Business Licenses for Small Business

July 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Any new business must get the approval from the county, state or country of business to actually run the business in the planned local. The type of business determines if a local license is needed or a more extensive federal license is required to run the business. In addition there might be several permits that are […]

DBA Law

March 21, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

When an individual decides to start a business, usually a sole proprietor ship is formed. This is just a simple company with one business owner and usually no employees to start. In addition all business income is reported through the business owner’s personal taxes and the business owner assumes sole responsibility for paying those taxes. […]

Benefits of Having a DBA

January 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Most individuals, when starting a business begin as a sole proprietor without formal incorporation of the business. Typically, the business owner will decide on a name for the business. Hence, we have Mr. John Doe doing business as The Widget Company. The business owner will probably file his or her business name under fictitious names […]

Fictitious Business Name – FBN vs. DBA

December 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When doing business, the majority or business owners choose to have a separate name for the business other than their own. The name, once chosen is registered with the county of operation. This is followed by opening up a business account in the new name and perhaps applying for a business credit card or line […]

Filing a DBA Versus Forming a Corporation or LLC

November 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A DBA permits a business owner to conduct business under a specific name. This is the standard type of filing for a sole proprietorship or a general partnership. A Corporation or LLC file a DBA when the company wants to conduct business under a different name than the Corporation or LLC. Forming a Corporation or […]

How-To Obtain A Business License Or Permit

October 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a new business is started a business license is required to conduct daily operations. The license may be required at the local level or at the state level. The type of license required depends on the regulations of the local and state government. Regardless, the first order of business is to register the name […]

How a DBA Gives Name Protection

July 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A DBA, “doing business as” is a means by which you let the county know what your business name is and who owns the business. A DBA registration is required when the business name is not the same as the individual owner’s personal name. Name Protection Filing a business name as a DBA with the […]

Why Form a DBA?

June 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A business is required to file a DBA when the name of the business is not the owner’s name. For example if you call yourself Bob Smith Landscaping you do not need to file a DBA . If you decide to call your company Branches and Bushes Landscaping then you must file a DBA with […]

How to Fill out DBA Forms

June 8, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

The new business owner will typically choose a name for the busy that clearly states what the business does and is memorable to its customers. Once the name is chosen it must be filed as a DBA with the local government. The trick is to fill out the DBA forms correctly the first time Specify […]

How to Open a Bank Account with a DBA

June 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most important objectives that should be accomplished when a DBA or any business is established is separation of business and personal funds. The new business owner should get a business credit card as well as a separate business bank account. To open a business bank account for a DBA there are a […]