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Help Clients Choose What Is the Best Business Structure Without Fear of Unauthorized Practice of Law

What is the best business structure? Here's how to help your clients (and boost your revenue) without illegally engaging in the practice of law.

2019-09-03T05:40:36-07:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Growth and Expansion, Partner Program, Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , |

Start a Business Checklist for a Home Based Business

Knowing your how to start a business checklist for a home based business may sound simple to most people. With no need to rent or buy office space and worry about setting up workstations for employees, how tough can it be, right?

Well, although setting up shop at home offers some degree of simplicity, business owners who work out of their homes still face some of the same legal considerations companies with dedicated places of business do on how to start a business from home.

If you’re contemplating about launching a business and how […]

2019-09-03T05:40:43-07:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , , |

Fictitious Name Registration: Know What It Is and Why You Need One

Why You Might Need to Process a Fictitious Name Registration

As a small business owner, it’s important to able to pivot quickly if the marketplace isn’t buying what you sell. That was a lesson I learned immediately after I started my business in 2008. Initially, our business planned to connect small and midsized business owners with companies that wanted to market to them. But did I mention it was 2008? As the economy crashed, big companies cut their budgets and the costly services we’d planned to sell were a no go. We had to […]

2019-09-03T05:40:52-07:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

What Is a Fictitious Name?

What Is a fictitious name? A fictitious name is a name other than your proper legal business entity name that you formally get permission from the state (or county) to use when conducting business. You may also see a fictitious business name referred to as a “Doing Business As” (DBA), “assumed name,” or “trade name.”

Throughout this post, I will use the terms “fictitious name” and “DBA” interchangeably. At CorpNet, we help business owners throughout the United States file DBAs. Fictitious names can benefit businesses of all types—from sole proprietorships to LLCs to […]

2019-09-03T05:41:46-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , |

Breaking Down Business Entity Types

One of the most important steps you’ll need to make when starting your business is reviewing business entity types and deciding which one you should choose for your company. The structure you pick will affect your business from legal and tax obligation standpoints. That’s why it pays to understand the various business entity types—and the potential advantages and downsides of each.

I recommend talking with a business attorney and accounting professional for guidance. In the meantime, I’m going to share some information about the most commonly used business structures to give you a […]

Filing a DBA – FAQ

This month in our FAQ series, we tackle the most commonly asked questions about one of the most popular entity types – the DBA.

Starting a business can be overwhelming, and one of the first and most important steps is choosing a business entity. A DBA, which stands for “Doing Business As”, is also known as a fictitious business name or assumed business name. A sole proprietor can file a DBA in order to operate under their preferred business name, or a DBA can be filed underneath an existing corporation or […]

2019-09-03T05:42:42-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , |

Delving Into The DBA: Does Your Small Business Need To File For One?

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A DBA is a fictitious business name, trade name, or assumed business name. This DBA, which is short for Doing Business As, is a filing lets the public know you’re the true owner of your business.

Do you need a DBA for your business?

You’ll need a DBA if one of the following scenarios applies to you:

1. You’re a sole proprietor or general partnership and want to conduct business using a name that’s different from your own name.

For example, if Jane […]

2019-09-03T05:43:43-07:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

5 Tips to Incorporate Your Business

Is incorporating a business on your list of to dos for 2015? If so, you’ll set the stage for a fantastic year for your business! Whether you plan to incorporate in California, Tennessee, Ohio, or any of our 50 states, the following tips will make it easier for you.

2019-09-03T05:46:12-07:00January 5th, 2015|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

The Difference Between a DBA, Sole Proprietor, Corporation and LLC

When you’re starting or running a small business, countless questions arise, particularly surrounding your business’ legal structure: Is my business legal? What kind of business structure means I’ll pay the least in taxes? What happens if my business gets sued? What business structure is best for me?

2019-09-03T05:47:22-07:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , , |