Formation is just the first step.
There are two major steps in creating a new legal entity.
The first is the formation of the company, which is the service that I provide by registering the company with the Secretary of State.
The second step is the organization of the company. That step is completed by the owners when they have their initial meeting and sign the organizational documents such as the LLC operating agreement and resolutions. This should be done before conducting any business as a company.
Whenever I form a new legal entity, I advise my clients how to make sure their new entity has all the pieces and parts, so they don’t get caught without a complete entity formation.
If you’re planning to start a new business this year with other people, you will have a lot to do.
It may be tempting to use a cheap online service to get the company registered, but they won’t advise you on everything else that needs to be done.
They don’t give legal advice. Only a lawyer will do that.