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so how do you name your limited liability company your llc i'm going to give you a tool to help you name your llc quickly and easily for free then i'm going to give you some rules to follow and some things to avoid that's what we're going to talk about in this video we've helped our clients name thousands of llcs and some people can come up with a name right off the top of their heads others want to head scratch i don't know i want to talk to such-and-such first so i'm going to show you a surefire method to choose a name quickly and easily and you can also quickly and easily hit the like button below so that youtube promotes this video and i'd really appreciate it you can also click the subscribe button and notification bell so that when more videos come out like this you'll be up to date right away now there are two categories of company names that come to mind one is where the name really doesn't matter such as using a company to own rental property we talk to most of our real estate investor clients about putting each property into a separate llc so that a lawsuit on one property doesn't create the domino effect in this case we simply have the name of the llc as the address of the property the one two three main street llc for example i just thought of an example of one guy who was setting up multiple llc's for rental properties and they head scratched and worried and pondered this went on for a couple of months finally the guy rear-ended somebody in their car i mean he just smashed into the back of the guy on the highway that car hit another car which had another car and we should hit another car and i think there were seven cars all together and this guy was sued for way more than his insurance would cover so the guy went months without putting his properties into llc's because of the names the guy was at fault in the car wreck and he was a wealthy real estate investor so though there are many other people in the car accident he was the one with a hundred and ten thousand dollar bmw 750 with all the options so guess who they sued the rich guy right then all of a sudden he was panicked about getting the llc's formed now there were some other strategies we could employ to protect the properties but they would have to defend these strategies in court rather than having the protection automatically because they should have been in separate llcs i mean the guy could have protected everything but he dilly-dallied too long on picking the company name now for most businesses and real estate holdings for privacy and protection we don't recommend people use their own names in the name of the llc now maybe if it's a construction business or business where using your name makes sense then okay anderson construction might be perfectly fine if you're bob anderson but for holding real estate or trying to keep your name private don't use your name on the company so don't name your company bob anderson llc if you're using it to own real estate you want more privacy than that so don't paint a target on your back so when you use an llc for protective purposes to hold your stock market portfolio or to hold business equipment real estate as we said don't use your name see our video called anonymous llc and i think you really liked some of the ideas that we have on owning your llc privately now another mistake that people make is using a one word name so common names and if we go to look up the name it's not available this is especially true in larger states such as california florida texas new york as well as popular states for llc such as nevada delaware wyoming and so on so common words such as cornerstone cornerstone llc or in texas just about anything with the word lone star is taken lone star enterprises you can forget it in texas in california golden state with just about any other word or common word like enterprises or ventures is gone or initials are often taken abc enterprises jnj holdings for example so what we recommend for name availability purposes is having more than one word unless it's a totally made up word such as powerwave or vinstar or capmax so here we go here's a surefire way to come up with a name for your company see down below in the description where if i remember i'll write in all these words so you can use them to pick a name for your llc and since we're in the business of setting up llc's our company was established in 1906. we have attorneys on our staff if you want your llc set up right so you're more likely for it to protect you from lawsuits when you need it feel free to call us to have us set up your llc the right way with your articles a proper operating agreement membership certificates so everything that you need go ahead and see our number and website below so with this list you'll pick a first word such as metro then you choose a word from the second column such as endeavors then you pick your identifier that notifies the world that it's an llc and not another type of business entity so you end up with metro endeavors llc or capstone enterprises limited liability company northern ventures llc etc so you can feel free to use this list and it will give you at least 626 different name choices or you can choose your own first word then add one of our second words and the name choices are practically infinite now keep in mind if you have a name such as green tree executive llc in california you can also set up another green tree executive llc in north carolina for example so name availability is state by state so you can have a company with the exact same name but it's in a different state and the name may be available so using our name selector tool should help you pick a name and pick one rapidly now here are some other very important things to consider now many people are not too creative and they come up with a phrase or a word they like such as blue sky so it's like blue sky enterprises llc then they call us down the line and they want blue sky enterprises llc 2 then blue sky enterprises llc 3 so they have multiple llc's with blue sky enterprises in the name but really think about it if you want anonymity why flag the world that all of these companies are linked to each other otherwise you're giving a pretty good clue that all these llc's are owned by the same guy right hey that's not a whole lot of thought that goes into that to figure that out right anybody would draw that same conclusion wouldn't you so for anonymity you want to refrain from using a naming pattern where people can easily recognize that the llc's are all tied to each other like my friend who insisted on his last name in every company the building inspector found some problems in one building then all of a sudden the same inspector is slapping all kinds of violation orders on all the other properties but it's more than that when you're talking with your bookkeeper or cpa they say blue sky well which blue sky blue sky 1 blue sky 4 which one so when talking to people having the names too similar will confuse people as to which one you're referring to and not only will it confuse them but it'll confuse you too and i'm talking from experience i'
