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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS  NAME DBA 


DBA Fictitious/Assumed/Trade Name
WHAT IS A DBA FICTITIOUS/ASSUMED/TRADE NAME?
A DBA stands for "Doing Business As" and it is the Filing of your doing business as trade name. For example, if you do business as "Joe's Fine Merchandise, " "Joe's Fine Merchandise" is a trade name. You need to file it with a clerk. If you do, you will obtain a DBA certificate that will help you create stationary and advertise with that name.
Who Needs a DBA?
Users of a trade name need one.  If you file an LLC or Corporation, you can use the corp or LLC name to advertise and you will not need to file a DBA. 
DBA vs. LLC 
If you are going to make any serious money such as more than $50,000 per year, you may want to form an LLC or coproration. It is the best to help you save on taxes and protect you from personal liability. .
WHERE TO OBTAIN A DBA
You can obtain all permits for your business here online.

FILE DBA ONLINE

Obtain all business permits here online.

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS

Follow The Steps Below

1. Select Entity

* LLC (Limited Liability Co.
* Sole Proprietor (DBA)
* Partnership, or
* Incorporation as S Corporation  C Corporation, or Nonprofit Corp.

2. Get Licenses

 
* A Business License, and/or
Home Occupation Permit, or
* Vendor's License, or
Peddler's License, or
* Tobacco License etc.

3. Register for Tax

All businesses need an EIN. If you sell tangible (touchable) products, you will need a sales tax ID. If you will hire, you will need a State Employer Tax ID. A business license is a type of general business tax Filing and it is required by all businesses.

Business Permit

All business permit also called a  license, business tax registration or home occupation permit.

Seller's Permit

All wholesalers, retailers and wholesale buyers need a seller's permit.  

LLC 

An LLC,  is an legal entity structure.  It will protect both your personal and business assets.

DBA

Users of a trade name, must register the name with a Doing Business As,  (DBA) certificate.  

Where and How to obtain the permits
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You can obtain all the permits here. As a business, you will need at least a business permit, an EIN permit, a seller's permit if you are buying /  selling wholesale or selling retail, a state EIN if you are hiring and an LLC, DBA, or Corporation if you want to become a corporate entity or simply register your assumed trade firm name.

How Do I obtain a business permit for my small business?  
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You need to know the requirements first. For example, there are permits on the federal, state, county and city levels.  For instance, hygiene related businesses must go thru the county while others thru the state only or the city. Still others, they may have to have federal permitting.  Finally, keep in mind that home and online businesses need permits. 

Learn more about the different permits
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When starting a business and getting permits, you need to know how to fill out the business permit application.  For example, some businesses must select the type of structure when filling out the permit application.  Being a home business may require you to get a home occupation permit and or a business permit.  

Register Online

Obtain all business licenses here online.

How It Works

Submit a Form

Submit a form with your business information.

Select Permits

Select the permits you need.

Check Out

Submit the form and pay for the services.

We Will Obtain Them

We will obtain the permit and mail and or email them to you. 

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