quote:So I think I need to register an assumed name (DBA) in my local city, right? I would appreciate any general suggestions/anecdotes that you all may have. Also, one specific question: would I be able to cash a check which pays to the order of my registered DBA?
A sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business where one individual conducts the business. The business owner is personally liable for all the obligations of the business. A sole proprietor does not have to be registered unless the business uses an assumed business name. If the name of the business does not include the legal name of the business owner, the business name must be registered as an assumed name with the local city or town in which it is located. This allows the public to identify who is transacting business under that business name.