by LLC Reviews™
The task of starting a business can feel more like a burden than an opportunity. You have to jump through a lot of hoops, which makes doing it yourself time-consuming. Many business formation services formed themselves for that reason. They’re here to help you file the documents you need and do all the heavy lifting for you.
The most well known of these services is LegalZoom. However, it’s more expensive and includes fewer features than the focus of this review: CorpNet. The company was founded in 1997 and has helped over 100,000 corporations and LLCs start their businesses since then. In this CorpNet review, we’ll cover everything you need to know before you decide whether to use them.
CorpNet PricingCorpNet has 3 price points: Basic ($79), Deluxe ($199) & Complete ($249)
With prices starting at $79, CorpNet is on par with the other business formation service out there.
For their more extensive packages, “Deluxe” and “Complete”, they charge $199 and $249, respectively. The claim their Complete ($249) Package is the Best Value and we absolutely agree. CorpNet's Complete Package includes all of the core services (read more below in the "Compare Apples to Apples" section).
If you’re on a strict budget there are cheaper options, such as IncFile.
Keep in mind that each state charges a minimum required filing fee. CorpNet has no say in this fee and cannot refund it. Your state may offer expedited filing for an additional fee.
Compare Apples to Apples
Let's analyze the real costs of the core services everyone wants. The "core" services most requested by LLC formation customers are: (1) preparation and filing of LLC paperwork with the state; (2) within two business days; (3) with a custom/personalized operating agreement; and (4) an EIN.
CorpNet's Basic ($79) Package includes only 1 out of the 4 core services (filing the paperwork with the state). You'll have to pay an additional $49 to get the paperwork filed within 24 hours; and $69 for each of the EIN and Customized Operating Agreement for a grand total of $266 for all 4 core services.
Their Deluxe ($199) Package includes 3 out of the 4 core services. You can add the Company Agreement for an additional $69, but the total would be $268 ($2 more than if we started from the Basic Package.
CorpNet's Complete ($249) package includes all 4 core services and at $249 is the cheapest way to get all 4 core services.
CorpNet's Registered Agent Services1st Year Free; $149/year thereafter
A registered agent comes free with even CorpNet’s most basic package. The Basic package comes with 60 days free registered agent service and the Deluxe and Complete come with a full year of free service. After the free service expires, you will be charged $149/year.
You may cancel the CorpNet Registered Agent Service at any time. If you wish to cancel, you must properly file, with the appropriate government agency, the documents required to remove CorpNet and/or its affiliates as the Registered Agent for your business entity. To properly “Cancel” the service with CorpNet, you must provide proof that you have effectively removed CorpNet and its affiliates as your agent for service of process. Upon providing such proof, and upon your written request, CorpNet will terminate all subscriptions for RA Service for the entities and jurisdictions you would like to cancel and will stop accepting service of process on your behalf. In addition, all alerts for your RA Service shall cease and we will no longer forward any service of process or other mail to your provided contact.
How Fast is CorpNet?
Speed is one of the top features CorpNet customers rave about.
The Deluxe and Complete packages come with 24 hour document preparation ($49 add-on for the Basic Package).
State filing offices and state backlogs primarily determine the amount of time it takes get the file-stamped paperwork back to the customer. CorpNet offers express processing for those of you that need the quickest turn around. With the express processing (typically $100 extra), CorpNet will process your paperwork SAME DAY (Mon.-Fri. before 4 pm PST) and instruct the state office to expedite your filing.
Ease of Use
Nearly all CorpNet reviews on the web give it a perfect score. On Trustpilot, one of the most trusted business review platforms, 95 percent of their 298 reviews are five-stars. According to their 2013 customer satisfaction survey, 99 out of 100 customers agreed that “Using Corpnet to start my business was a smart, time-saving decision.”
CorpNet also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with zero BBB complaints.
Like most of their competitors, CorpNet is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.
If you are not 100% satisfied with their service, they will refund 100% of the service fees, no questions asked.
This satisfaction guarantee is limited to CorpNet's service fees and does not include refunds for filing fees paid to any third party. Refunds must be requested within 60 days of the service purchase date.
No refunds will be issued for any reason if documentation was sent, but a signature was not returned within 60 days of the date they sent it. If there is a physical product received as part of the purchase, the product must be returned to them within 60 days of the original product ship date to qualify for a refund.
CorpNet has the best customer service and satisfaction guarantee out of any LLC formation service. If you value responsiveness and integrity in a company, choosing them is a no-brainer. Their well-balanced packages and top-rated support make it the safest solution for help starting a business.
Mr. Copp is a licensed attorney that specializes in forming LLCs. He has been licensed in Texas for 20 years and has personally formed over 3,000 LLCs since 2015. He was recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers® for seven straight years. Mr. Copp's knowledge of the formation process and related documents gives him the unique ability to compare, contrast, analyze, and review the services and documents provided by the top national LLC formation services. See Zac's full bio.