Last Updated: February 18, 2024, 12:25 pm by TRUiC Team

How To Start an LLC

Starting an LLC is Easy

How to Start an LLC in 6 Steps:

  • 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

Form Your LLC

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Start an LLC

Have your business idea ready? When starting a business, we recommend using an LLC for your business structure. This provides tax benefits and ensures your personal assets will be protected.

Select your state below for a free guide or hire someone to do the paperwork for you and form your LLC through Northwest with our 85% discount ($29 + state fees).

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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 access free legal documents for your business.

Plan Your Business

To build a strong foundation for your business thorough planning and research is required. TRUiC’s simple tools make it easy.

Post Formation

Now that you have your business formed in order to “open the door” there are few things you will need to take care of.

Free Small Business Startup Course

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

The best part? It's completely free!

Step 1: Register for a Business Center Account

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Learn How To Start a Business

How to Start a Business

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.

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How to File a DBA

Filing a DBA (Doing Business As), also known as a trade name, fictitious name, or assumed name, is an easy process that you can do yourself with the right guide. Visit our How to File a DBA guide and choose your state to get started today.

How to Form a Corporation

Starting a corporation is achieved by filing formation documents with your state and setting up a board of directors. In this guide, we will show you the steps to forming a corporation yourself.

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

Build a Business Website

New online tools like the GoDaddy Website Builder and others have made it extremely easy to get your business online with a simple website. Visit TRUiC's guide to creating your own business website to get started.