Launch your company in the USA

We help you incorporate your business in the USA. Learn more about our joint program with our partner Lazo.
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What you get when you incorporate in the USA with us:

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Initial Consultation with Legal & Tax Experts
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Delaware Incorporation with Filing Fees Included
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Certificate of Incorporation
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Standard Operating Agreement/Bylaws
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US IRS EIN
Application
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Name Check & Clearance
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12 Months of Registered Agent Services
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Guidance for Opening a US Bank Account
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Dedicated Account Manager

How does it work?

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Subscribe to the Slidebean + Lazo Incorporation bundle
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Kick-off call with Slidebean CEO, Caya
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Begin incorporation process via Lazo app
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Finish off incorporation once all docs are submitted
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Enjoy all the benefits of the Slidebean Hub

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Slidebean Incorporation gives you full access to the Slidebean ecosystem, including our pitch deck software, investor CRM, and office hours with the Slidebean team.

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Create, edit, share & track the progress of your decks

Financial Model Templates

Build a financial model that helps you project your path to success.

Investor CRM

Find & track all your prospective investor conversations.

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Incorporating a startup in the US: why do startups need incorporation

What is incorporation?

Incorporation is the legal process of creating a separate business entity, distinct from its owners. By incorporating, a business gains legal recognition, separate from its founders or owners. This legal structure provides liability protection, meaning that the personal assets of the owners are generally shielded from business debts and legal obligations. Common forms of incorporation in the USA include Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and corporations.

Why should I incorporate my business in the USA?

Incorporating a business offers several advantages, such as limited liability protection, which protects personal assets from business debts or legal actions. Other benefits include increased credibility, access to funding, tax advantages, and opportunities for business expansion and growth.

Which state should I incorporate in?

The choice of state for incorporation depends on various factors. Delaware is a popular choice due to its business-friendly legal system and established case law, making it attractive to businesses seeking a high degree of predictability. Other states may be more suitable based on your specific business goals, such as Nevada for tax advantages or your home state for simplicity.

What is the process for incorporating my business in the USA?

The incorporation process typically involves selecting a business structure (e.g., LLC or corporation), choosing a business name, filing the necessary legal documents (e.g., Articles of Incorporation or Organization), obtaining the required permits and licenses, and adhering to state-specific regulations. The process may vary depending on the chosen state.

What types of business entities can I choose from for incorporation?

Business owners can select from various entity types, including:
Limited Liability Company (LLC): Offers flexibility, simplicity, and limited liability.
Corporation (S-Corp or C-Corp): Provides strong liability protection, the ability to issue shares, and more complex governance structures.
Partnerships: Suitable for multiple owners who want to share profits and losses.

What are the filing fees for incorporation?

Filing fees for incorporation vary by state and entity type. They typically range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Additionally, there may be annual fees or franchise taxes to maintain the business's good standing.

What is the difference between an EIN and a Social Security Number (SSN)?

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the IRS to identify a business entity for tax purposes. It is used for reporting business income and taxes. A Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to individuals for personal identification, such as for filing personal taxes or obtaining credit.

How long does the incorporation process take?

The timeline for incorporation varies by state and can take several weeks to a few months. It depends on factors such as state processing times, document preparation, and obtaining necessary approvals.

What are the ongoing compliance requirements for incorporated businesses?

Incorporated businesses are required to fulfill ongoing compliance obligations, which typically include filing annual reports, paying taxes, maintaining accurate financial records, adhering to state-specific regulations, and holding regular meetings as required by the chosen business structure (e.g., annual meetings for corporations).

Do I need a registered agent, and what is their role?

Most states require businesses to have a registered agent. A registered agent serves as the official point of contact for the business to receive legal documents, such as service of process and tax notices. Their role is crucial in ensuring that the business remains in good standing with the state and complies with legal requirements.
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