Make It Official!

So you’ve done your research and developed your business plan, but you’re not officially  in business until your you choose a business structure and become incorporated! This process may seem intimidating, but its actually simple and straight-forward.  By incorporating your business with your Secretary of State- you position your brainchild to reap the protection and benefits of being legally established.

Find your Secretary of State Office and get started today!

Alabama
Alabama  Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103

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Alaska
State of Alaska – Division of Corporations, Business and Professional PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806  

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Benefits of Incorporation

Anonymity

If you  do not want your involvement in your new venture to be public knowledge,  incorporation is your best  bet. With a sole proprietorship, it is hard to conceal ownership.

Credibility

 Incorporating helps separate your personal identity from that of your business.  In addition a  corporation has only the money they put into the company to lose, and usually no more.

Tax Deductions

Incorporating usually provides tax-deductible benefits for you and your employees. Even if you are the only shareholder and employee of your business.

Asset Protection

 Incorporating helps separate your personal identity from that of your business.  In addition a  corporation has only the money they put into the company to lose, and usually no more.

Access to Capital

Capital can be more easily raised with a corporation through the sale of stock. With sole proprietorships and partnerships, investors are much harder to attract because of the personal liability.

Perpetual Existence

Your corporation can continue indefinitely, regardless of what happens to your l directors, officers, managers, or shareholders.

Arizona
A Z Corp. Commission
1300 West Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2929                                                               

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Arkansas
Arkansas Secretary of State
State Capitol, Suite 256
500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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California
California Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Colorado
Colorado Secretary of State
1700 Broadway, Ste 200
Denver, CO 80290

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Connecticut
Connecticut Secretary of State
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106

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Delaware
Delaware Secretary of State
PO Box 898
Dover, DE 19903

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Florida
FL Department of State Clifton Bldg -2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Georgia
Office of Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE Suite 313 West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334                       Website Business Forms

Hawaii
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
PO Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810

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Idaho
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080

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Illinois
Illinois Secretary of State
501 S. Second St., Ste 328 (or: Ste 351)
Springfield, IL 62756

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Indiana
Indiana Secretary of State
302 West Washington Street, Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Iowa
Office of the Secretary of State
First Floor, Lucas Building 321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

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Kansas
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, First Floor 120 S. W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

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Kentucky
Kentucky Secretary of State
700 Capitol Avenue Suite 152, State Capitol
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Louisiana
Louisiana Secretary of State
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

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Maine
Maine State Department
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

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Maryland
Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor / Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Massachusetts
MA Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place,  17th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

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Michigan
Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
PO Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909

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Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103

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Mississippi
MS Secretary of State
125 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201                      

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Missouri
MO Corporations Division
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0778

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Montana
Montana Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801

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Nebraska
Nebraska Secretary of State
PO Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509-4608

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Nevada
Nevada Secretary of State
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4786

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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Secretary of State
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4989            Website     Business Forms

New Jersey
New Jersey Division of Revenue
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08625

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New Mexico
New Mexico Corporations Division
325 Don Gaspar Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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New York
New York Department of State
99 Washington Ave. 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12231

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North Carolina
North Carolina Secretary of State
PO Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

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North Dakota
North Dakota Secretary of State
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500

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Ohio
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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Oklahoma
Oklahoma Secretary of State
421 NW 13th St, Suite 210/220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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Oregon                                             Office of the Secretary of State , Suite 151, 255 Capitol Street             NE Salem, OR 97310

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Pennsylvania
PA Secretary of State
Bureau of Corps & Charitable Orgs 401 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17120

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Rhode Island
RI Secretary of State
148 W. River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

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South Carolina
SC Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton St. Suite 525              Columbia, SC 29201

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South Dakota
SD Secretary of State Capitol Bldg  500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

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Tennessee
TN Department of State
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, 6th Flr,      Nashville, TN 37243-1102    

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Texas
Texas Secretary of State
PO Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711                

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Utah
Utah Dept. of Commerce
160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor Box 146705
Salt Lake City, UT 84114    

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Vermont
Vermont Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104 

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Virginia
VA  State Corp.Commission
1300 East Main Street –    PO Box 1197
Richmond, VA 23218

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Washington
WA Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S                          PO Box 40234                    Olympia, WA 98504-0234

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West Virginia
WV Secretary of State
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770

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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
PO Box 93348
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0348

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Wyoming
Wyoming Secretary of State
Business Division 2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 70
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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