Five Basic Steps to Start an LLC
- Step 1. Select a State
- Step 2. Name your LLC
- Step 3. Choose a Registered Agent
- Step 4. File the Articles of Organization
- Step 5. Create an Operating Agreement (might be optional)
Learn the Basics of LLC Formation
Before jumping into the LLC formation process you should familiarize yourself with key terms. Visit our learning page before you incorporate.
What is an LLC? Find out what type of LLC you will be forming. Why should you form an LLC instead of a S-corp or C-corp? What are some of the benefits you'll get by incorporating?
What is an Operating Agreement? Find out whether or not your State requires this document and why you may need one, and where to get it!
What is a Registered Agent? You can't form your LLC with the State without a registered agent. Learn what it is, who you can chose, and whether you should get a registered agent service.
What is Workers' Compensation? You'll only need to get workers' comp if you have employees - learn more about workers' comp for when your business expands.
Have You Made a Business Plan?
Use TRUIC's business plan generator to help you organize the most important information about your business venture. Create an account so that you can come back and work on it another time.
Take Our Entrepreneurship Made Easy Course
Starting your LLC is an important step to becoming an entrepreneur. If you're feeling hesitant to get started, consider our newly launched course, Entrepreneurship Made Easy. Renowned time-couch Elizabeth Saunders will guide you through the self-improvement course to get you mentally prepared to run your own business.
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