Starting a new business is exciting. But along with the excitement of forming your LLC or corporation, comes the need to comply with numerous legal requirements. Some of the requirements pertain to the initial setup of the business. But other compliance regulations continue as long as you are in business.
One of those ongoing requirements is to have a registered agent for your company in the state where you do business.
Learn more about registered agents, and then hear from real-life ZenBusiness customers on why they chose our service. We offer registered agent services in every state.
Real Customers Explain Our Value
The need to always be available at a designated address during business hours is one reason many business owners prefer using the ZenBusiness registered agent service instead of acting as the agent themselves.
One recent customer puts it this way:
“I love the fact that they are my registered agent…. They took the worry out of the whole situation. To me, this means peace of mind and I appreciate it.”
Here are some of the benefits ZenBusiness registered agent service offers you:
Benefits of using ZenBusiness as your registered agent
- Meets the legal requirement to have a physical presence in your state during normal working hours so your business stays in good standing.
- Lets you run your business without having to be stuck in the office all day. That’s important if you ever travel for business, go on vacation, or have a home-based business but perform services elsewhere.
“I am very satisfied with my decision in choosing ZenBusiness as my Registered Agent for my newest LLC,” one customer recently commented.
- Provides a way for your business to have a registered agent in states where you do business, but don’t have a physical location.
- Gives you peace of mind that you will be notified about legal notices from the state that you have to respond to in a timely fashion.
- Keeps you from losing those important documents by storing them in your online dashboard where you can always find, print, and download them.
- Avoids the embarrassment of receiving subpoenas, tax notices or similar legal documents at your place of business, where other people might take notice.
Those benefits simplify the process of starting a business and assure ZenBusiness customers that everything is done correctly. They’re also why our customers recommend ZenBusiness to others.
“The representatives I spoke with were friendly and helpful. I will be using ZenBusiness in the future and will most definitely recommend their service(s) to others.”
ZenBusiness registered agent acts as your go-between with the state agency that oversees corporations and LLCs. So, you can be confident that important documents will be received and discreetly forwarded to you. The affordable yearly fee lets you focus on running and growing your business without worry that you’ll miss or misplace important legal notices.
If you should get a subpoena or other official notice, the service scans the document, uploads it to your dashboard and sends you mail to notify you of the document. You get the notice in a timely fashion without the embarrassment of being served the document in front of your employees or customers.
Who needs a registered agent?
Businesses that operate as either an LLC or a corporation have to name a registered agent in all states except New York. In New York, the Secretary of State becomes the registered agent by default. But the state gives you the option to name your own registered agent, instead.
Who can be a registered agent?
To comply with state laws, the registered agent must have a physical location in the state in which the business operates. A post office box won’t do. The agent must be available weekdays during regular business hours and they must be at least 18 years of age or older.
You can name yourself as the registered agent, but business owners often prefer to use the registered agent service ZenBusiness offers instead.
What’s a registered agent?
A registered agent is defined as a company’s contact for receiving legal documents from the state. They are responsible for making sure your business receives important documents without delay. Those documents can be notices of lawsuits, subpoenas, or other official government and tax notifications. Having a registered agent is an ongoing requirement for LLCs and corporations.
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If you’re looking to make your business formation efforts less stressful, then we want to help. A registered agent is just one of many services we offer to help you get your business started. We also have additional services to help you run and grow your business.
If you’d like more information about our registered agent service or are ready to move forward, then get started today. We offer registered agent services in every state. Get started with us below.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.