If you're interested in creating an LLC in the state of Colorado, you will need a name for your business that is unique and fulfills all necessary requirements. The best method to start your name selecting process is with an LLC search conducted through the Secretary of State website. Whether you have a specific name in mind or just a general idea, the site offers a free search tool that contains the names of all registered businesses in Colorado to check against, as well as useful information to guide your LLC formation.
There are a few steps you will want to complete in your Colorado LLC naming process. For starters, you will want to pick a name that is appropriate for use. There are guidelines for LLCs that specify what must be included in a name. Your LLC name must include the signifier "LLC", "L.L.C.", "LC", or "L.C.".
Next, you will want to conduct an LLC name search for the purposes of availability. The name you choose must be unique to your company. The search tool that is available on the Colorado Secretary of State webpage is free to use and contains all the registered names currently in use. Start broadly with your basic name, then add and cycle through the different LLC signifiers to ensure that your name is in fact available.
Finally, as an optional third step, you may want to check the URL options that are available for your desired LLC name. For some, this won't be a necessary step, as the function of your LLC will not require a web presence. However, for those who are not yet certain, or have plans to add one sometime in the future, you will to purchase your desired domain sooner than later.
If you have chosen an appropriate name for your business and are interested in the next necessary steps to forming your Colorado LLC, consider enlisting the help of our LLC Formation Service or read up on drafting your Articles of Incorporation.
Typically, business entity searches are conducted in order to obtain information on registered businesses. For example, the following information can be obtained:
However, the business entity search tool can also be used to perform a number of administrative functions for your Colorado LLC. For example, this tool allows you to file your LLC's annual reports, file any periodic reports, and obtain a certificate of good standing from the state.
Let us know if you have any questions or require assistance in forming your LLC. We are well-versed on the formation process in Colorado and can provide you expert assistance. Additionally, we can help you file your Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State and serve as your Registered Agent, which is a requirement for maintaining good standing in Colorado.