Start your business
1Name Your Wyoming LLC
Appoint a Registered Agent in Wyoming
File Wyoming Articles of Organization
Create an Operating Agreement
Apply for an EIN
To continue with the registration process, Wyoming requires every LLC to appoint a registered agent. The person or entity appointed will be the point of contact for all legal matters — if your company is subpoenaed or sued, the state of Wyoming will deliver papers to your registered agent.
The company owner can be the registered agent, but this is not always the best option. After all, being served in front of customers is a sure way to deter business, and with so many alternatives, it could be in your best interest to hire an outside registered agent.
Some additional benefits of hiring an outside registered agent service include:
As long as they are a resident of the state of Wyoming or a business entity authorized to do business in Wyoming, and have a physical street address in the state, hiring an outside registered agent service is an affordable way to save you possible troubles later on.
Operating Agreements are not always required — and not mandatory in Wyoming — but help create governance for an LLC. This document outlines your business structure and covers the rules your company will follow, how finances will be handled, lists specific LLC members, how decisions will be made (including partner voting structure), and details any additional regulations.
If you’re starting your LLC alone, you may feel an Operating Agreement is unnecessary, especially since one is not required to proceed in Wyoming. However, LLC Operating Agreements can also outline what happens to your company if you leave or become incapacitated and can help protect you and your assets in case of dissolution or bankruptcy. If you are starting your LLC with partners or other managers, each party will need to agree to the terms and sign the document.
To ensure your Wyoming LLC Operating Agreement is filled out and filed properly, you may want to consider getting the help of a trusted source. ZenBusiness offers an easy-to-follow Operating Agreement template for just $35, so you can rest assured your assets and company are adequately protected.
Starting an LLC in Wyoming is relatively affordable. Filing your Articles of Organization will only cost you $100.
However, if you choose to reserve your desired name ($50) and partner with ZenBusiness to file an Operating Agreement ($35), forming an LLC in Wyoming will cost you a total of $185.
Of course, these costs are just the beginning. Add in the cost of hiring a registered agent and fees for licenses, permits, and insurance, and starting a business in Wyoming becomes significantly more expensive.
Fortunately, that’s where ZenBusiness can help. Starting at just $49 per year, ZenBusiness can help you form your Wyoming LLC by completing and submitting all of the necessary paperwork, acting as your registered agent, and drafting your Operating Agreement. For a bit more per year, you can also get more comprehensive benefits, including expedited services, obtaining your EIN, and an automatically generated webpage. Whichever plan you choose, partnering with ZenBusiness means peace of mind for you at every step of your LLC’s formation.
We hope this guide has provided a clearer picture of what it takes to start a business in Wyoming. But don’t fret — you don’t have to do all of these steps alone. From filing legal paperwork and acting as your registered agent to offering streamlined technology and automation for quick support, ZenBusiness is here to help you start and grow your business every step of the way. To learn more about starting a business in Wyoming, contact us today!
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