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Steps to Forming a New Hampshire Corporation

Information We Need From You to Start Your Corporation

1: Select a Name: Your company name must contain the word Corporation, Incorporated, Limited or the abbreviation Corp., Inc., or Ltd.

2: Authorize Shares: A corporation’s owners are known as shareholders because they own shares of stock in the company. New Hampshire requires you to identify how many shares you intend to initially authorize. Typically, a corporation will authorize a small number of shares (100, for example). At your first shareholders meeting, you would then issue 51% of those shares to yourself, giving you control of the company. The remaining shares can be held for future business partners.

3: Choose Management: Corporations are run by their Directors. The Directors set the major company policy, establish salaries and bonuses, issue stock, and appoint corporate officers. In most cases, you would appoint yourself the sole Director and take on the responsibilities of the corporate officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary).

4: Remaining Info Needed to File:

  • Registered Agent: lawful registered agents must maintain a physical street address in the state of New Hampshire. This is called a registered office, and it cannot be a PO box. All of our Speedy filings come with one free year of New Hampshire registered agent service by Northwest Registered Agent. This service keeps your private home and office addresses off the public record and fulfills your registered agent, mailing and principal office requirements.

  • Principal purpose: the lawful business your corporation intends to pursue.

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Steps to Forming a New Hampshire LLC

Information We Need From You to Start Your LLC

1: Select a Name: Your company name must contain one of the following designations: Limited Liability Company, L.L.C., L. L. C. or LLC. If you want to see if your company name is currently available, you can perform a New Hampshire business name search (note: this search does not guarantee a name’s availability; the NH Secretary of State will make the final determination).

2: Membership: An LLC is owned by its members. Members are not issued stock as they would be in a corporation. Instead, members are given an ownership percentage, which is generally based upon the amount each member has invested in the company.

3: Choose Management: LLCs are typically managed by their members who oversee the day to day business activities as well as setting company policy. However, an LLC can also choose to appoint a manager to run the business. Managers can be members, or they can be outside parties.

4: Remaining Info Needed to File:

  • Nature of primary business: the lawful business your LLC intends to perform.

  • Registered Agent: legal New Hampshire registered agents must have a physical street address within the state (known as a registered office). This cannot be a PO box. Our Speedy filings come with one free year of New Hampshire registered agent service. This service keeps your personal home and office addresses out of the public record and fulfills the registered agent, mailing and principal address requirements.

  • Dissolution: if you want your LLC to dissolve on a specific later date, you can specify the day.

  • Management: you must indicate whether your LLC is managed by its members or its a manager.

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