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Why Business Incorporation Matters

How do you know if a business is incorporated?

Why Business Incorporation Matters


If you have decided that incorporating your business is your best course of action, you might be wondering what to do next. Being incorporated is beneficial for both the business and the aspiring entrepreneur. Incorporating your business should also be done as soon as possible. You don’t want someone else taking advantage of your hard work.

You might also be wondering why there is a growing demand for business incorporation services in San Diego. Can’t you take all the necessary steps by yourself? Business incorporation services make a difference because professionals providing these services can take over all the tasks that come with the process of incorporation.

But first things first: here’s why incorporating your company is a wise call.

How do you know if a business is incorporated?

How to incorporate a small business Being incorporated is optional, but rest assured that it inspires trust and confidence in partners, vendors and consumer. It adds credibility, authority and legitimacy to the company. This is just one of the many perks of having an incorporated company.

To find out if a California business is incorporated, you should check with California’s Secretary of State office. All you need to do is search the online database for the entity number or name.

Bear in mind that the entity name search is not case sensitive. All letters are treated as uppercase. Likewise, the search ignores certain punctuation marks, symbols and common words. This, however does not apply if you enter the exact name, in which case you should include the punctuation included in the name. On the other hand, the search does not ignore spacing, so do not remove spaces between the words.

To get the best results, make sure you use distinctive and unique keywords for the search. For more limited results, use multiple keywords. If you use a single keyword, you will get a broader range of search results. Bear in mind that the keyword length should be limited to 12 characters.

How to incorporate a small business in the state of California?

Here is an overview of the steps you need to take when incorporating a small business in California:

  •         selecting the company name – the name should be both available, that is, not already in use, and effective;
  •         choose the location – although you are choosing California as your company’s headquarters, this does not mean that you are limited to doing business there;
  •         pick the corporation type – you can choose between three corporation types, namely, S corporation, C corporation and limited liability company;
  •         name the company directors – your corporation will be run by a board of directors;
  •         select the type of shares – you need to determine what type of shares your company will offer to stockholders, depending on whether your company is limited or private;
  •         acquiring a certificate of incorporation from the state’s corporate filing office;
  •         process and file the applicable paperwork – you can choose to do this by yourself or have a team of professionals do it for you.

As we said before, for first-time entrepreneurs, putting professionals in charge of the technicalities is always a good choice.

Reach out to us for comprehensive business incorporation services in San Diego

Get in touch with David York’s Tax Service and let us help you start things right. Our team has the unrivaled expertise and rich experience that we will employ to help you build your business from the ground up without leaving anything to chance. Before you know it, having your business premises in Downtown San Diego will no longer be just a distant fantasy. Call us today!