How to Start an LLC

Starting an LLC is Easy

How to Start an LLC in 6 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
  • Step 6. Get an EIN

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 6 simple steps. To get started, simply select the state or choose from the most popular states which include Florida, Texas and California.

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

How to Form an LLC

Starting an LLC (Limited Liability Company) is easy. Get your LLC started here, without spending hundreds of dollars on unnecessary legal fees. To learn how to form an LLC in Spanish read our Cómo Crear una LLC guide.

Select Your State

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.

Free Business Tools

Business Name Generator

Use our free business name generator to come up with a unique name for your business. Enter any applicable words, refine your search by location or industry if you want, and receive a list of keywords, business names, and domain names to consider.

Phone Number Generator

Our business phone number generator creates custom phone numbers for small businesses. These numbers are specifically designed to be highly marketable like 1-800-FLOWERS. You simply enter the keyword, area code, or a toll-free number, and it will generate a custom number for your small business.

Logo Generator

Branding your business is a big decision for any entrepreneur. Luckily, our free logo maker can help you get started! Simply input your business name, answer a few design questions, and receive a unique logo that can help promote your business's vision.

QR Code Generator

Get a free QR Code for your small business using our QR Code Generator tool. We offer 13 different types of QR Codes you can create to use on business cards, posters, websites, publications, and more.

Business Idea Generator

Not sure what kind of business you want to start? Use our free interactive tool, choose from a list of interests, and filter by the business idea category (work-from-home, low-cost, etc.). With your information, we'll give you a personalized list of potential business ideas.

Operating Agreement Tool

This step-by-step tool makes creating an operating agreement for your LLC a breeze. Simply answer a few questions about your company and receive a sample draft to edit as you see fit.

Business Plan Generator

Create a robust business plan to help navigate the early years of your business. Our business plan generator walks you through topics like marketing and financial projections so that your business is prepared to succeed in all areas.

Entrepreneurship Quiz

Are you cut out for starting your own business? Entrepreneurship is no easy feat. There are several key components we look at in order to be confident in your success, and you may find that a partnership or side hustle is more your speed. Take our quiz to find your personalized entrepreneurship diagnosis!


NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System and these codes are used by the IRS and different organizations to help classify businesses by their primary activities. Use this tool to find the appropriate NAICS code for your business


The SWIFT code is a unique identifier for banks and is used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Use our tool to find the SWIFT code for your bank so you can get paid.

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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.

How to Form a Nonprofit

A nonprofit business is an organization dedicated to a cause or public service. In our detailed guide, we'll walk you through how to form a nonprofit in all 50 states.

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.

Small Business Resources

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How to Name Your Business

There are three steps to naming your business; choosing your business structure, picking a branding strategy, and making sure your name is unique.

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How to Build Business Credit

Building business credit involves a number of factors, including establishing your business's fundability, getting listed with the most important business credit agencies, and establishing credit lines while keeping them in good standing to build your score.

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LLC Legal Forms

Maintaining your small business starts with obtaining and completing the correct legal documents. Use our basic forms to manage hiring documents, LLC resolutions, and operating agreements for your business.

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Small Business Loans

Getting a small business loan is done by applying with a business lender, typically your bank or another lending institution, with the right documentation and your business plan.