Business Formation

Our Solid Start Comprehensive Package takes you though every detail to get your business off the ground with a strong legal foundation.

It isn't just that the cost of doing all of this separately would be much higher, it's worse, without a complete package many of these items don't get done at all, leaving your business exposed without a strong legal foundation.

Look around and compare, we don't know of anyone else offering as comprehensive of a start up package. If you have already completed some of these steps then look over the flat fee costs and contact us to create your own package.

If the Comprehensive Package is more than you need please scroll down to see the Solopreneur Package below.

Stage One: Choose your Brand Name.

Separate Flat Fee Cost: $1,400.00 ($650.00 per comprehensive trademark search, $100.00 for name reservation).

  • Two comprehensive trademark searches so you can decide which business or product name to choose and avoid the costly mistake of spending money on a brand name you can never own. See more about what is included in trademark searches and registration here.
  • Secretary of State Name Check to see if your chosen entity name is available. We file a name reservation if it makes sense with your timing.

Stage Two: Form your Entity.

Separate Flat Fee Cost: $1000.00 minimum for a full entity package. Actual flat fee costs depends on form of entity and number of founders.

  • LLC? S-Corp? Partnership? We have a detailed conversation with you and help you select the type of entity that will suit you best. Then we create all the required paperwork, file it with the right government entities, and set you up with a beautiful custom binder with your name in gold lettering. You will never feel so organized as the day we hand you your binder. Our package includes the preparation and filing of the Articles of Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. We have a relationship with a currier in Sacramento for expedited filings. Once we have your entity number from the secretary of State, we prepare all formation corporate consents and resolutions by shareholders and/or board, and corporate records. We provide you with a beautiful business minute book with the name of your business in gold lettering, and a real seal inscribed with your business' name and date of formation.

Stage Three: Set Up Your Entity for Success.

Separate Flat Fee: $1000.00- $6,000.00 depending on needs, however the major value of setting up your agreements with your fellow founders is to avoid the heartache and expense of when two or more reasonable people allow misunderstandings to result in expensive conflict.

  • So many entities are formed but not set up to protect and reduce conflict between the founders. In this stage we go above and beyond to give your entity clear operating structures so the founders will have clear guidelines on how to conduce the affairs of the business in a fair and measured way.
    • Preparation of Bylaws, Operating Agreement, or a Partnership Agreement to provide how the company is managed.
    • Preparation of Restricted Stock Purchases Agreements for Initial Founders.
    • Preparation of Indemnification Agreement for Officers & Directors.

Stage Four: Government Compliance.

Separate Flat Fee: $500.00-$1000.00 depending on needs.

  • When starting a business you have many different government entities that want their paperwork completed. Depending on the type of entity you have chosen and the name of your business we will complete the following compliance work:
    • Fictitious Business Name with local government
    • California Securities Filing
    • Prepare and file Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number with IRS
    • California Secretary of State Statement of Information

Stage Five: Get Educated.

Priceless, really. But to purchase separately is about $900.00 depending on your needs.

  • We make sure you are up to speed on the following important business 101s:
    • How to protect your intellectual property.
    • The difference between employees and independent contractors.
    • How to best maintain your business entity's liability protection.

Stage Six: Protect your brand.

Separate Flat Fee: $1275 or more depending on complications.

  • We register your intellectual property so nobody can take advantage of your hard work. One trademark or copyright registration in one category included. We pay the federal filing fee! See more about trademark registration here.

Stage Seven: We're in business!

Separate Flat Fee: $3000-$6000.00 depending on needs.

  • We create three custom agreements to get you going, including:
    • Custom Nondisclosure Agreement
    • Assignment of Intellectual Property to Business Entity (if needed)
    • Preparation of a Basic Employment Offer Letter (“at will”) and/or Independent Contractor Agreement
    • Liability waiver
  • We review one contract for you, maximum ten pages. It could be the lease to your new place!
  • We give you a 10% discount off of any of our hundreds of DIY forms in our Virtual Office.

Stage Eight: We stay with you.

Separate Flat Fee: $2,748

Value Pricing $6,350.00 for the entire package.

* Once you pay the $6350.00 for the Startup Package you will receive an email to complete all the required incorporation information. Depending on the filings you need and the timeline that works for you, there will be additional government fees.

**By submitting payment, you agree to our Engagement Agreement regarding fees and representation. Please review the Engagement Agreement carefully before submitting payment.

***Maximum of three founders. If there are more of you starting the business together there will be an additional cost as the work and liability increase.



If the Comprehensive Package isn't a good fit consider our

Solopreneur Package

Value Pricing: $3000.00

*Best for single founder entities that are not concerned with protecting their brands with registered trademarks


Stage One: Choose your Brand Name.

Separate Flat Fee Cost: $650.00 per comprehensive trademark search)

  • One comprehensive trademark searches so you can decide which business or product name to choose and avoid the costly mistake of spending money on a brand name you can never own.
  • Secretary of State Name Check to see if your chosen entity name is available.

Stage Two: Form your Entity.

Separate Flat Fee Cost: $1000.00 minimum for an entity package. Actual flat fee costs depends on form of entity and number of founders.

  • LLC? S-Corp? We have a detailed conversation with you and help you select the type of entity that will suit you best. Then we create all the required paperwork, file it with the right government entities, and set you up with a beautiful custom binder with your name in gold lettering. You will never feel so organized as the day we hand you your binder. Our package includes the preparation and filing of the Articles of Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. We have a relationship with a currier in Sacramento for expedited filings. Once we have your entity number from the secretary of State, we prepare all formation corporate consents and resolutions by shareholders and/or board, and corporate records. We provide you with a beautiful business minute book with the name of your business in gold lettering, and a real seal inscribed with your business' name and date of formation.

Stage Three: Set Up Your Entity for Success.

    • Preparation of Bylaws, Operating Agreement to provide how the company is managed.
    • The Solopreneur Package is meant for solo or married couple entrepreneurs so it doesn't include the more complicated documents needed by multi-founder start-ups.

Stage Four: Government Compliance.

Separate Flat Fee: $500.00-$1000.00 depending on needs.

  • When starting a business you have many different government entities that want their paperwork completed. Depending on the type of entity you have chosen and the name of your business in this Solopreneur package we do not complete the compliance work for you, but we will tell you what needs to be done.

Stage Five: Get Educated.

Priceless, really. But to purchase separately is about $900.00 depending on your needs.

  • We make sure you are up to speed on the following important business 101s:
    • How to protect your intellectual property.
    • The difference between employees and independent contractors.
    • How to best maintain your business entity's liability protection.

Stage Six: Protect your brand.

  • Separate Flat Fee: $1000 or more depending on complications.
  • We register your intellectual property so nobody can take advantage of your hard work. One trademark or copyright registration, federal filing fees are additional. See more about trademark registration here.

Stage Seven: We're in business!

Separate Flat Fee: $1000-$2000.00 depending on needs.

  • In the Solopreneur Package we do not create custom agreements for you or review contracts for you. However, we do give you a 10% discount on any business forms you want to purchase from our Virtual Office.

Stage Eight: We stay with you.

Separate Flat Fee: $1,374


* Once you pay the $3000.00 for the Startup Package you will receive an email to complete all the required incorporation information. Depending on the filings you need and the timeline that works for you, there will be additional government fees.

**By submitting payment, you agree to our Engagement Agreement regarding fees and representation. Please review the Engagement Agreement carefully before submitting payment.

***Maximum of two founders. If there are more of you starting the business together there will be an additional cost as the work and liability increase.