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Register Your Business in California

Think of your business entity like the engine of a car. Depending on the kind of engine you have, you'll be able to go down different terrains and operate at different speeds. The business entity you choose will impact the legal protection you have, the taxes you pay and more. Choose wisely!

California LLC

If you're wanting the most small business friendly structure with more flexibility and no double taxation, look into this guide.

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California Corporation

If you're wanting a business structure more suited for bigger businesses and raising outside investment, look into this guide.

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California Non-Profit

If you're looking to make a positive social impact, look into this guide.

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California DBA

If you're looking to operate under a name other than their own, look into this guide.

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Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs!

By learning about the journey of established business owners, the mistakes they’ve made and their best practices, you’ll be much better equipped to start a business.

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