Contact Secretary of State office
In order to apply for a limited liability company—whether a sole proprietorship or a partnership—you will have to get in touch with the office of Secretary of State. Since you will be required to set up your company in a particular state, all the documentation that includes the company name and other necessary forms regarding business details will be issued by the office of Secretary of State.
Log on to USA.org
As a faster and more efficient process, you can visit the website of USA.gov. The website, run by the Federal government of the United States, has all the necessary information and resources, such as in which state you want to start an LLC. You can go directly to the section “Business and Nonprofits,” which facilitates those who to want to start and manage a business.
Incorporate your business
After you have opened the page “Business and Nonprofits,” click the tab “Incorporate your Business,” which will take you to the list of the all states in the United States.
If you start a limited liability company as a partnership, be sure to go through all the regulations that usually vary from state to state. The website has a detailed list of online forms for an LLC.
Download required forms
Download all the required forms and then get a print (hard copy). The website also has an option of online application.
Mail the forms
The USA.gov will show the details of all the mailing address and fees for you to send your LLC application. It usually takes a month to receive an approved mail from your state government.