Start an LLC in Louisiana in 3 Easy Steps

You can start an LLC in Louisiana online with GeauxPlans in three easy steps. Pick a name for your LLC Answer a few easy questions Click “submit” That’s it! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. We’ll lay the details below.

You can start an LLC in Louisiana online with GeauxPlans in three easy steps.

  1. Pick a name for your LLC
  2. Answer a few simple questions
  3. Click “submit”

That’s it! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 with GeauxPlans. We’ll lay the details for setting up an LLC online in Louisiana in a bit more detail below, but the process is quite simple. GeauxPlans does the heavy lifting.

A Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is one of the most popular types of business structures because they offer flexibility with the benefits of a corporation or other structures. However, they don’t involve as many formal requirements. Forming an LLC is necessary to reduce personal liability for business risks. LLCs also offer flexibility in making tax elections like whether to be taxed as a corporation, partnership, or disregarded entity.

Just follow these three simple steps to start a limited liability company online now. 

Step 1: Pick a Name to Start an LLC in Louisiana

The name of your LLC has to be unique. The Louisiana Secretary of State will check to determine if the name you select is available, which means that the name must be sufficiently distinguishable from other business names registered with the Secretary of State. While there is certain amount of subjectivity involved in determining whether a name is “too similar” to another name, it’s usually an easy call.

Use GeauxPlans’ free name check tool to determine availability.

Start your business in Louisiana

We've got you covered. Let's Geaux!
Find out if an LLC is right for you – enter your preferred business name to get started. Starts at $89 + filing fees.

Asset Protection

Protect yourself from personal liability for business risks.

Keep It Simple

LLCs have fewer formalities compared to corporations.

Optimize Taxes

You decide how your LLC is taxed – as disregarded entity, partnership, or corporation.

Great News! Your Business is available for
registration in Louisiana as LLC

This is based on a preliminary search. A more thorough search will be performed during the LLC formation process
and we will then confirm the availability of your preferred business name.

Let's lock it in. We have formed hundreds of businesses, so count on us to give your LLC the best start!

#1 Tell us about your business

Answer a few questions to help us get to know you and make sure you set up your LLC correctly.

#2 See your personalized offers

Based on your answers and our 20+ years of experience, you’ll see offers tailored to your unique business.

#3 Form with total peace of mind

Let us take care of the legal documents and ongoing requirements so you can focus on building your business.

Tell us about Your Business more

#1 When do you want to start your business?
#2 Is your business your first LLC?
#3 What will your business do?
#4 Where will your business sell its products or services?
#5 Will you have employees the first 12 months?

Choose your registered agent

What is a registered agent?

It is a requirement to specify an official address for service of key documents, including service of legal process. Most businesses use a professional service for this.

Can I be my own registered agent?

Yes, technically you can appoint yourself. However, there are lots of reasons why you may prefer to select a professional registered agent.

GeauxPlans as Registered Agent

Appoint us as the Registered Agent for your business and get total peace of mind - we can take care of this conveniently and affordably.

Premium Benefits:

  • Maintain privacy
  • Protect the legal status of your LLC
  • Ensure timely receipt of critical notices
  • Minimize annual compliance hassles
Price: $249.00 annually

Save time and money on essential documents

From operating to hiring, we'll help you get the right documents, requirements, licenses, and permits to stay compliant.
These costs are tax-deductible.

Operating package

An operating agreement is your company's constitution. Set guidelines, settle disputes, and protect your assets. An EIN is your LLC's Social Security number. Use it to file taxes, build your staff, and access financial resources. Licenses keep your business compliant and running smoothly. Ensure you have what's required for your specific industry and state.

Price: $149.00
Price: $199.00
Price: $299.00

What's included in package?
  • An OA allows you to set your own rules for your LLC vs. following default state laws
  • Becomes a binding contract with partners so you can start with clear eyes and avoid disputes
  • Protects your assets by helping maintain your limited liability status
  • An EIN helps you open a business bank account, get a line of credit, and apply for loans
  • Prevents identity theft by letting you use your EIN for business, rather than your SSN
  • Required for taxes if you have employees or partners

Select an LLC package below, and you're all done!

Express Gold gives you the most support in getting your LLC up and running when you're ready.
Remember, these costs are often tax deductible, so select the best package for your needs.

LLC package

Est.processing time: 30 business days. Est. processing time: 15 business days. Includes Economy package + Founder’s kit, embossser & certificates Est. processing time: 10 business days. Includes Standard package + VIP processing & express shipping

Price: $89 + $100 Filing fees
Price: $329 + $100 Filing fees
Price: $349 + $130 Filing fees

What's included in package?
  • We search the name directory to question that your business name is available, complete your LLC paperwork, and submit it with your state.
  • We dot the i's and cross the t's before your paperwork is filed to ensure consistency and completeness.
  • Includes your Louisiana articles of organization, a financial account authorization letter specifying who can open your business bank account, and a step-by-step checklist for after your LLC is formed.
  • Get help when you need it with agents who can answer questions about the business formation process.
  • Mark your important business milestone with a worthy place to store your important documents, printed on archival paper, and delivered in a compact and attractive package.
  • Includes company membership certificates with your newly secured business name.
  • We prioritize your order and rush our process to complete it within 10 business days.
  • Receive your filed docs with our fastest shipping option.

Step 2: Answer a Few Questions to Form an LLC Online in Louisiana

Starting a business involves documentation. The key documents that you need are:

An Operating Agreement is not required by law in Louisiana but is highly recommended. Click the button below to learn more.

Answer a few basic questions necessary to form a limited liability company and GeauxPlans will prepare these documents for you. You should have the following information on hand:

  1. Start date of your business
  2. Personal information about the owners and managers
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Social Security Number
    • Email address
  3. Physical and mailing address for the principal business office
  4. Personal information for your Registered Agent
    • Name
    • Physical Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
  5. Personal information for your Tax Matters Agent
    • Name
    • Physical Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address

Step 3: Click “Submit: to Officially Start an LLC Online

Once you have answered the questions, click “Submit”. That’s it! Ready?

Start a limited liability company today

Business owners have to make smart and cost-effective decisions – every day. Businesses in the startup phase must be especially mindful of the bottom line.

GeauxPlans makes it easy and affordable to start a limited liability company in Louisiana without the need to hire an attorney. Unlike other online platforms, GeauxPlans is owned and maintained by a business law firm, so legal support is just one click away if you need it.

GeauxPlans will also assist you in obtaining a Federal tax identification number for your business, which is necessary to open an operating account. GeauxPlans will also assist in obtaining any necessary business licenses. GeauxPlans will even serve as your Registered Agent so you don’t miss any critical filing requirements to protect the legal status of your business.

A business owner needs to focus on the critical task of generating revenue. Work smart. Let GeauxPlans handle the rest.

Any questions about how to form a limited liability company or setting up an LLC in Louisiana?

If you have additional questions about setting up a limited liability company in Louisiana, reach out to our support team. We stand ready to help you start an LLC in Louisiana with confidence and ease.

Do you have any questions?

Support team: M-F, 8am-5pm CST
Call us: +1 (855) 213-6300