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This document provides a very broad-brush overview of the many important factors you should consider when starting a business in California. It covers a wide range of useful topics, including trademarks, business structure, legal requirements, and the importance of having a solid business plan. Our hope is that you will use this document as a roadmap and valuable resource as you navigate the often overwhelming process of starting a business.
As you read, you may find it helpful to refer to Starting a Business Checklist, a helpful guide posted by the office of the Secretary of State of California.