That time I used a website to start a business. Oops.

Updated: May 30

Once upon a time, I made the mistake of doing something I caution many people against.

I used a popular website to create a business. I figured that creating a business was easy enough for the website to do, and I was very busy at the time. So I handed off the work to someone who was not an attorney. I ended up wasting a lot of time, money, and frustration with the process.

  1. The business name got rejected by Texas Secretary of State.

  2. When I tried to communicate with the online business, getting in contact with them was a challenge.

  3. The business name got rejected AGAIN.

  4. The website selected a random business name for me without telling me, then sent me documents saying everything was completed.

  5. When I told them that the business name was incorrect, they told me it would cost me another $150 to file an amendment with the state.

  6. After dealing with them for several weeks, I basically had to start over from scratch. I wasted so much time.

My experience led me to want to help others form businesses. It's important to hire an attorney who will stay in contact with you, keep you up-to-date on all of the developments, and save you time and money by working efficiently.

Your business is like your baby! Be careful when you're starting it. For more information on business planning, click here.


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