Business Types

Sole Proprietorship


Unincorporated self-employment without legal protection. Sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business. Read more: Small Business Administration: Sole Proprietorship.

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: Small Business Administration: LLC or S-Corporation.

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.