Heh, I just did some deep background research on corporations, thanks to you, Reliant.
There are such things as Private Corporations, which don't have shareholders, but have services for the public. It's kind of like a non-profit corporation, but it can earn money. Heheh.
Unless I'm incorrect on the facts that I researched...
Anyway, I find that there's so much work to be done to build a corporation, plus the legal issues...yuck.
I've just recently borrowed books from the local library on e-commerce and starting a home business. They're fun to read.