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How to Form an LLC in California

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Learn how to form a California LLC yourself

Read our DIY guide to California LLC formation, with information on Registered Agents, naming rules, business licenses and more.

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Why Start a California LLC?

The State of California offers a wide range of business incentives and tax credits to LLCs and other business entities that meet certain requirements. For example, the New Employment Credit offers tax credits to companies that hire qualified full-time employees within designated geographic areas.


For most people starting a business, a California limited liability company (LLC) is the easiest, fastest way to go. An ideal entity for startups and small- to medium-sized businesses, an LLC also gives you the advantages and protections of larger corporations, but with simpler rules and regulations.


If an LLC isn't the right entity for the type of business you're starting, you may want to consider forming a California Corporation instead.

Starting a Small Business in California Checklist

To help you along the way, use our Starting a Business checklist to keep track of everything you need to do to get your business up and running.

How to Form a California LLC Yourself in 6 Steps

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