Gil Silberman’s answer is on point regarding the State of California’s wait time. I just want to note that one thing which can facilitate a quicker time frame is hiring an attorney. Hiring a startup attorney to complete the incorporation process inherently speeds it up because they do this stuff for a living – and know the best ways / mechanisms to speed up the process. Doing it yourself often requires time spent learning how to do it right, and then taking the risk that you are indeed doing it right; it’s just not worth it.
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