About us

What if there was a company that could help with everything you need to start a business?

Our Mission

Making it easier to start a business.

Our Story

Our company was started in 2003 by a father, son and a small group of former attorneys with the simple purpose of making it easier to start a business.

We began under the name Direct Incorporation, and focused on providing a more economical and efficient alternative to using a law firm for common legal/entrepreneurial issues, such as incorporating a business or protecting a trademark. Over the first two years, our message was received and we assisted thousands of business startups in these matters. But there was more to be done.

As time passed, we learned more about the core needs of our clients as they started their companies. To help, we broadened our service offering beyond legal documents and procedures, by adding domain registration, "ready to go" websites, logo design services and our unique Business Compliance Program that helps our clients manage all the forms and deadlines required to keep a small business legally active. All of our new services were developed with cost savings as a primary factor, as we want to make it as easy as possible for our clients to find everything that they need to start a business, without exceeding a boot strap budget. In 2009, we also upgraded our technology and website to help accommodate our new service offerings and growing client base.

Entering 2017, we are proud to continue our story and the progress that could only be made possible with our dedicated, intelligent, customer-oriented staff. Stay tuned as we continue to innovate and find new ways to make it easier to start business.

Milestones

  • 2003 Direct Incorporation launched out of a spare bedroom in the Stahlin House
  • 2005 Company relocates to office in Downtown Ann Arbor
  • 2006 Sales revenue reaches seven figures for the first time
  • 2007 Offices moved a second time to 123 N Ashley to accommodate growing staff
  • 2008 Client base reaches 20,000 as new startup services are introduced
  • 2009 Company launches new website to better deliver our comprehensive startup services
  • 2009 Company receives 1,000th misdirected phone call for Direct TV, an entirely different company
  • 2010 Listed on Inc 5000 as #209 in the Business Services category
  • 2011 Client base exceeds 40,000
  • 2011 CorpAcct program launched allowing CPAs to better offer incorporation services
  • 2012 Investment in web site software and technology exceeds half million dollars
  • 2013 Employees get very cool company t-shirts
  • 2013 Company policy amended to allow dogs at work: Zena and Sabrina are elated
  • 2014 Website hosting clients exceed 5,000
  • 2014 Client base exceeds 50,000
  • 2015 Executive Club launched to provide our clients with professional advice and support (first year enrolment exceeds 2,500 accounts)
  • 2015 Offices moved down the street to a beautiful, office space twice the size of previous location
  • 2016 Revenue grows by 20% for third straight year

Our offices are located in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.
315 West Huron, Suite 240
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

DirectIncorporation.com
Toll-free phone: 877-281-6496
Local phone: 734-998-1866

Our Clients

I'm amazed at how fast this was accomplished. I appreciate your keeping me up to speed every step of the way. The last company I used was L**** Z*** and I never heard from them until the documents arrived in the mail and the wait was much longer. Thank you for your assistance.
Leigh E. Cote'
Pagosa Springs, CO
You are making this process easier as we are trying to go on are own as far as we can without attorneys due to their huge fees and out small budget
Tania Patrizio
California
I thank you very much for a well done job.
Geraldine Goodall
Glendale, AZ
Thanks so much for your help - every time I've called you guys, you all have been very professional and very helpful!
Troy Hotchkiss
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
I thank you and Direct Incorporation for your professional services.
William B. Hinton
Fresno, CA
I am happy that I chose Direct Incorporation. Your service has been prompt and professional to say the least. I will surely tell others of your quality service.
Robert Hilliard
Bowie, MD
Thanks for all the help. I was very impressed & satisfied with your service & the timely matter in which Direct Inc. processed my paper work.
Bryan J Williams
Sugar Grove, IL
Thanks for your help, and I have to tell you, three parties that were present all have previously established LLCs and they were all impressed with your package and they all spent a lot more for their LLC. Thanks for all your help.
Gregg Dukes
Collegeville, PA
Several times I had questions. After very short waiting times I was talking to a real person, not a computer, and my questions were answered thoroughly and accurately. Thanks to Direct Incorporation the mechanisms of our corporation are in place and ready to start functioning. As far as I'm concerned the price you charged was quite reasonable considering what we got for it.
Robert Allen
Lake Hughes, CA
Thanks for the great customer service you have given us. Keeping us "in the loop" each step of the way, as you did, makes us happy and able to sleep at night :-)
Tom Pridham
Land O Lakes, FL
Thank you for your help. I was very pleased with how easy your company made this process for me!
Aaron Parker
Manchester, TN
I just wanted to thank you for you help with our incorporation. Not only were your prices very competitive, more importantly it was a pleasure talking to you on the phone. Rarely do you find people in business that seem to enjoy what they do and it really seems that you do. It definitely comes through on the phone and was the selling point for using your company.
David Beinhacker
Boynton Beach, FL
The kit you supplied was tip top and relatively easy to customize and follow.
Mark
NJ Client
Thank you for the update. I am pleased to wrok with such professional individuals.
Richard Pizano
San Mateo, CA
You guys provide very good service - every time I call, it's been very helpful.
Francisco Aldana
Cerritos, CA
You guys have been great! Thank-you for everything.
Debbie Lawhorn
Batavia, OH
Your service has been terrific, we recommend you whenever we get the chance.
Jean Isernio
Huntington, NY
We have used your services for the incorporation of two business entities. Again, thank you for your professional services. We are very pleased with Direct Incorporation..
Salvador Lopez
Winterhaven, CA
Paperwork came today. Thank you for all your help, we are very pleased with your service. We will definitely recommend your services to others. Thank you,
Benjamin Strom
Hastings, MN
Thanks. You are pretty quick. Appreciate your excellent service.
Hema Rao Nandipati
Sunnyvale, CA
Just wanted to say thank you for making the whole business start process VERY EASY!
David Grewe
Chula Vista, CA
Sylvia Becker-Hill
Vista, CA
Thank you very much for your work! I have been very pleased with your attentiveness and appreciate your prompt service.
Steve Lee
New York, NY
I have nothing but praise for your fine services.
Paul Zottoli, Jr.
Tyrone, PA
Thank you. You have made this process so easy and non stressful. You have been a great team to work with.
John Athens
Suwanee, GA
I used Direct Incorporation to incorporate two companies. Just so you'll know, the entire experience with your company was more than I expected. For one of my companies, I used the Premier package and everything was of top quality! Once my other company kicks off, I plan to come back to DI to upgrade it to the Premier package. Thanks for all your assistance!
Todd Doss
Columbus, OH
I appreciate your hard work, and will spread the word to everyone we know who's thinking about incorporating.
Don Gorbach
Palm Beach, FL
I am very impressed by your company and the way it functions. I had a horrible experience [previously] with another company who does the same thing, yet doesn't, because of how they do business. I am thrilled I found your company on the internet.
Kelly Joy Hasselkus
Westlake Village, CA
We are happy that we decided to get your services, I would make a good word for your great service and recommend you to all of my friends.
Ma. Victoria Z. Belmonte
Los Angeles, CA
Tony Martin
Williamsburg, IN
Thank so very much. Believe me....I will recommend your services to anybody that wishes to start a business....you guys are great.
Hernan Magallanes
Naples, FL
Your company handled all aspects of our incorporation. We are pleased with the results.
Toni Hauer
Cedar Rapids, IA
Thank you for your services it was well worth it.
Jack Ramey
Ashland, OH
You're the best! If you need a testimonial I'll be glad to offer one. Thanks again for all your help with this.
Carl
Warwick, NY
I am so thankful to have you and your company to go to for questions and guidence like this. I really appriciate everything. You have been wonderful and helpful from the beginning!
Tisha Glenn
San Diego, CA
I have been very pleased with your services and would like to thank you dearly for your service.
Maxine Fair
Alexandria, LA
I wanted to take a moment and Thank You, for all of your help during a very difficult 2009. Your involvement has helped more than you could imagine.
Gregg Flint
Sacramento, CA
Thank you so much for all that you did. I am so pleased with how quickly and painless this was.
Julie Painter
Smyrna, GA
Great! Thank you for the excellent service. You have met my expectations and I truly wish your company all further success and prosperity.
Muhanad Sharaf
Canal Winchester, OH
I just wanted to let you know that this was the most painless process to date! My husband started a business 5 years ago and we did this with an attorney. It was expensive, time consuming and confusing. I really appreciate being able to look at the status of my application and that it is always current. I would NEVER do this any other way and will recommend this service at my Toastmaster, BNI and Chamber of Commerce meetings.
Beth Fletcher
Willington, CT
You can use my name as a reference any time, my friend. You all do a great job!
Roger Brown
Alpharetta, GA
Thanks, you've been a tremendous help!
Cheri Baldwin
Longwood, FL
Thank you very much. Once again, I do appreciate how you and your colleagues respond to your clients. When personal integrity and good business practices are combined, spectacular results are inevitable.
Bill Trinklein
Grand Rapids, MI
I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW COURTEOUS AND PROMPT YOUR COMPANY HAS BEEN THRU THIS ENTIRE TRANSACTION. IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE TO TALK TO A REAL PERSON, BE UPDATED ON OUR STATUS, AND GET THINGS WE NEED RIGHT AWAY. IT WAS SO NICE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. WE WILL RECOMMEND YOU HIGHLY.
DENNIS AND EDNA HOSHAW
Glenside, PA
I just completed my online application for my new LLC, just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for taking the time to walk me through the process on the phone last week. You were very insightful and extremely helpful in making sure I fully understood the process and was an informed decision maker. Professionals like you, and trustworthy companies like Direct Incorporation make it easy and pain free for people like me to get a new business up and running, and your expertise was greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your time and professionalism.
Eric T. Finchum
Dix Hills, NY
Your quick response to my request for incorporating my new business venture has been a great experience. It has been a delight to use your service in getting started on the right track. On behalf of DH Signature Weddings "LLC", I would like to thank you for providing prompt service and directions to the world of business. You have presented a wealth of knowledge on incorporations and business functions. I am certain that I will tell others about you and the services your company provides. In addition, I will call upon your services in the future.
Deborah Hill
Orlando, FL
I want to tell you, I am so pleased, I can't even comprehend how you've helped me. You have been very thorough and professional, and I have not felt one time that the $388 I paid you was a waste of money at all. I give you guys an A+ and I want to commend the whole company for that.
Troy Hotchkiss
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Thank you for the great customer service.
Ronald Crockett
New York, NY
(About our Business Compliance Program): Thank you for the multiple reminders - it was very helpful in keeping it in the forefront of "to do"'s. Thank you again for your help in keeping our company informed to stay within state and federal guidelines. It helps a new business owner keep a peace of mind.
Erin E Buckley
Dallas, TX
Please pass my sincere thanks to all at Direct who processed my Premier Package for "Apprich International". Well done!!
Bob Apprich
Plattsmouth, NE
Thanks for all your help! I will definitely send others your way! You made this experience so easy! Thanks
Cheryl Niesz
N W Canton, OH
Thank you for your continuing service and patience. This has been an excellent experience for me as a customer.
Bonnie Friedmann
Indianapolis, IN
Thank you, you guys were great. I will highly recommend your services to everyone I know. Thanks again.
Kimberly Bowyer
Melville, NY
Thank you so much, I can't believe how fast they did it. Kudos to Direct Incorporated
Scott Cassidy
Madeira Beach, FL
I just wanted to say thanks for your time and efforts in getting my company up and running. Be assured that I will happily refer others to your service.
Jon Agiato
Ozone Park, NY
Thank you. I can't believe how easy you make it! I'll be passing it along.
Karen Schmedeke
Lake Forest, CA
Thank you for taking the time to talk with Tom and I today. We sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing our business needs. You were informative and very helpful and gave us a new perspective on our business needs.
Dan
Henderson, NV
You can use my name as a reference any time, my friend. You all do a great job!
Roger Brown
Alpharetta, GA
I really appreciate the follow-through of you and your company DirectIncorporation. My very best to you!
Diane Judson
Boynton Beach, FL
Thanks so much, you all are the best
Tyra Johnson
Philadelphia, PA
Thank you for your assistance. I also applied for and gotten my Tax ID number. I appreciate all you have done. This was as easy as can be.
Vince Cartier
Bloomfield, NJ
I had a great experience, and I would definitely recommend your company to future entrepreneurs.
Tesa Porter
Maryland
I have worn myself out talking to different lawyers and CPAs about doing this. And really - your website was more user friendly and informative than all the lawyer/CPA speak put together!
Charles
Knoxville, TN
Thank you for all your help with this I really appreciate it. If you guys do any customer surveys I will give you high scores.
Daniel Dekker
St. George, UT
You have been very good to work with. I don't see that too often any more.
Edward Michael McDermott
Houston, TX
Believe me....I will recommend your services to anybody that wishes to start a business....you guys are great.
Hernan Magallanes
Naples, FL
You truly are fantastic! At the efficiency rate you're going, your competitors will have to be contented eating your dust daily. How blessed I am that I'm not in the same business as yours. By the way, is there by chance a job vacancy for me in your company? You are the perfect mentors for me. Kudos and thanks to you again.
Conrad Ariola
North Bellmore, NY
I have to admit I was a little worried handling the incorporation of my new business on line with people many states away whom I will never meet face to face. But considering both lawyers I contacted to handle the operation wanted $1100.00 just to enter the office, I opted for something more reasonable. From the very beginning your staff made me feel welcome and comfortable.
Robert Allen
Lake Hughes, CA
You guys are awesome. I'm glad I chose you.
Gary St Laurent
Nashua, NH
I am very pleased with how easy it was to accomplish the incorporation process by using your service.
Frederick Harvey
Austin, TX
Thanks! Your level of service is outstanding.
Scott Lachance
Attleboro, MA
I just called for information and am absolutely delighted with the assistance that I received. Thank you so much, I know that I have been particularly demanding.
Rebecca
FL
[Our representative] was extremely helpful! He addressed all of my questions, and was very patient. I truly appreciate his assistance with all of this.
Heidi Luckenbach
Alpharetta, GA
Thanks for your help, it was such a smooth process.
Brooke Adams
Dallas, TX
I am so pleased with the service I have received so far........I was so dreading having to deal with a lawyer on this. You have made it so simple and affordable and I cannot thank you enough!!! I will highly recommend your service!!
Julia Smith
Talladega, AL
Thank you very much. You have been excellent. I will not hesitate to refer.
Scott Ficco
Blackstone, MA
Thank you very much for your work. With your fast and high quality service my company was able to secure a very good contract with Lehman Brothers. I'm very satisfied with the service you provided and would highly recommend your company to anybody looking for incorporation assistance. Good job!
Serguei Kaskoff
New York, NY
Thank you so very much for all your help and time. I would recommend you and your company to anyone. Everyone was so helpful and quick to answer me.
Cynthia V
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Thank You very much !!! You have been most helpful !!!
Rev Mark Maddox
Evans, GA
You've been great to work with, and thank you for everything you've done.
Joseph Sandgathe
Eugene, OR
John Hall
New York, NY
I would like to thank you for being so very helpful during this whole process and answering my questions. It truly was a great pleasure working with you.
Ann
Savannah, GA
Thank you very much for your help with the incorporation process. I was very happy with how smoothly the entire process went. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in incorporating to go through you!
Nandini Goswami
Clarksville, MD
WOW - that was speedy. Thank you very much. I'll watch for the pkg/documents kit on Monday.
Nancy
Mesa, AZ
Again, thank you so much for your help. We greatly appreciate the assistance you and your staff has provided us.
Dan and Tom
Henderson, NV
Fantastic! Feel free to use me as a reference, your work was excellent, kept me up to date and responsive. Thank you.
William C. Islava, CPA
Westlake Village, CA
David Siebert
Alexandria, VA
Thanks for all of your prompt emails and keeping me up to speed. It is very much appreciated.
Cliff Cowan
Cincinnati, OH
Thank you so much for everything. You guys are awesome.
Michael Dela Cruz
Alexandria, VA
We used your company a few years ago to set up an LLC for us. This new LLC has not been 100% decided upon yet. You will be the 2nd person I contact as soon as my boss says go. You guys made the last one very easy for me.
Peggy Bailey
Abilene, TX
I incorporated last year under your website, and I was really pleased with the promptness and courtesy of all of the people I encountered.
Edward
Clinton, MS
Thanks a bunch. Great service, fast and keeps you updated. Good stuff.
Jason Roussel
Humble, TX
I wish to thank you for a lovely package, it really impressed those that I showed it to. I am hoping this venture grows and grows which I believe will happen. Also, I hope to do continued business with you in the future. Please keep in touch.
Paul Robinson
Akron, OH
You have done an excellent service for me and my new company. Since February 18th, 2009, when you incorporated my business, I have been successful. Thank you so very much!!
Kelly Colbert
Baldwinsville, NY
Your services are fantastic, efficient, and very professional, I would definitely recommend your company. ''Wow'' your response time and business initiative is remarkable.
Ben
Lincoln, CA
Incorporation is not something very many people do in a lifetime, so I will probably not be asked advice on the matter by too many friends. But if I ever encounter anyone in need of your services, you will get my highest personal recommendation.
Robert Allen
Lake Hughes, CA
You are awesome, my wife loves you guys and has been doing business with you since 2006....now I dig your style too!
Joe and Pam Rumi
Laguna Niguel, CA
Had a call from your associate this morning. Great follow up, you guys are terrific!
Teri Donnelly
Carlsbad, CA
Thank all of you very much!! I will recommend your company to anyone else who I run into that might be in need of your services.
Jamie L. Downs
Ralston, NE
This was very easy. This was great. Working with our company was a pleasure. I paid $3,000 to someone else before, and this was much better. Be sure and tell your company that.
Gregory Brue
Albuquerque, NM
Many thanks for walking us through this process and making it literally painless.
Rina Duncan
Silver Spring, MD
I want to comment about the impressive customer service I have received since I ordered your services. I am so very happy I chose to work with all of you versus another company. You are making this process pretty easy & virtually stress-free.
Mary Fitzgerald
Ansonia, CT
Holy cow your site is awesome! Thank you for all your help!!!
Lara Becker
Richardson, TX
You have been so amazingly helpful! I can't tell you how nice it is to feel like you actually have someone on your side in this wacky business world!
Jeisca Lyons
St. Helena, CA
Thank you for your assistance once again. You have made this process as simple as possible for me.
John Conaghan
San Francisco, CA
Thank you so much for your time and cooperation. You guys have been the greatest.
Lena Singell
Tombstone, AZ
Thanks a lot for your services...I will be refering your organization's name to anyone who needs such services.
Mustafa Bhatti
Homestead, FL
Thanks . . ., good job! We will do more business in the future. You have won me as a customer! I am very hard to please and you have certainly done that.
Daniel Hoover
Williamsport, MD
Thank you very much for keeping me informed on the process. You have done a fantastic job to date, I can't wait for the final papers to arrive. I will remember your service quality when I move to my next venture.
Richard Jones
Columbia Station, OH
Thank you so much for the service you provided for me! The process went very smooth and much better than I had expected. I had done this before with another company it was not this fast or easy. I will recommend you to others!
Kevin Taylor
Coral Springs, FL
The Jones Bros. would like to thank you and your team with assisting us with incorporating our business. We made an excellent decision in selecting Direct Incorporation and having you as a bonus (our account manager).
Milton Jones Jr.
Dellwood, MO
You have been so helpful throughout this whole process.
Greg Woods
Foothill Ranch, CA
I just wanted to say that you have an excellent response time to my emails and phone calls. I am very impressed with your customer service and I really appreciate that.
Tiffany Meehan
Boyertown, PA
