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Help Understanding Different Types of Companies
Businesses can be created in many different forms - incorporated businesses, limited partnerships, fictitious businesses, companies issuing stock and so on.
The way a business is set up helps determine legal and tax liability issues and which government agencies regulate it.
Here are several guides to doing business in California that explain the different types of companies and the government agencies with which each must file.
Starting a Business
At the California Secretary of State's website