Legal Solutions for Small Businesses

At CT, we don’t just help people start companies, we help them do it the right way—with pride, precision, and a personal touch. CT supports more than 300,000 small businesses. We’re here to assist you, every step of the way.

We help you understand and comply with the state and federal requirements

During each stage of a business entity's lifecycle, various events trigger important compliance obligations. We assist you to keep your business in good standing with state and federal authorities. 

Each business has its own specific requirements, we have solutions tailored to small business needs



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Starting Your Business

From the starting line, CT sets your company up the right way, helping you prepare and file incorporation forms, reserve your business name and trademark, and obtain an EIN so you can open a bank account. You’ll also need a registered agent to receive compliance information and legal correspondence.

  • Incorporation Services - Forming an LLC or corporation is the first step in the compliance process. We can help you prepare and file of all legal documents to incorporate your business with the State.
  • Registered Agent - Having a registered agent is required by all 50 states. Safeguard your business' good standing status and avoid the risk of fines and penalties. 

  • Business Licenses Research - Find out exactly which licenses, permits, and tax registrations are required for your business. Quickly and accurately, we assemble a package with all licensing applications and instructions you need.

Growing Your Business

Running a business means managing business licenses, annual reports, tax information, and much more. CT helps you monitor due dates and complete and file your legal documents, on time. When you need to expand to another state or internationally, CT will support you with foreign qualifications, conversions, mergers, and other filings.

  • Annual Report Preparation & Filing - Submitting an Annual Report and paying State Franchise tax is a requirement in almost every state.  We can help to prepare all of the forms and verify your information, all the way to submitting the annual report with the state notifying you of the successful filing.

  • Foreign Qualification - Extend your name, reputation and right to do business beyond your formation state without having to reincorporate. CT's experts will speed you through the foreign qualification process.

  • Certificate of Good StandingA Certificate of Good Standing is a state-issued document that proves the entity is in compliance with all state requirements.

  • Business ExpansionCT makes it simple for you to create new LLCs or Corporations in your domestic state.

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Compliance and Legal Requirements to Start and Grow a Business

From start-up to success, every company has a lifecycle. At each step, you need to master compliance requirements in order to grow. And that’s where CT Corporation comes in. Wherever you are in your business lifecycle—starting, running, or growing—CT helps you maintain good standing..

Small Business Success Stories

Doug Kinney, Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc.

"Our primary contact at CT is my 'go to' person, because I know she will get the job done, quickly and correctly. She and her team have been unfailingly responsive to every corporate compliance need."

Franco Prezioso, Service 1st Mortgage, Inc.

“CT enables me to focus on my areas of expertise, as opposed to dealing with each individual state’s requirements. It’s hours I don’t have to spend dealing with research and paperwork.”

Roger Carlile, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

"When our growing company needed to do business in additional states quickly, CT was prompt, efficient, and got us what we needed when we needed it. They make sure we never miss a step."

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