The first step to starting a Virginia LLC is to choose an LLC name. Make sure your desired business name is not already being used by another company, and that it meets Virginia’s name rules.
Note: The Virginia State Corporation Commission has updated their business search tool since the making of this video. While the video above may not appear the same as the current tool, the way to search your Virginia LLC name is still the same.
Search your Virginia LLC Name
There are two ways to search for an available LLC name in Virginia.
You can use the Business Entity Search to look at existing businesses registered in the state. You can also use the Name Availability Search, which will tell you whether or not your LLC name is distinguishable. We recommend using both search tools.
Contact Info: Virginia State Corporation Commission
Next Step: Virginia Registered Agent
After you’ve found an available Virginia LLC name, you can proceed to the next lesson: Virginia Registered Agent.
And check out TRUIC’s business name generator if you need help coming up with an LLC name.