Starting your own business is no small task. You have probably spent years, or even decades, amassing the necessary professional experience required to launch your own endeavor. In the early days of planning out your business, there is also a lot of hard work to be completed. In creating a sound business plan, you can account for a number of potential scenarios, but starting a business is an inherently risky proposition. As an entrepreneur, you owe it to yourself to mitigate as much of that risk as possible, and you may find that forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be an effective measure in that regard. If you are at a point where you are wondering how to set up a business LLC, we can help.
If you have spent any amount of time in the business world, you understand that toiling away on paperwork just sort of comes with the territory. When you operate your own business, you can certainly expect an uptick in bureaucratic responsibilities. From navigating payroll to drafting invoices, you may find that the bulk of your days is spent figuratively putting ink to paper. At Corporation Center, we understand that your free time is scarce, and by using our streamlined web forms to form your LLC, you can save yourself considerable amounts of time and energy.
How to Set Up a Business LLC: Getting Started
One of the advantages of forming a Limited Liability Company is that it is a legal structure that is available in all 50 states. Every state will have its own rules and requirements for forming an LLC, but in general, you can expect to follow a common process. At the outset, you are going to want to choose a name for your LLC that is wholly distinguishable from other businesses registered in your state. You may also be required to have the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or the words “Limited Liability Company” in the name of your organization. You can typically browse your Secretary of State’s database to see what is available name-wise free of charge.
Your next order of business would be to appoint a registered agent for your business. This is a nearly universal requirement for creating an LLC. The role of this individual is to receive all legal correspondence on behalf of your business. Some business owners opt to assign this role to in-house counsel, and the registered agent can also handle government and tax correspondence.
Submitting Your Paperwork Online
With your name in place and a registered agent designated, you can begin moving forward with filing the necessary paperwork to create your LLC. It varies from state to state, but the specific forms required for this are often called “Articles of Organization” or a “Certificate of Formation.” This document will generally call for basic information about your business, such as its name and location. It will also prompt you for contact information for the LLC’s members and registered agents.
You can use our online forms to process your Articles of Organization in just minutes. Simply locate your state in our side navigation menu and you will be brought to an easy-to-fill online form. To learn more, contact us by phone or email today.