Start an LLC

LLC formation process is straightforward and in general the same in most US states. To start a limited liability company you first need to come up with a business name and check whether it follows the naming requirements and if it is free.

The next step would be filing the Articles of Organization, which is the actual document that forms your LLC. The Articles of Organization should be filed with the local Secretary of State.

The cost of filing the formation documents varies by state but is generally in the range from $50 to $150. You can check the full list with LLC formation costs by each state on this page.

Once the Articles of Organization get approved, you can get an EIN (Employer Identification Number) with the IRS.

That's it, these are the general steps required to start an LLC in most states. For a more detailed formation process guide, requirements, and costs, please select a state in the list below.

Where Do You Want to Form an LLC?

Please select a state where you want to form your limited liability company: