If you are considering starting a business in the state of Pennsylvania, you should think about forming an LLC from the beginning. Doing so gets a lot of paperwork out of the way and provides you with a handful of tax advantages. Having your business listed as an LLC also protects the owner's personal liabilities should the company ever face a lawsuit. Here's how you form an LLC in Pennsylvania.
You must first follow the guidelines for naming your LLC. You cannot use any restricted words, such as attorney, bank or university without having extra paperwork completed and an attorney associated with your LLC. You cannot use prohibited words such as secret service, FBI or Treasury. Once you decide on a name for the company, be sure to check if it is available using the State of Pennsylvania website.