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Trade Business Name

Starts @ $ 119

Starts @ $

Trade Business Name
Without an Trade Business Name, your business has to use its legal name which is the owner's last name.  

State law even requires you to operate your business under a filed  Trade Business Name even if a variation of your legal business name is used, and even if used for a short  time.

Trade Business Name is the same as a trade name.  It is the name of the business when officially registered with the government.

For example, you do business as  a sole proprietor using the business name  "Best Widgets Company".   

The business name is called an  Trade Business Name, or  fictitious firm name (as in Nevada).  

In other states, it goes by a fictitious business name, as in California, and assumed business name in Texas or Business Name Certificate in New York etc.  

It is also known as Doing Business As ( DBA ) because a business is doing business as a certain name as in the example above.

The point is that it has to be registered with a DBA certificate and in some cases also be published in a legal newspaper and a proof of publication obtained.

You can obtain it here online.

Businesses using a name other than the owner's name are required to register a DBA /  Trade  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.

We search  Legal Databases.   If you use a  Trade  business name that another business is already using, you may be sued for damages as well as for a judgment to be enjoined from using the business name.

In some cases, it can be obtained on the same day but normally it takes about 3-5 business days or if expedited can be done same day.  You will have the opportunity to choose expedited service when you check out.

1-5 Business Days. You will have a chance to purchase expedited service during payment. Most documents can be done in 1 to 3 days when expedited!

When Forming an LLC or Incorporating or registering a Trade Name  DBA
Trade Business Name

In Addition to a Trade Name, You May Need The Following:

Here Are The Permits, Tax  ID Number(s) & Other Registrations Required When Starting a Business

  • All Businesses need at a minimum a Business Permit  & an Fictitious Business Name.
  • If you are a retailer or wholesaler, you will need minimum a Sellers Permit  , & a Business Permit 

  • If you hire workers,  you will need minimum  a Federal Tax Id Number  & State Employer Permit , & a Business Permit.

  • Corporations and LLC s need  at a minimum a Federal Tax Id   & a Business Permit.
  • Partners need  at a minimum a Federal Tax Id    a Fictitious Business Name  & a Business Permit.

  •  Sole Owner/Proprietors may get and use a Federal Tax Id   & also  at a minimum get  a Business Permit  but also a Trade Name if using one.
  • Instead of filing an Trade Name, you can choose Incorporation or form an LLC  & You will not need an Trade Business Name


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