Before you can form an LLC, you’ll need to find the perfect business name—and make sure it’s not already taken. Fortunately, every state has an online database where you can search for available names. When choosing a name, you’ll also need to avoid restricted words or phrases and include a business entity identifier, such as “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” or “Limited Liability Company.”

Check your name’s availability with a Free Business Name Search.