I had a business lunch today at the U.N. and we talked about how LLCs have to be published which means a public notice of your business in two newspapers. This is a statute in New York, and I assume it is in most states as well. Well, to get published you can use a service but that can run you a lot of money. On the other side of the fence, newspapers are suffering from reduced advertising dollars. So the solution is simple–newspapers should reach out directly to entrepreneurs and small business owners in order to help each other. It’s a win-win situation. Maybe an online form or web application would work. If anyone knows about this, let me know. Feel free to use this idea, since I cannot start another business/project.
For the steps on how to publish, check out this post from New York Small Business Law.