Capital Borrow from a Designated Bank Borrow Against Inventory and Equipment Commence Litigation Convert Excess Depreciation into Surplus Defend in a Legal Suit Exercise Option to Extend a Lease View All Documents

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