Nearside Product Updates

Nearside launches Sprout to help business owners form an LLC and focus on doing what they love

Introducing Sprout, a product to help incorporate your business and hit the ground running. Nearside works to simplify the process and help small businesses launch and grow faster.

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Every business starts somewhere, whether you’re a one-person show or a small team. It all starts with an idea, a vision, then eventually a business model and path to growth. But part of this path to owning a business is the necessary administrative items that not everyone thinks about when starting their business.

These administrative burdens on new business owners can be complicated and confusing. This includes the ins-and-outs of choosing if and how to incorporate, getting the right licenses to operate, and setting up some online web presence, all while actually trying to build the business itself from scratch. Small business owners do not have the time, money, or resources to worry about all of that.

That’s why we’re launching Sprout, a product to help incorporate your business and hit the ground running. Nearside works to simplify the process and help small businesses launch and grow faster and further. 

From banking to lending and now incorporation services, we’re on a mission to provide accessible products that help small business owners everywhere set their course with confidence. Whether you're just starting out or you already run a small business, we are firmly committed to being by your side from start to finish while your business sprouts and grows.

With Sprout, we’ll incorporate your business, register an EIN for you, and provide ongoing registered agent services and monitoring, all through one easy form.

Why would I want to incorporate my business?

A lot of new business owners don’t understand when or why they should incorporate their side gig or small business and we can help. Whether you’re an Etsy seller, a contractor, a delivery driver, or a small brick and mortar business, it may be time to incorporate your business.

With incorporation, you’ll get many benefits to help rocket launch your business.

  • Simplify your business taxes
  • Get personal liability protection
  • Ownership and management flexibility
  • Give your business or side gig credibility
  • You can incorporate as an individual

What do you get with Sprout?

Sprout is uniquely designed to make your life easier as a new business owner, so you have less time to worry about paperwork and more time to spend doing what you love. We handle the incorporation process from start to finish, ensuring you have everything you need to start and grow your business. This includes:

  • Unlimited name availability checks
  • Filed articles of incorporation/organization 
  • Federal EIN filing
  • LLC operating agreement 
  • Ongoing registered agent service
  • Annual reporting 
  • Same day document preparation
  • Ongoing business and compliance monitoring
  • Membership into Nearside’s Perks program (up to $3,000 value)
  • Free consultation with a Nearside business specialist
  • Enhanced customer support

With bonus add-ons:

  • Custom designed business website with personalized domain (ex: $99/yr
  • Business E-mail (e.g. $19/yr
  • Fictitious Business Name (DBA): $29/yr

With one simple form, we will run a company name availability check, file your Articles of Incorporation/Organization, and provide you with a certified copy of your formation documents. Upon successful incorporation, you’ll also be able to instantly get a Nearside business bank account.

With Sprout, sole proprietors can incorporate their small business for a competitive flat rate, no hidden fees or upsells, and let us take care of the rest. The time they save to create a business with the click of a button translates into additional savings and peace of mind, which help alleviate stress and support mental health for new entrepreneurs.  

-Angel Batista (Product Manager)

As Nearside grows, we’ll continue to listen to our customers and build new products that genuinely support the needs of small business owners, gig workers, and entrepreneurs across the United States – starting with banking, then lending, and now incorporation services.

Have an idea of how we can help you be more successful? Let us know what you think! Email us at

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