What you need to know when choosing a registered agent

January 27, 2014

If you’re considering incorporating your business in a different state, you’re going to need a registered agent. For a small fee, this sort of service will allow you to maintain operations and receive important communications.  All while not being forced to actually maintain a residence in that location. However, there are certain important considerations to make before you ultimately decide which company to go with.

First of all, you’re going to want one that has regular office hours and a dedicated staff. There’s no point in paying a registered agent fee for a person who isn’t going to be around when you need them. By going with a professional firm, you can always ensure that your important documents reach the proper hands.

In addition, you should strongly consider a company that has some background in incorporation services. There can be a variety of paperwork that you need to keep on top of. Also, managing different government services can be tricky, especially for a first timer. By going with a business that has knowledge about these processes, you can cut down on the amount of energy you need to expend. You will not have to worry about suddenly being out of compliance.

Finally, you’re going to want a registered agent service that is organized and responsive. As you expand, you might collect a lot more information and paperwork that you don’t necessarily need to have on your person on a regular basis, but want to have available when need be. Going with a company that is regularly available will save you a lot of headache in the long run.