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Want to launch your business as a limited liability company (LLC)Michigan might be the perfect place for you. With its low cost of living, steady economic growth, and ever-increasing focus on small businesses, The Great Lakes State offers a ton of opportunity to ambitious entrepreneurs. 

An LLC also offers benefits to new business owners. Advantages include liability protection (by separating your personal assets and liabilities from those of your business), and flexibility in how your business is run and taxed. To create an LLC in Michigan, you’ll need to follow certain steps. And if you want to reap the aforementioned benefits, you’ll need to complete those steps carefully. 

Trying to follow all the rules for creating an LLC can seem trickier than navigating Ann Arbor traffic during a Michigan home game, but fear not. Our step-by-step guide will walk you through the entire formation process. Along the way, we’ll even explore how our services can help you cut through the red tape so you can focus on running your business. 

How to Start an LLC in Michigan

Creating an LLC in Michigan

To form a Michigan LLC, you’ll need to register your business. That means filing Articles of Organization with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Before you can file these formation documents, however, you’ll need to name your business and appoint a resident agent

Once your Articles of Organization are filed, you’ll need to create an LLC operating agreement. Finally, you’ll get set up to pay taxes by obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

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Michigan LLC in 5 Steps

Below, we’ll show you how to start an LLC in Michigan with five key steps. We’ll also cover some helpful information to help you start your business off on the right foot. 

Note: These guidelines are for forming a domestic LLC. A domestic LLC is a limited liability company formed in the same state in which you reside. If you need to start an LLC outside of your own state, you’ll form a foreign LLC. Michigan Foreign LLC formation involves obtaining a Certificate of Authority to transact business in the state and following a different process. 

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From Ann Arbor to Detroit to Standish on the Sunrise Coast, Michigan offers lots of opportunity to ambitious entrepreneurs. Ready to start your business in the Great Lakes State?

Our services provide long-term support to help you start, run, and grow your business. If starting an LLC feels like an uphill battle, we can reduce your stress. Let us handle formation, compliance, and more. That way, you can focus on running your dream business. Reach out to us today!

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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