Many early Solano startups don't know that the annual California state franchise tax is a minimum of $800/year regardless of your profits. So filing as a sole proprietor can make sense.
You may want to innovate, and get creative. But company formation might be plain-vanilla as possible. Solano Business News and links doesn't give advice. They may have interesting opinions you don't want to miss.
Many files their corporation papers online (though we aren't legally advising you use LegalZoom.com). Or hire a Solano attorney in Fairfield. Entrepreneurs can just walk into the 80 suite office building and ask the receptionist for any one of the many Fairfield lawyers at 1652 West Texas St in Fairfield. More law firms are there than any other office building in Solano and Napa County.
Cheat Sheet: Google these topics or ask Solano Small Business Center in Fairfield. You don't need to only rely on any one website or person. Solano Business News suggests you always get multiple options from different sources on and off line.
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