Take the partnership contract you designed and have it certified notarized. This means that each partner must sign the form in the presence of the notary. While not all states require to be certified, there is no harm in taking this step. If your state requires the partnership form to be notarized, let it do it at the same time. Create a partnership agreement. Several forms are available online as a proposed starting point. As a general rule, the social contract should include the full legal name of each partner, the name of the company, the percentage of capital that each partner contributes, how profits are distributed, how new partners are admitted and how to end the partnership. Partnership agreements provide each partner with a legal document that they can rely on in case of major problems. Fill out your state`s partnership form.

Bring the partnership contract and partnership form to your Secretary of State. . . .