When using a business name(e.g., Super Co.) other than your own personal name(e.g., John Doe), you will need to register the name and get a certificate that is called an assumed business name, a fictitious business name, a trade firm name or a Doing Business As (DBA) name.
If you use a trade name to do business with ( for example, your name is john doe and your business name is "excellence lawn care company," you will need to file a dba.
Businesses using a name other than the owner's legal name are required to register a DBA / Assumed Business Name Certificate.
Note that you can incorporate or form an LLC instead of filing a DBA.
If you are an LLC or Corporation you don't need a dba.
Submit a form with your business information.
Select the permits you need.
Submit the form and pay for the services.
We will obtain the permit and mail and or email them to you.
All business permit also called a license, business tax registration or home occupation permit.
All wholesalers, retailers and wholesale buyers need a seller's permit.
An LLC is an legal entity structure. It will protect both your personal and business assets.
Users of a trade name, must register the name with a Doing Business As, (DBA) certificate.
First, if you using a trade name, you need to register, it. Then, your businesses must obtain a business license, and an EIN. When registering the name, you also choose the business structure because.
Anyway, you need to select legal structure as a sole propr., partnership, or LLC, Corp. Legal structure selection requires a certificate filing. For example, an LLC requires an LLC articles of organization certificate.
DBA obtainment is $39 plus state fee, Seller's Permit $39, and LLC/Corp. is $49 plus state filing fees.Most filings are done on the same day or about 1-3 days. To see LLC and Corp. click here.
You can take a short quiz and it will tell you what you need to register your business. Click on the "Quiz" link at the top of the page.
Where and How to obtain the permits
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?
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
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.