Selecting a Business Structure
Limited Liability Partnership
Limited Liability Company
Common Business Licenses/Permits
Many businesses require some form of permitting or registration at the state or local level. Follow the link below to view a partial list of common lines of business that require registration/licensing/permits with specific agencies/commissions or local government. Learn More about Common Business Licenses and Permits
Check Name Availability/Reserve a Name
You should not begin using a business name until you are certain that it is available for use. A business name is not available if it is already being used by an existing business on file with the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State.
Once you have an idea of what name you want for your business, you may check to see if it is already taken by performing a name availability search.
A name may also be reserved to ensure availability. A name reservation is not required and is effective for 120 days from the date of filing.
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HAVE BUSINESS QUESTIONS?
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HAVE TECHNICAL QUESTIONS?
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