questions about DBA and other forms required to start business


I'm starting a small business (just me, no employees) doing graphics that can be purchased digitally and/or the originals mailed, as well as live graphic recording and graphic facilitation, and possibly teaching, training, and consulting. I would like to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area, but not in the city or county I am in now and will move once financially possible. I also plan to travel a lot, since my business would not be tied to a physical place. How to I know which forms to fill out (or the location of business to put on them) if I don't have a physical place or even a permanent working space now?

Business Travel DBA

asked Oct 13 '12 at 13:18
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You have to know.

DBA's are administered by local governments (usually counties in the State of California ). Your DBA in one county is meaningless in another. You have to DBA in any county you're doing (physical) business at.

Business licenses are issued by cities, so if you have a fixed location for your business - you should apply for the license in the relevant town-hall.

Entities (LLC's/Corporations) are registered at the state level, with the Secretary of State (in California, each state has each own agency). They too require an address for the entity, but you can always update the address if it changes (or use a forwarding service/virtual office).

answered Oct 13 '12 at 15:04
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Since the evolution of the internet, business organizations have started taking their business online. The internet has not only helped them in increasing their business but also, it has helped companies in gaining a lot of new customers to their business. Taking your business online doesn't mean deploying your company's website over the internet will immediately give you a lot of profit. You have to work 24/7 to be ahead from your competitors.

Travel App Development is the best idea to start a small business. With the latest onset technology, almost everyone now is very much handy with various smartphone applications to make their orders and deals very easily and simply by clicking a few steps. So, it is great to have a travel application on your smartphone that can guide you to plan your holiday properly. With the increasing demand for travel apps among the travelers, it has now become a fruitful business to develop into a feature-full and easy-to-use travel application.

answered Sep 25 '19 at 12:28
Rakhi Bhatt
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