Congratulations on making your business official!! I remember the day I registered for my business licensee. It was so exciting, but the process to getting there took a bit of work because I had no idea what I was doing! I called a lot of places and was on hold for quite some time before I finally got the answers I was looking for. I don't want you to go through the same ordeal and the great news is, you can now do everything online in just a few easy steps!!
I'm going to walk you through the steps of registering your business as an LLC in the state of Virginia. (learn the importance of becoming LLC versus just Sole Proprietor here) It's actually pretty simple! I've listed all of the steps below. Good Luck!
The total cost of initial registration as an LLC is $102.35 (as of 10/14).
1.) Start by visiting the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission online.
2.) Click "Get Started" under the box titled New Business Formations.
3.) Click "Form a Virginia Limited Liability Company".
You will be required to create an account. Once you do so complete the fields that are required
4.) Pay and submit and you are done! Your receipt and certificate will be emailed to you!
That was the easy part! Now the hard part is running your business. Best of luck to you!
Sole Proprietor vs. LLC