Arizona Business Startup

Everything you need to know about starting an Arizona small business

If you're thinking about starting a business in Arizona, you've come to the right place. With so many types of business structures to chose from, how can you determine the right fit for your Arizona startup?

Here, we’ve collected information about all different types of businesses in Arizona so that you can make an informed decision on what is best for you. Start your small business in Arizona as an informed and prepared entrepreneur.

Arizona C Corporation

Forming an Arizona C corporation is not a difficult process; simply file Arizona Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State’s Business Division. A C corporation is the default type of corporation, and it has the most flexible ownership structure of the corporations.

Review further information on starting an Arizona C Corporation.

Arizona S Corporation

Forming an S corporation is a similar process to a C corporation, except there’s an extra form to file to obtain the “S” tax classification.

Learn more about an Arizona S Corporation.

Arizona LLC

A Limited Liability Company gives you the most flexibility in tax structure, because you have options in how you wish to be taxed. An LLC can be a single-owner LLC or a multiple-owner LLC, and it can be managed by members or managers.

Learn more about forming an Arizona LLC.

Foreign Corporation in Arizona

Most incorporated businesses, such as corporations or LLCs, that were formed outside of the state must file as a foreign entity before doing business in Arizona.

Learn more about forming an Arizona Foreign Corporation.

Nonprofit Corporation in Arizona

A basic nonprofit corporation is formed at the state level in much the same way as a for-profit corporation; then, an eligible nonprofit can register at the Federal level for 501c3 status, which enables it to accept tax-deductable donations and other benefits.

Take a look at more information on forming an Arizona 501c3 Arizona 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation.

Trade Names in Arizona

A DBA, or Doing Business As, is known as a Trade Name in Arizona. Traditionally, a Trade Name is the simplest way to conduct business as a sole proprietor. Trade Names in Arizona are filed at the state level whether they’re owned by a partnership, individual, or incorporated business.

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