1-went to my state website and signed up for my LLC. Prices vary from state to state, $50 bucks in missouri.
2-Called my county asked the appropriate questions. taxes licenses i need. Turns out I need none in my county since a business is not assessed a tax unless they sell a product.
3 Called my city. turns out it's the same as my county.
Each state, county, city is different. Just touch base with each and ask them what a business needs to do to get started.
Do not pay a lawyer to fill out paperwork UNTIL you try it yourself and absolutely cannot figure it out AND have taken that paperwork into your county office and ask them to help. Do not assume you need a lawyer for paperwork until all else fails, it is a waste of money.
I agree 1000% lol
I actually called the state corporation commission and filed my business name then called the irs and got my tax id for free and then went to the state and got my fictitious name (so i could drop the INC) and so i could do business in that city and sent the fictitious name back off to the state all in all in VA it cost me $130 for everything.
Legal Zoom is a rip off i learned after my last business that lawyers are crooks!!!