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A corporation comprised of a small number of individuals who contribute to the success of the business operations. Also called closely held corporation. Stock in close corporations is typically sale-restricted, so that shares must be first offered to the corporation or to the other shareholders before they can be sold to outsiders.Sale restrictions must be noted on the face of stock certificates, putting buyers on notice that an attempted sale may be void if all requirements have not been met.