Register a New Business

  • Select a Business Type or Structure
  • Provide Information About the Business
  • Receive Confirmation Documents

Renew Your Business

  • File Periodic Report for your LLC or Corporation

  • Renew a Trade Name

  • Stay Compliant

Manage an Existing Business

  • Renew Business Name

  • File Annual/Periodic Report
  • Change Business Information
  • Get Operating Agreement
  • Apply For Federal Tax ID/EIN

Everything you need to start and grow YOUR business!

NO Matter the business type, New Business Filing has the tools to help you succeed.

Expert Filing Assistance

We help you make your business official.

Tools to help you Grow

Build a professional looking website, take credit card payments, create invoices on the fly with Firstep Services.

“Set it and forget it” Compliance

Avoid costly penalties and prevent dissolution of your business

Personal Customer Support

Experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Make your Business Official

Provide basic information about yourself and your business. This process takes about 5 minutes. We will send you your official documents once they are approved

Step 2: Build your website

Our simple to use website builder can help you build a professional looking website within minutes. Once its built, take your time and make it into the perfect website for your brand

Step 3: Take credit card payments

Use our Firstep POS desktop app or phone app to take card payment, send invoices to your customers, and collect payments by tapping, inserting, or swiping your customers credit cards. Or, send them emails with invoices and payment links to get paid easily.

Step 4: Stay Compliant

With our unique “set it and forget it” compliance, we will file your annual report for you every year, all you need to do is update your business information if you move or change ownership. Never have a late fee or worry about your business being dissolved.

Step 5: Grow your dream business

Once you are set up to market your brand through your website, and take payments from your customers, the sky is the limit. We are constantly adding useful products in our dashboard to make growing your business fun and easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I file for a new business entity?

There are a number of ways to file your paperwork. You can go to the Secretary of State’s office, fill out the paperwork, pay the filing fee and wait for processing. Many states also allow forms to be mailed, but some do not. Most states allow online filing making a streamlined service like New Business Filing available to save you time.

Do I need to incorporate my business?

Your child’s lemonade stand may (or may not) be free of the worries of debt and litigation, but if you plan to do any significant business, then you probably need an LLC or some other form of registered structure to protect your personal assets from the liabilities of the company. If you are still not sure, consult an attorney or accountant.

Can I file directly with the California Secretary of State?

Yes, you can by going directly to bizfileonline sos ca gov.  This is the California Secretary of State website.  Click on the link to file directly with them.

What is an annual report?

Annual reports are required business filings, typically made with the secretary of state. In most states, companies submit any changes to their address, ownership and officers, and registered agent. Some states require additional information about revenue, assets, stock, and paid-in capital.

Tracking due dates in multiple states and filing on time is often challenging. A company that registers in multiple states will have due dates at different times throughout the year. In some states, they may be required to file every two years (biennially).

Companies spend countless resources managing annual reports on their own. Tracking deadlines, gathering information, navigating forms and online filing portals, and submitting reports on time requires constant attention throughout the year. The complexity only increases for companies with multiple entities or that register in multiple states. Furthermore, most companies rely on spreadsheets, calendar reminders, and file folders to manage their annual reports.

How much does filing cost?

Different states have different fees for LLC and other filings. LLC fees in Colorado are $50. Using a streamlined service like NBF for only $49 can take all the hassle out of your filing. Our goal is to save you time and file the correct documents so you can get started on operating your business, rather than filing it.

Is an attorney required to form a business?

You don’t generally need an attorney to start a business. Especially the filing can be handled by a service like New Business Filing to help you streamline the formation process, and save you a great deal of time, effort, and money. If your business is complex or you can’t decide on a structure based on general information found on our site or have specific tax questions, we would recommend you speak with an attorney or accountant.

What is Bizfileonline?

Bizfileonline is the California Secretary of State website for doing your business filings.

Why is the California Annual Report required?

Annual reports are required by statute in nearly every state. They provide state agencies with updated information on the entities registered in their state. Your company is required to file annual reports to maintain good standing and continue operating.

Failure to file annual reports on time can result in late fees. Most states enforce additional penalties on lapsed entities. These include the loss of naming rights, loss of access to the courts, and administrative dissolution. Many banks, licensing agencies, and even prospective clients require evidence that a business is in good standing. By filing annual reports each year on time, companies avoid the costly and potentially embarrassing consequences of noncompliance.

A California annual report is also called a Statement of Information or a business renewal?