How to Start a Business in California
More than 200,000 new business opened in California in 2001. This number reflects an average increase of 7.3 percent per year for the last decade.
- Determine your form of business in order to make the best choice for your company.
- Learn various ways to finance your California business from using your personal savings to selling shares of your business.
- Protect yourself by understanding both California and federal employment/labor laws.
- Become familiar with California, federal and out-of-state tax structures in order to operate your business profitably.
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Deciding to Start a Business
Choosing and Starting a Form of Business
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