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** PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER: While this educational blog post and advertised e-guide was created by a licensed South Carolina attorney, the information in both are purely educational. The information in this blog post and guide is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.**

Something you may not know about me is I am a licensed, practicing attorney in South Carolina. Recently, I’ve been working full-time as an attorney and brainstorming ways to merge my two worlds- law and photography! I have had a deepening desire to create educational resources for photographers. Recently, I have begun to expand my website to include helpful information for those in business alongside me. You can see all the new resources here. This page is being updated constantly with new information I would have found helpful when building my business years ago.

Ready to grab my NEW e-guide?! How to Register your LLC in South Carolina, A DIY Educational Guide.

Along with those educational resources, I wanted to create some helpful products and offerings of my own to help ease the lives of my fellow wedding photographers. Be on the lookout for an official SHOP LAUNCH very soon. But if you are already reading this blog post before the start of 2022, you are the first to get a sneak peek into all the magic that’s coming very soon! Congrats!! 😉

Ready to grab my NEW e-guide?! How to Register your LLC in South Carolina, A DIY Educational Guide.

One of the biggest questions I hear from creative business owners is that they don’t know where to start when it comes to legalizing their businesses. Today, I wanted to dive right in an discuss the basics of forming an LLC in South Carolina. This can seem like a really scary topic, and I’ve connected with so many photographers who just don’t do it for this very reason. I want to empower you that you can form an LLC! And it also might be a really smart decision for you to do so. But first, let me take a second to remind you…

** PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER: While this educational blog post and advertised e-guide was created by a licensed South Carolina attorney, the information in both are purely educational. The information in this blog post and guide is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.**

So, why choose an LLC? And what’s the big deal about LLCs anyway? Do you really need one? In short, you might not need one, but your business might benefit greatly from being an LLC. The main benefit of forming an LLC is limiting the liability of your personal assets when it comes to matters solely pertaining to your business. The key to remember, however, is that even if you form an LLC, you must strive to keep your personal and business finances separate as well. That’s where a business bank account and good accountant come into the game! But, as far as actually forming the LLC? Read on to learn the actual steps!

Ready to grab my NEW e-guide?! How to Register your LLC in South Carolina, A DIY Educational Guide.

** PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER: While this educational blog post and advertised e-guide was created by a licensed South Carolina attorney, the information in both are purely educational. The information in this blog post and guide is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.**

When it comes to forming your LLC in South Carolina, there are a few important steps. Remember these steps are South Carolina specific. If you live in another state, these steps may be different or not apply altogether. Keep in mind, nothing compares to legal counsel. If you have specific questions about your business, it’s important you consult a licensed attorney in your state. Here are the steps:

  1. Decide on a name for your LLC. The name must be distinct from any other LLC registered in the state of South Carolina.
  2. Name a registered agent. This can be you or someone else. Your registered agent is the state’s point of contact for your business. As such, they must be at least 18 years old and a resident of South Carolina.
  3. File your articles of organization with the Secretary of State. The articles submitted must include basic information about your business. This can be online or by mail along with a filing fee.
  4. Draft an operating agreement. While this is not always a legal requirement in South Carolina, it might be a good idea to have one in place to clarify any special considerations in your business.
  5. Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This is applied for through the IRS and is essential if you plan to have employees or even open a business bank account.

All of this and much more is in my brand new LLC Formation e-guide. This educational DIY Guide takes you through each step of the LLC formation process in South Carolina. It also includes all the links to the documents you’ll need in one easy place.

Ready to grab my NEW e-guide?! How to Register your LLC in South Carolina, A DIY Educational Guide.

** PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER: While this educational blog post and advertised e-guide was created by a licensed South Carolina attorney, the information in both are purely educational. The information in this blog post and guide is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.**

Thanks for joining me on this new journey! Interested to view all the new and upcoming products in the Nichole Lauren Shop? We have everything from mobile presets, questionnaires, e-guides, and even contract templates coming soon! Take a look around the shop and other resources for photographers and small biz owners here.

Ready to grab my NEW e-guide?! How to Register your LLC in South Carolina, A DIY Educational Guide.

** PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER: While this educational blog post and advertised e-guide was created by a licensed South Carolina attorney, the information in both are purely educational. The information in this blog post and guide is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.**

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October 20, 2021

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