What's at the End of Your Business Name Besides INC or LLC? | Attorney Aaron Hall

What’s at the End of Your Business Name Besides INC or LLC?

When you name your LLC or corporation, you need to decide which entity designation to include at the end. For example, “Angie’s Plumbing” might become “Angie’s Plumbing LLC” to indicate Angie’s Plumbing is a limited liability company.

This page lists the entity designations when starting a business in Minnesota.

Corporation

In Minnesota, a for-profit corporation may use the following designations in its name:

Co
CO
Co.
CO.
Companies
COMPANIES
Company
COMPANY
Corp
CORP
Corp.
CORP.
Corporation
CORPORATION
Corporations
CORPORATIONS
Inc
INC
Inc.
INC.
Incorporated
INCORPORATED
Limited
LIMITED
Ltd
LTD
Ltd.
LTD.

Professional Corporation

In Minnesota, a professional corporation (governed under the Minnesota Professional Firms Act) may use the following designations in its name:

Chartered
CHARTERED
Limited
LIMITED
Ltd
LTD
Ltd.
LTD.
P. A.
P. C.
P. S. C.
P.A.
P.C.
P.S.C.
PA
PC
Professional Association
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Professional Corporation
PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
Professional Service Corporation
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION
PSC
S. C.
S.C.
SC
Service Corporation
SERVICE CORPORATION

Limited Liability Company

In Minnesota, an LLC may use the following designations in its name:

L. L. C.
L.L.C.
Limited Liability Company
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
LLC

Professional Limited Liability Company

In Minnesota, a professional LLC (governed under the Minnesota Professional Firms Act) may use the following designations in its name:

L. L. C.
L.L.C.
Limited Liability Company
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
LLC
P. L. C.
P. L. L. C.
P.L.C.
P.L.L.C.
PLC
PLLC
Professional Limited Liability Company
PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

Other Entity Types

This list does not cover the following types of business registrations (so consult with an attorney):

  • Assumed Name
  • Cooperative
  • Cooperative Association
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Nonprofit Corporation