Are you forming a corporation, LLC or business entity in Hawaii?
How do you do a Hawaii Business Search?
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Don’t look further! We have exactly what you are looking for! In this amazing step-by-step guide, we will show you how to search and find registered business entity information in Hawaii. We will walk you through a simple and easy-to-follow guide so you can do a Hawaii Business Search!
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Table of Contents
Step 1: Business Search Registry
In Hawaii, the state offers an online database to the public allowing anyone to perform a search to locate any business entity registered in the state.
To search for a business entity, you’ll need to access the Hawaii Business Search registry.
It’s called the Hawaii Business Express.
It looks like this:
Once you access the online business database, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Database search methods
You can search for different types of business registered with the state, such as:
- Domestic Profit Corporation
- Domestic Non-Profit Corporation
- Foreign Profit Corporation
- Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
- Domestic Limited Liability Company
- Foreign Limited Liability Company
- General Partnership
- Domestic Limited Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Partnership
- Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership
- Foreign Limited Partnership
- Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
- Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership
There is one method that you can use to search for business entities and that’s by searching for the business entity name.
Let’s look at each of these search methods one by one.
Method 1: Search by name
The search by name function is the most widely used type of business entity lookup.
All you have to do is to enter the name of the business entity you are searching for to see if there is a match in the database or not.
You can further refine your search by using the search filters “Begins With” or “Contains”.
This will help you better narrow down your keyword research.
Once you have entered the required fields, click the button “Search”.
Step 3: Search results
Once you’ve performed your desired search, you will then be presented with the business entity search results.
If you did a search using corporation, LLC or entity name, you will see the following search results page:
The search results page presents to you the following information:
- Business Name
- Record Type
- File Number
If there is a company or business having a name that matches your search query, you will see it on the search results page.
Step 4: Select entity
If you have found a business matching your query or a business entity that you would like to get further information on, you should click on the hyperlinked business entity name from the search results page.
Step 5: Business entity information
To complete your business entity search in Hawaii, you’ll end up getting the business entity records or information made available publicly by the state.
The entity information page looks like this:
The business entity information provides some valuable information about the business entity selected.
Here is a quick overview:
- Master Name (Business Name)
- Business Type
- File Number
- Place Incorporated
- Registration Date
- Mailing Address
- Consent Name
- Agent Name
- Agent Address
- Filing Year
- Date Received
- Paid Shares
- Par Value
- Stock Amount
There you have it!
You have now performed a Hawaii Business Search?
Let’s look at a summary of the process.
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Hawaii business license
Hawaii Certificate of compliance
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LLC formation services
Document filing services
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