Last Updated: June 24, 2024, 2:39 pm by TRUiC Team

How To Start an LLC

Select your state below to get started or continue on to learn more about the benefits of registering your business as an LLC.

How to Start an LLC in 6 Steps:

Five Easy Steps to Start an LLC
  • Step 1. Name your LLC
  • Step 2. Choose a Registered Agent
  • Step 3. File the Articles of Organization
  • Step 4. Create an Operating Agreement
  • Step 5. Get an EIN
  • Step 6. File a Beneficial Ownership Information Report

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Learn the Basics of LLC Formation

Interested in more information before taking the next step and forming your LLC? We've got you covered.

A lightbulb iconWhat is an LLC?

We'll walk you through a basic overview of the LLC business structure, including how it's formed, taxed, and maintained.

A pen iconNaming Your LLC

Your LLC's name will need to comply with certain state and federal guidelines in order to be approved.

An icon of a map marker that is typically used to indicate your locationBest State to Form an LLC

Wondering which state to form your LLC in? The answer is a lot simpler than you may think.

A star iconBenefits of Forming an LLC

LLCs offer limited liability protection, managerial & tax flexibility, and low maintenance costs.

An icon of a persons silhouetteLLC Management Structure

Will your LLC be member-managed or manager managed? What's the difference?

An icon of a briefcase with a dollar symbol on itCost to Form an LLC

The cost of starting an LLC will depend on your state, personal choices, and professional specialty.

State-specific Guides for Starting an LLC

Each state has its own guidelines for forming an LLC. Click on a state below to learn more about what's required.

Crear una LLC en 6 Sencillos Pasos - Cómo Crear una LLC


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Post LLC Formation

After forming your LLC, there are several key steps you will need to take in order to maintain legal compliance and effectively operate and grow your business.

A shield iconMaintain Your LLCs Corporate Veil

Maintaining your LLC's corporate veil is essential in order to keep your limited liability protections in the event of a lawsuit or significant business debt.

An icon that has a dollar symbol on itLearn How Your LLC is Taxed

LLCs are super flexible from a tax point-of-view, and can choose to be taxed as sole proprietorship, general partnerships, or corporations.

An icon that has piggy bankGet a Business Bank Account for Your LLC

Getting a business bank account is a crucial part of operating as a legitimate business, offering both legal and practical benefits.

An icon with a computerBuild a Business Website (and a Brand) for Your LLC

If you are ready to start selling and advertising your products, you will likely need to create a website and get your business online.

LLC Comparisons

We've provided a detailed guide on the various business structures and how to choose a business structure, as well as guides on how the other popular business structures compare to LLCs in a small-business context.

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Helpful Tools and Small Business Resources

At TRUiC, our number one mission is to empower people with accessible, actionable information and help them succeed. As such, we have created a variety of free tools and courses that can help you both launch and grow your business.

Business Name Generator

Having trouble finding the right business name for your LLC? Check out our free AI-powered business name generator tool.

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Business Idea Generator

Ready to launch your LLC but not quite sure which niche to target? Have a look at our business idea generator.

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Business Center

We have helped over 250,000 users start their business. Our business center provides over 200 free videos as well as a step-by-step guide on launching your business.

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Small Business Course

The TRUiC Small Business Startup Guide is a completely FREE course that will walk you step-by-step through the entire process of business formation – from idea to launch.

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