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 LLC in order to advertise as or [...]
What’s in a name? More than you might realize when it comes to choosing one for your business! Aside from the obvious must haves of grabbing customers’ attention and being memorable, a business name must also be available to use—and protected. Selecting a name for your company is only the first step in the process. You also have to determine that no one else is already using the name by performing a name search. Then register your business name, so you can legally use it and so other businesses don’t try to claim it as their own. Imagine [...]
So you have an idea and want to get that business off the ground - congratulations!! When planning the steps to start your business, there are some legal aspects you don’t want to overlook. These steps may not be the most glamorous parts of starting a business, but you want to make sure the business is set up properly from the start to avoid issues down the road. Here are my must-do steps to legally start a business followed by a special offer on CorpNet.com services: 1 - Choose a business name Have an ideal name in mind [...]
Another month, another great set of 5-star CorpNet reviews to showcase our stellar customer service. Our team has been hard at work helping all kinds of clients with their business startup needs. From assisting someone who accidentally selected the wrong entity to helping an oversees entrepreneur, our team gets the job done so you can focus on what you do best - running your business. Here is a look at why customers love using CorpNet.com to incorporate, form an LLC, file a DBA and more! Check out all of our reviews on TrustPilot. Are you ready to get [...]
We get asked a lot how we are different from our competitors. Although we offer similar services, we take great pride in our stellar customer service which sets us apart from the rest! You call us, use our chat feature or email us - one of stellar tenured business filing experts in our Westlake Village, CA headquarters will answer. We’re a small team who wants the best for you and your business! No outsourced call centers here! Just to show how much our customers love us we are starting a new series on the CorpNet Blog sharing some CorpNet reviews. [...]
DBA who? Also called a fictitious business name, trade name, or assumed business name, a Doing Business As (DBA) filing lets the public know you’re the true owner of your business. Do you need one 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 Doe wants to open a gift boutique called Things That Matter, she would need to file a DBA. In some states, [...]
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It's possible to create a separate business entity for each venture you start. However, this can result in excess paperwork and legal filings. And in many cases, each business may not be earning a significant amount of revenue individually, making the paperwork seem especially tedious. To save some headaches and paper, this article provdies you with great tips to consider when dealing with multiple business types.
Over the course of my career, I’ve helped over hundreds of thousands of small business owners incorporate a business or form and LLC. But I’ve also found there can be just as many questions after incorporating a business or forming an LLC. In this post, I’ve put together some of the more commonly asked questions to help you navigate life after the incorporation or LLC formation process.
Nellie Akalp is a savvy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of four. As the CEO of CorpNet.com, she runs a small business that helps guide entrepreneurs and small business owners through the process of starting a business, incorporating a business, and filing business-critical legal documentation with an easy and cost-effective online service. CorpNet.com’s incorporation packages start at $49 (in addition to State filing fees) to do all the work of forming a Corporation or LLC. “Being an entrepreneur is a dream come true,” says Nellie. “We’ll help make it happen for you.”