Business Types

Sole Proprietorship
Unincorporated self-employment without legal protection. Sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business. Read more: self-employment information at the IRS.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Unincorporated self-employment with legal protection. Limited liability company is defined by state law but not federal law. There are some tax considerations for this type of company. Read more: LLC information at the IRS.

S-Corporations and C-Corporations
These types of corporations are more elaborate than those listed above. It is advised that you consult your attorney for more information. Read more: Oregon Secretary of State guide.

General, Limited, and Limited Liability Partnerships
These types of corporations tend to be used only in certain situations. It is advised that you consult your attorney for more information. Read more: Oregon Secretary of State guide.