Business Formation

We consult organizations to get the best results for change and impact in their communities.

Starting a business can be both exciting and overwhelming. As a small business or organization, you must stay on top of many moving parts and turn a profit to be successful long term. Even nonprofits, despite their inherently altruistic nature, must run like any other business and earn revenue. It’s important that you have the systems and tools in place to help you launch, grow and sustain your organization. 

If you’re starting out, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I even begin?” The Empowerment Center is here to help.

The Empowerment Center, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, helps nonprofit organizations and small businesses across the state, country and even globally, become empowered staples in their communities.

Our team of consultants can help you get your business started. We can:

  • Help you determine which type of business is right for you (for-proft vs. nonprofit)
  • Check your state business registration status and that it is completed correctly
  • Make changes and/or amendments to your existing business name
  • Set up your 501(c)3 tax exemption status (if you are a nonprofit)
  • Review or reinstate your current tax exemption for accuracy and compliance
  • Track grants and file paperwork

Let us help you start your business

You can work with our team to form your new small or nonprofit business. By meeting with one of our consultants, we’ll make sure to get you on the right track to achieve your business goals. We equip you with the information you need to run a successful business, handling anything from administrative paperwork to board member recruitment!

One of the most important things you will need to do is file your articles of incorporation to legitimize your business, as well as apply for tax exemption if you are a nonprofit ― nonprofits are granted 501(c)3 tax exempt status by the IRS. 

Our team can typically complete your articles of incorporation and get you state approval within 24-48 hours. Save time, money and stress and get your nonprofit registered to be tax exempt the right way ― with us. Our paperwork processing is fast and easy!


Final approval of all applications will be processed by the Secretary of State and Internal Revenue Service. For more information on your state guidelines and approval, you can visit your Secretary of State website or

Working with us is simple & empowering

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We believe in working smarter, not harder. Getting professional services for your organization is one way you can do this. Our services can help your business charter the right path for its success. 

By working with The Empowerment Center, you will get:

  • Experienced and professional consultants
  • Quick turnaround and response times
  • Business name check
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) assistance
  • Two sessions of support and advice

Additionally, for your convenience, our services are priced to accommodate your budget. We know that a budding business has a lot of expenses and we offer payment plan options that make it simple to partner with us. Remember ― investing in your business is putting a down payment on its future success.

Our business formation services are consistent, with high approval rates, quick turnaround times and guaranteed completion. We pride ourselves on the professional-grade quality work completed by our consultants and work towards 100% satisfaction. 

Put simply, our team empowers you and your organization with the information you need to run a successful nonprofit or small business in a way that feels sustainable and rewarding.

Ready to be empowered? Start your next business with us. 

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