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What Is A Close Corporation ?

A close corporation is also known as a closely held corporation. It is a corporation in which the stock of the corporation cannot be traded on a public exchange such as the NYSE, NASDAQ, etc. and the number of shareholders must be specified, and typically cannot exceed 30 and certain limitations may be placed on the transfer of stock. A close corporation can be advantageous for small businesses.

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