LLC Application5 Steps to start an LLC

Do you need help with LLC Applications? Starting an LLC can be a stressful process. But no worries! Diversified Business Solutions is here to walk you through each step when filing with us. Please see the the steps below to help you narrow down the steps of starting an LLC.

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Step 1: Decide on LLC Name

The first step to starting an LLC is to decide what you would like to name it. We strongly recommend doing a Name Search and Reservation to verify that the name is available. The name will be reserved for 60 days. We can provide same day Name Search and Reservation confirmation. Please call us at (916) 480-1225.

Step 2: Prepare the LLC Applications

The next step is to prepare the LLC-1 Articles of Organization form. You will list the name, address, Agent, and management style for the Limited Liability Company. Upon completion, please scan and e-mail your documents to

Step 3: Payment

The cost of your application will depend on which processing time you would like to use. Please call us to discuss which processing time will work best for you. We can take a credit card payment over the phone or e-mail a link to you to make the payment online.

Step 4: Documents submitted to California Secretary of State

We provide in person filing at the California Secretary of State. Documents and payments received on a business day by 12:30PM PST will be submitted the same day.  We will e-mail a confirmation to you once we have submitted your documents.

Step 5: Pick up Filed Documents from Secretary of State

Once your documents have been filed, the LLC will be assigned an LLC entity number. Upon pick up, we will scan and e-mail you a copy of your documents prior to mailing out the originals. We mail documents using First Class mail.

How long does it take?

The Secretary of State has 2 options available when filing LLC applications in person. The first option is to use their standard processing time. This will take approximately 5-7 business days to process. The second option is to expedite your filing. This will have a 1 business day turnaround time.

Call us at (916) 480-1225. We’re never too busy to help with LLC applications!