Click on the images above to meet some of our entrepreneurs. Hundreds formed for free, and 693 more to go!
We admire first-time entrepreneurs. If you live in California, New York, or Texas and you have never formed a corporation or LLC before, we'll waive our legal fees for you.
We believe that you need a great team. Forming a company involves tax matters that our law firm does not handle. We find that working with a CPA from the outset is a key factor in your long-term success.
We believe you should have some skin in the game. We'll waive our legal fees, but you must be willing to pay the filing fees.
eMinutes was featured on startups.com. Watch video to learn more.
Why in the world are we incorporating entrepreneurs for free?
Everyday, entrepreneurs tell us that this "sounds too good to be true".
15 years ago, I founded eMinutes. In that time, we have become the go-to firm for the formation of corporations and LLCs in the entertainment industry. We have an amazing niche, but it is a very small niche. To grow our brand outside of the entertainment industry, I needed friends to tell their friends about eMinutes. MySpace Tom helped us spread the word initially, but when it came down to it, the problem is that I had very few friends who could help. The very best way that I could think of making some new friends was to work for free. We also send cookies. So far, things are working pretty well. Read about us in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
What other services does eMinutes offer?
Our law practice is extremely narrow. We basically just form companies. We want to be the best in the world at it. We also handle the corporate minutes for about 10,000 corporations for $135/year; and we act as resident agent in all 50 states for $125/year. We hope we can handle your corporate minutes and act as your resident agent, but there are no strings attached to our free offer.
What are the filing fees?
Click here for a summary of the filing fees.
Looking for a CPA?
Click here for a list of accountants.
Guidelines for photos and bios:
We would like to share your story with our community, so please send us your photo and brief bio. Make it a good one, because we hope a lot of people will see it and we want it to reflect well on you. What's a good one? This is not meant to offend, but we have a few easy requirements:
-- Should be a high resolution, fairly close shot, so we are not stuck cropping out Aunt Beatrice on your left. It's all about you.
-- Should be sans sunglasses. Good thing Nicholson is not a first-time entrepreneur.
-- Does not have to be a professional shot, but should be something you are comfortable putting out professionally. We all know the difference. If you are holding out your iPhone at an arms length and half your head is M.I.A., please send us your Plan B shot :)
-- Does not need to be Hemingway, but we're busy forming corporations and do not have time to spell check your bio on our end. Please do it for us!
-- Should be properly punctuated. Don't shy away from that comma. We blush as we request this, but we are doing so based on a few bios that begged for the red-pen treatment. We know yours won't [comma] but we're just throwing it out there [exclamation point.]
-- They're, their, and there. There, we've covered that. If in doubt, have someone edit it before it comes our way.
-- About 150 - 200 words is ideal
-- Is something we are proud to share. After all, we picked you. So if a potential customer is thinking about hiring you, he or she will think you rock as much as we know you do. And you do rock.
The first step when forming a new corporation is to check the corporate name. Complete this form, and we’ll get the process started.