After Incorporating or Forming an LLC

Incorporating or Forming an LLC is the first step in your legal entity’s existence. Below are some crucial steps in perfecting the organization of your new entity.

These steps are essential to starting your business off right. Take some time now to avoid costly mistakes in the future.

NOTE: If you utilized our Corporation or LLC Formation Service, then your completed order includes either "The New Corporation Handbook" or "The New LLC Handbook" and a much more thorough State-specific checklist that helps you perform the necessary after-formation tasks step-by-step. This checklist includes resources and information specific to the State where you do business.

After Incorporating

  • Review your incorporation documents for accuracy and any other important information that the State has sent with your completed filing.
  • Some States require a follow-up filing or publication in a newspaper.
  • Create a Corporate Minute Book (If you ordered our Corporate Kit, then you may skip this step.)
  • Hold the "Organizational Meeting", Adopt the Bylaws and issue shares of stock.
  • Obtain the Corporation’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Open the company bank account.
  • Click here for additional business startup steps that apply to all businesses (not just Corporations).

After Forming an LLC

  • Review your LLC documents for accuracy and any other important information that the State has sent with your completed filing.
  • Some States require a follow-up filing or publication in a newspaper.
  • Create an LLC Minute Book (If you ordered our LLC Kit, then you may skip this step).
  • Hold the "Organizational Meeting" and sign/adopt the "Operating Agreement".
  • Obtain the LLC’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
  • Open the company bank account.
  • Click here for additional business startup steps that apply to all businesses (not just LLC’s).

Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about what to do after forming your new entity.