If you are starting a corporation, you will likely be setting your sights high, and therefore, you may want to do business in multiple states. If you want to start a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC), you cannot incorporate in more than one state. Therefore, you must choose one state to incorporate in, and register in the other states that you do business in.
It’s important that you understand how to do business in multiple states before you start because this will ensure that you make the best decisions for your new company. The following are things to know before setting up a multi-state business.
Creating an LLC and registering in multiple states
The first thing that you need to do is to select the home state from which to set up your business. While it may be tempting and seem more practical to set up an LLC in the state in which you reside, you may see that there are financial benefits to setting up a company in a different state; therefore, it is important to do your research.
When you have incorporated your company in one state, you can then start the process of registering your company in other states in which you intend to do significant business. To do this, you will need to complete a foreign LLC registration, and appoint a registered agent.
If you are starting a company in Michigan, but you intend to do business in multiple states, it is important to fully understand the law so that you can use it to your benefit.