There’s no shortage of resources and information regardless of whether you are just starting out or trying to introduce new products or services to the market. Understanding the various types and structures of businesses is essential to the success of your venture. Individual companies are very common. They can range from sole proprietorships all the way to single-owner LLCs. These types of businesses are not registered with the federal or state government however they may require specific licenses and permits based on their industry.

Check out this success story from our San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center featuring Diana Tapiz of Tres Fuegos Cocina, which is a Mexican and Japanese fusion restaurant.