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09-12-2001, 04:37 PM
What does it take to incorporate in California?
09-12-2001, 09:14 PM
GUIDE TO STARTING A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
"This guide describes certain basic considerations and costs involved in forming a California corporation. Although California law is emphasized, the legal concepts are much the same in other states. Importantly, when starting a company no single business decision should be made in isolation but should be made in the context of other actions. For example, an improperly priced sale of common stock to founders immediately followed by a sale of preferred stock can result in a significant tax liability to the founders. This guide is only an overview, particularly as to tax issues, and is not intended to be a substitute for a professional advisor's analysis and recommendations on individual fact situations involved in forming a corporation.
A. Selecting the Form of Business Organization
2. Sole Proprietorship
3. General Partnership
4. Limited Partnership
5. Limited Liability Company
B. S Corporation
C. Initial Capital Structure
2. Minimum Capital
3. Legal Consideration
5. Use of Debt
6. Vesting and Rights of First Refusal
D. Sales of Securities
E. Choosing a Business Name
F. Selecting the Location for the Business
G. Qualifying to do Business in another State"
etc etc etc
09-13-2001, 12:19 AM
http://www.corporate.com is good. It'll run you a couple hundred bucks.
Or do you have more specific questions, like what you need to keep it going in the way of meetings, records, taxes, etc.?
09-13-2001, 12:40 AM
Well, more specifically I was considering a web site that would be selling a service and perhaps some products. I want a way to absolve myself of liability. What I mean is, should anyone bring suit against my 'company' for any reason, I want my personal assets safe. The best way I can figure to do that is by creating a corporate entity that owns the site.
09-13-2001, 01:28 AM
Then corporate.com is what you want.
Want to tell us about your business idea?
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