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    Can someone underage own a sole proprietorship? (CA)?

    In the coming year I'm planning to start a publishing company that will basically publish books (for now) in a process of editing, getting them printed, and selling to distributors. The thing is I'm underage (14 years old, turning 15 in June) and I was wondering can I own a sole proprietorship myself, in California? My goal is to just keep things simple and with as little risk to my family. If I can't do this my mom said that she will support me by creating the company herself but I'd much rather do it to have it as mine and also because I don't have many assets to loose if a liability problem occurs. Also I don't want to pay all the fees for having a LLC or a corporation. Too complicated. So in summary, my question is can someone underage own a sole proprietorship in California?
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    to be technical, No. to be technical and helpful, yes, with a very specific caveat: YOU must have a parent or relative actively involved who signs everything; you may not have a web site or do anything without their presence and their signatures! That is how singers and actors bloom from pre-teen years through adult hood--they set up trusts and the parents run those till the child hits age 18. That worked for Shirley Temple and others and according to rumor, not for many others--whose parents feasted and left the kids poor. luck to you
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