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- Markus Cubine, Staff Member
hi everyone welcome back if you're new here my name is lena i'm a certified public accountant this video is part of my series of videos that will help you start your business and will help you understand what business structure is the right choice for you in today's video i want to continue the subject of a limited liability company specifically let's chat about llc officer titles by the way if you're considering starting an llc and you need some guidance i have multiple videos here on my channel that will help you get started i will link some of them in the description below so we see so many different names lucy member llc shareholder registered agent what do they all mean sometimes you come across titles being used interchangeably which adds more to the confusion so in this video we'll go over various llc roles that you need to be aware of if you are thinking to start your llc by the way in my previous videos uploaded recently we discussed loc tax benefits how you should be paying yourself as an llc owner be sure you watch those videos next if you need some help with those specific questions and let's get started there are several title designations that are specific to llcs understanding what they are and how they function in your organization is essential to successful filing if you recently set up or are considering starting an llc it is a good idea to learn the different titles given to individuals within your llc some of the titles you might choose are corporate titles designating the roles of various corporate officers in the llc for example treasurer or vice president these corporate titles can be helpful in establishing who does what in your company but they aren't required under state laws other titles are covered by your state's laws and are particularly important when it comes time for your llc to enter into contracts with other individuals or other businesses so this knowledge that i will share with you is extremely important if you do want your llc to be a successful business so first things first what is an llc member a member of a limited liability company refers to an llc owner that is anyone who has an ownership interest in the llc generally speaking unless the llc is a manager managed llc which we will discuss in a moment or unless otherwise stated in the llc operating agreement all members of an llc play an active role in the management of the company and have the authority to bind the company contractually your llc operating agreement should set out the specific powers and responsibilities of its members now let's talk about corporate officers or employees while an officer of the company or an employee may also be a member not all officers or employees are members or owners in order to be a member the officer or employee must hold an ownership interest in the llc now what is an llc manager while most llcs are member managed in some cases you will find that a manager managed llc may be the more appropriate choice in the manager managed llc the management of the company i know it is redundant the management of the company is delegated to either a third party manager or to a member or group of members who are known as managing members so when an llc is a manager managed llc members who have not been designated as managing members do not participate in the day-to-day management of the company nor do they have the authority to enter into contracts to bind the company contractually that is a very important key point that you will need to keep in mind these powers and responsibilities belong instead to the llc managers or managing members the rights and obligations of llc managers or managing members should be documented in the llc operating agreement and if you do have a group of individuals who are considered to be managing owners of your company you do want to have the operating agreement in place and you do want to have it written in a very black and white language that way there is no room for interpretation and no room for a misunderstanding or some type of an error that may cause problems down the road there are several other titles that you will run into as an llc owner these titles may not be used in your specific llc but it is a good idea to know what they are and what distinguishes them so let's talk about shareholders llcs have llc members rather than llc shareholders a shareholder is someone who holds stock or shares in a corporation at first glance a shareholder might seem very similar to an llc member or owner however you choose to call that role but in reality the two are very different while a shareholder may have voting rights this will depend on the type of shares held unlike an llc member he or she won't have a right to participate in the management of the company or have the authority to bind the company contractually now let's talk about directors the title of a director applies within the context of a corporation so if your llc is structured as a corporation you may have to have a director or somebody who will play a role of a director and will hold the title corporations are run by a board of directors who are elected by the shareholders within an llc however either members in a member manage llc or managers or managing members if there's a group of people are responsible for the management of the company rather than the board of directors and that is an important distinguishing point between directors shareholders and members who are essentially owners of the company now let's talk about the third group that you will want to know about corporate officers as an llc your company may decide to appoint corporate officers such as president vice president or treasurer to handle certain jobs or certain tasks within the company these corporate titles can be useful in designating who does what within your llc but overall management and the authority to bind the company still rests with the llc members or managing members if there's a group of individuals depending on the structure of your llc now let's chat about a sole proprietor a sole proprietor is someone who owns and operates his or her own business an llc cannot be a sole proprietorship as they are two different business structures with that said however an individual can decide to register as an llc instead of running his or her business and the sole proprietor you can also elect to be taxed as a sole proprietor essentially where all of your profits will be reported on your forum 1040 schedule c um i talked about llc taxation in a separate video so if you want to find out more make sure that you watch the video next now let's chat about a registered agent an llc registered agent is a third party usually registered in the same state in which the llc is established who has been designated to receive official government notices mail documents on the llc's behalf most states will require llcs to have a registered agent but even if one isn't required by your state there are many benefits to having a registered agent which you should consider and by the way there are many legal questions as well that may come up that you wouldn't want to handle as an
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