So, you’re ready to form a business and you’re considering Northwest Registered Agent, but want to look into some alternatives?
We believe it’s important to consider your options before making a final decision on what’s right for you and your business. That’s why we put together this comparison for the top two alternatives to Northwest: Incfile and LegalZoom.
Each one offers a different strength, and below we’ve given a brief overview of both for your consideration.
Incfile – Best Overall Price & Value
Why They Made The List: With the lowest incorporation price currently offered, Incfile is the leader for providing a great balance of value and features.
Price: At $49 for the basic package, almost anyone can afford to establish a Corporation or LLC with Incfile. They include an entire year of their Registered Agent service for this price, and then it only costs $119 per year after that. Plus, they offer more features than other incorporation services do.
Ease of Use: If you’re looking for more than the basic package offers, even their two more expensive packages offer a decent value for the additional cost. Then if you have even more specific business needs, Incfile probably has an add-on feature available to help. Plus, they offer a 1-business day guarantee for filing your formation paperwork with the state.
When to Use: Use Incfile if you’re looking for the best overall value. You’ll get the best price, good features and quick LLC or Corporation formation.
LegalZoom – Best Known Service
Why They’re On This List: LegalZoom the best-known of all online incorporation services. They’ve helped more than 3.6 million customers form businesses and show no signs of slowing down.
Price: The basic package to form an LLC or Corporation starts at $149. Their Registered Agent service is $159 annually and is not included in the cost of the basic package at all. So, to have their Registered Agent service you’ll be spending at least $238 forming a business with LegalZoom.
Ease of Use: While the process of registering a business on the LegalZoom website is easy, they do include a handful of upsells that can get fairly overwhelming/intimidating. Be sure to read the fine print and only sign up for things your business will need. On the flip side, this does allow a higher level of personalization for the features you want and need to manage your business.
When to Use: Use LegalZoom if you care about using the most popular and known service available, even if it means paying extra.
Incfile, Northwest and LegalZoom were the clear leaders for providing incorporation services.
When it comes down to making a choice between these three services: