California Business Address
At California Registered Agent, we love taking something frustrating and confusing – like filing the paperwork to to incorporate in California or form a California LLC – and making it easy.
If you don’t work a traditional office setting, knowing what to list as your California business address on your filings can be confusing. That’s why we provide a free business address to anyone who hires us.
Why use our California business address?
Can you use your home address as your business address? How hard is it to change your business address in California? Will using our business address help you gain an edge over competitors? Below is a rundown of why you might want to use our California business address.
You don’t work in an office or commercial building.
Times have changed. People start businesses from all sorts of places. Garages turned shops. Sleek co-working spaces. A sunny table at your favorite coffee shop. It’s a great way to keep costs down, especially when you’re starting out. But that means that when you get to the business address requirement on the California articles of organization or formation, you might be stumped.
Should you just list your home address? You might be able to, if your local zoning regulations and HOA rules don’t prohibit running a business out of your home. But we don’t recommend it.
You want privacy.
The business address you provide to the California Secretary of State when you form your business will become part of the public record. This means that if you list your home address, it will be posted on the California Secretary of State’s website. The idea that anyone – customers, clients, total strangers – can look up where you live is enough to make most people uncomfortable.
Using our California business address is an easy way to preserve your privacy.
You hate junk mail.
Doesn’t everyone hate junk mail? We’re all used to getting a few ads and mailers in our mailbox, but once your address is online, there’s no taking it back. More and more unsolicited mail and perhaps even phone calls are going to find you. We’ve heard stories from our clients about receiving junk mail for years – years – after dissolving their business. If you’re thinking about the long-term fate of your mailbox, $50 a month seems like a pretty good deal.
You’re busy. Too busy for extra paperwork.
If you list your home address on your California articles of organization or formation, and then you move, you’ll have to update the California Secretary of State on your new business address. To change your business address in California, you’ll have to file a Statement of Information. It’s just one more thing you’ll have to add to your moving to-do list. Hire us, and you can move as many times as you want and you’ll only have to file the Statement of Information during your filing period.