When you get to the point where you start to think about how to register an LLC so it can be created and conduct business, you are most likely already at the stage where you want to conduct some business activity.
However, it is very important to assuring you obtain personal liability protection, that you form and process your LLC formation prior to engaging in any major business activity.
The time it takes to register an LLC varies with each state. Regular filings can vary from as short as one business day to as long as four to six weeks. Luckily, most states also offer an expedited filing option. If you elect to expedite your LLC registration, in most cases you are looking at one business day. In busy legal entity states such as Delaware, they even have expedited options which will cause the formation in as short as a few hours.
Of course, with any expedited option, you are going to have to pay more in filing fees. Usually, you will pay twice as much and in some cases, the fees get extremely expensive for a same day filing.
Given that most new businesses are cash strapped, a smart entrepreneur will ensure that a new LLC is registered and all other legal requirements are obtained prior to conducting any business.
As soon as you are committed to starting a new business, make sure you get the process to register an LLC started as soon as possible. This will not only save you time, money and stress, but it will also provide longer protection for you as a business owner.