Harvard Business Services was founded in 1981 and has since created more than 200,000 businesses.
Amazingly, there is so much competition in the LLC formation market.
This Harvard Business Services LLC review makes it easy to find information about their pricing, features, pros, and cons. Find out if they are a good fit for your business.
Harvard Business Services (Delaware Formations Only)
Pros and Cons
Harvard Business Services is a strong candidate if you place a lot of emphasis on customer reviews. There are thousands of reviews on the internet, and they have nearly universally high ratings.
Harvard Business Services has recently changed its pricing structure to lower its formation packages by $100. This is a significant game-changer and makes their prices “quite reasonable” instead of “too high.”
Every LLC they create includes one year of registered agent service for no additional charge. You can also add years of registered agent service for $50 per year, which is the lowest flat rate that we have seen, and it is guaranteed to not increase over the lifetime of your company.
Need help in a hurry? They can offer same-day service and expedited forms.
They offer bilingual customer service and have a Spanish-language version of their website.
The higher-priced Basic ($139 + State Fee) and Standard ($239) tiers aren’t much more valuable than the Green ($89) package.
Is Harvard Business Services a good deal?
Although $89 is a fair price for forming an LLC and is less than hiring an attorney, Harvard Business Services does not offer as much value as other LLC services.
Harvard Business Services LLC Packages
Harvard Business Services offers three types of LLC formation services: Basic, Green, and Standard.
We’d like to briefly clarify their pricing before we get into the details of their packages. Harvard Business Services, unlike their competitors, includes Delaware’s $90 State Fee in their prices. The following prices are based on the reviews of other LLC services. You can compare them easily if you wish.
Green = $89 + State Fee
Preparation of Articles of Organization and filing articles of Organization: These are the documents you need to fill out to register your Delaware business. Harvard Business Services will prepare these documents and submit them to Delaware.
Name Availability Check: They will search Delaware’s business database to verify that the business name you are interested in is still available and not already claimed by another company.
One Year Registered Agent Service: A registered agent is an individual or entity that receives important documents from the state for you and then forwards them back to you. All Delaware LLCs must have this service. Harvard Business Services will provide registered agents service for one year; then, you can renew the service for $50/year. You are not required to renew this service.
Support: You can reach them by phone, or email between 9 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Thursday, during the entire lifecycle of your business.
Continuous Compliance: NotificationsHarvard Business Services will remind you of the deadlines if you are required to file tax documents or annual reports with the state.
Digital Copy of Filed Papers
Basic = $139 + State Fee
Everything you need from the Green Package, plus…
Examples of documents. Templates for creating your LLC operating agreement, bank resolution form, digital membership certificates, and many other forms will be provided.
Hard Copy of Filed documents w/ Priority Mail Service
Standard = $239 + State Fee
All the benefits of the Basic package plus…
LLC Kit and Seal: A binder with an embossed company name and a personalized seal for your LLC. You will also find additional sample documents, a meeting minutes book, and a transfer ledger that tracks ownership changes.
Harvard Business Services offers international LLC services. The Green package is the same as the domestic, but the international Basic (and consequently the Standard package) also includes apostille, notary services to ensure compliance with foreign laws.