Northwest Registered Agent vs ZenBusiness | Side By Side Comparison

Written By Dennis Cleary  |  Blog  |  0 Comments

We’ve been neck deep in registered agent and LLC services for weeks, and we’ve come to a nearly unanimous opinion that the two best out there are Northwest Registered Agent and ZenBusiness. Now it’s time to find out how’s really the best.

About ZenBusiness

ZenBusiness has been featured in every publication from Forbes to Reuters. They are a child of the internet age, and serve people who want things done quickly, expertly, and with a guarantee. ZenBusiness can help you with everything from web services to filing paperwork, and they can do it with 100% accuracy or your money back.

About Northwest Registered Agent

Northwest Registered Agent is a full-service small-business aide, and because they started as a small business in Eastern Washington, they’ve always focused on the little guys. They’re model is that outstanding customer service will never got out of style.

What they Both Offer

Obviously, as two of the best in the game, Northwest Registered Agent Services and ZenBusiness have everything you need. We could end the section there, but here’s some highlights:

  • They can both act as your registered agent.
  • Customize documents like Articles of Incorporation.
  • Detailed add-on services, like web help or Credit Consultations.

What they Don’t Have in Common

And here’s where the differences show up. Here’s what ZenBusiness does that Northwest Agent Services does not:

  • Online-AI bot that walks you through everything.
  • Easy to understand add-ons, with explanations for why you might want them.
  • 100% Accuracy guarantee.

Now what Northwest Registered Agent offers, that ZenBusiness doesn’t.

  • Real, live customer service—no phone-trees.
  • No “outsourcing” services to third parties.
  • Do-it-yourself options.

And the Winner Is…

  • Pricing: Northwest Registered Agent Services

Northwest actually has an option for setting up an LLC all by yourself. If you’re willing to put in the time, and don’t need a registered agent, then you can do it with their help for free.

  • Experience: Northwest Registered Agent

While ZenBusiness has a ton of experience, all their experience has only come since 2015. Northwest Registered Agent Services have been in the game since 1998. That’s last century.

  • Customer Support: Northwest Registered Agent

Again, nothing can compare to a local company that’s always kept it local. They’re committed to no auto-generated emails, and when you call them, the person will actual help you. And you don’t have to figure out how to contact them—all their information is at the bottom of every screen.

  • Turnaround Time: Draw

Both of them have excellent turn-arounds, with 2-3 options on all their paperwork.

Winner Overall - Northwest Registered Agent

Maybe we’re just suckers for old-school customer service, but that’s what pushed us over on Northwest Registered Agent. And we also mention that because ZenBusiness is really a fantastic company.

If you go with them, you won’t be disappointed. But if we have to pick (and we do, because that’s the job), we’d pick Northwest.