Just wanted to give you a heads up of OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE with Keri.' Keri has shined in every aspect of service to me with the design of website and logo and tons of emails afterward to walk me through the process of adjusting my webpage, to setting up and modifying my web accounts and with modifications to my logo. I will not hesitate to HIGHLY RECOMMEND your service and tell them to ask for Keri if possible. To say that I am MOST PLEASED is a huge understatement. KUDOS to KERI...she is awesome.
Curtis M. Couch, MBA
Spring Branch, TX
Thanks, you've been great to deal with.
Jim Connell
Atlanta, GA
You have been absolutely wonderful. I don't know what I would have done without you! I hope this is a sign of how smoothly my corporation will run.
Mary Jo Katz
Opa Locka, FL
(A++) It was a pleasure working with the designers on my logo who went above and beyond my expectations to create what I was looking for. The value for the price was great, and they were like mind-readers. They researched my legal questions. Response was always very timely. I am expecting the final product very soon and looking forward to it. Jerry Wang's customer service and personal touch loudly spoke to pride in his work.
Georgia Latham
Phoenix, AZ
I am considering the next step in my business idea and I was totally impressed with the layout and user-friendliness of your site. I feel so much confidence in moving forward than ever before. I will definitely work with you all only. Thanks again and continue the good work.
Vera Coleman
Illinois
From the very beginning your staff made me feel welcome and comfortable.
Robert Allen
Lake Hughes, CA
I have worked with you to establish my LLC as well as my trademarks. I have also referred several people to your company over legal zoom. I have been extremely happy with the level of customer service I have received.
Sara R. Jacobs, J.D.
Encino, CA
Thanks really appreciate the personal service! You've made this a much easier, and much less costly, process than when I incorporated a business (using an accountant and a lawyer) in California several years ago! Appreciate all the help, and efficient responses etc..I'll recommend you to anyone I hear of who's planning to incorporate
Stacy H. Small
Palm Beach, FL
Thank you for your blinding speed in getting things done!
Tim Altimus
Portland, OR
I must say, not only did your prices win me over, but the level of customer service you provided has been outstanding. It's few and far between that you find genuine customer service now a days, so I thank you.
Mike Kurtz
PA
I recently purchased the Venture a Package and am very satisfied with all of the services so far. My logo is amazing! I am preparing all the info for my website to be designed by your team. Thank you for your support.
Amy Laliberte
Haverstraw, NY
Whew! You are beyond efficient! This is most helpful, which is typical for DirectIncorporation. Thanks so much.
Paul Artrip
Virginia
I felt the need to compliment you as a professional. I have not had any party that I have dealt with lately or even often be as efficient as you were!! I will certainly use your organization for any of the services you provide and recommend you as well. Thanks so much for your prompt attention. Great doing business with you.
Sallie MacKie
Cypress, TX
Thank you so very much!!!!! Your service & people have been very helpful!
Victoria Torres
Burbank, CA
I had your Company set up a Corporation for me. I was leary about doing this over the Internet, but I gave it a try. I was so shocked with the service from Direct Incorporation. You fulfilled all your promises, and your people were absolutely wonderful. I had to call once and ask about my screw up with paying twice, but the company was already on top of it and took care of it. Talk about service - WOW! I also emailed Laura F a couple of times, and I was very surprised when she answered my emails in a very short period of time. Talk about Customer Service - nobody does that anymore (except Direct Incorporation). I really have never been so impressed with a Company than I have with Direct Incorporation. Thank you so much,
Randy Lammers
Edgerton, MN
You all are most professional and have a slick system.
David Luetchford, C.Eng., P.E.
Houston, YX
We especially appreciate your time and effort in explaining every section of the business application. We plan on following up with you in the future as our business needs grow. We will also highly recommend you, and your company, to others who are in need of LLC/Business services.
Dan Walker, Tom Cullen
Henderson, NV
Thanks. It's been a pleasure, and I'm looking forward to the future possibilities with Direct Incorporation. Thank you for your excellent services. I'll keep in touch as I find new information with my friend's business.
Edward
Clinton, MS
I used your company's services some time ago. I was more than happy with the time in which my corporation set up was completed and all the friendly help along the way. I don't give many referrals to friends and family, however I have referred 4 others to your company with the same results that I have had. Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
Phil Hackenberry
Atlanta, GA