The best time to start your business is now!

Hi there. I'm Mike, the founder of How To Start an

I created this site after pulling my hair out trying to get my own company off the ground. I spent weeks ignoring potential clients while sorting through the ins and outs of how to start a limited liability company... and then realized that it all boils down to 4 easy steps.

My goal here is simple: to walk you through these steps and get you started on your journey.

While every state is slightly different - it only takes 4 steps to start an LLC:

  1. Name your company.
  2. Select your registered agent.
  3. File the paperwork with the state.
  4. Create and draft an operating agreement.

Sure - there's stuff after that too, like opening a bank account and registering with the IRS and local tax authorities - but I'll cover that, too. Ready to get started? Just select your state below from the list.

Good luck and success,

P.S. My lawyers wanted to bill me for a few extra hours, so they want me to remind you that I'm not a lawyer, I'm not an accountant, I'm completely unqualified to offer legal advice, and this site is meant to serve as a reference for you on your journey. If you have questions or concerns, please contact a qualified lawyer or accountant to help you.

P.P.S. As a general rule, never take random legal advice on the internet.