Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the close corporation, part of Setting Up Your Small Business as a Legal Entity.
- There are a lot of corporate formalities…that a small business has to observe…if they're going to be a corporation.…They have to have their annual minutes,…they have to have a board of directors,…they have to have meetings.…Some states know this and they've created…a special class of corporation called the close corporation.…It's for corporations with small groups of people.…A close corporation is generally a smaller corporation…that elects that status and is therefore entitled…to operated without the strict formalities…that are normally required of a corporation.…
Many small businesses find it beneficial.…In essence, a close corporation is a corporation…whose shareholders and directors are entitled…to operate very much like a partnership.…The close corporation, election is made at the state level.…State laws vary with respect to the eligibility…of being a close corporation.…Each state varies.…Some states don't recognize them at all.…Corporations must meet particular requirements…to be eligible for close corporation status.…
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