Due to developing circumstances, we recommend filing your LLC online (not in person) with your state or using a professional service to form your LLC.

Many states and the US government are providing emergency financial assistance to small businesses affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Find your state's business resources: Coronavirus Small Business Relief

How to Start an LLC

How to Start an LLC in 5 Steps:

  • 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

Form Your LLC

Five Easy Steps to Start an LLC

Start an LLC

Use our free LLC formation guide to create your own limited liability company in 5 simple steps. To get started, simply select the state in which you wish to form your new business.

If you'd rather have a professional service form your LLC for you, view the Top 5 LLC Formation Services.

Our other popular LLC resources include a Free LLC Operating Agreement Template, our LLC Tax Guide, and information about Small Business Insurance.

Learn the Basics of LLC Formation

Before creating your LLC, you should familiarize yourself with key terms. Visit our learning page before you get started. There you can find helpful information and also access free legal documents for your business.

Video Guides

Creating an LLC is simple. Check out our new YouTube channel for video guides on forming and protecting your new business.

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Start a Business in your State

Start your business today with our simple step-by-step guide. In case you want help, we also include contact information for free business resources in every metro region in the United States.

Local Resources

Get Help Starting a Business Near You

We understand that creating an LLC and getting your business up and running comes with many challenges. To help you succeed, we compiled the best local resources in every major metro area in your state. You can get free assistance in the following areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Research Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Legal Assistance
  • Coworking
  • Product Development

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