Sole Proprietors & DBAs

Learn about sole proprietorships and the perks of filing a DBA ("doing business as"), and get tips specific to your state.

45 green business ideas for aspiring entrepreneurs

A green business' commitment to sustainability creates a positive impact in your community while targeting a valuable market gap that allows you to…

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Do I need an EIN for a DBA?

An Employer Identification Number, or EIN, is a nine-digit number that identifies your business for federal tax purposes. Find out what you need if…

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13 retirement business ideas

Retirees have experience to draw upon and wisdom to share. Starting a business in retirement lets you generate a side income with flexible hours and…

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File a DBA in Idaho

If you want to do business under a different business name you’ll need to file for a DBA, or ‘Doing Business As.’ Find out more about how to get a…

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File a DBA in Kentucky

If you want to do business under a different business name you’ll need to file for a DBA, or ‘Doing Business As.’ Find out more about how to get a…

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What is a DBA?

Learn what a DBA is, who needs one, and how to get it in our complete guide.

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10 tips to turn your hobby into a business

Learn how to make money in your spare time by doing what you love.

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What are the main advantages of a sole proprietorship?

Sole proprietorships are inexpensive to form and give you more freedom and control, but they come with some significant drawbacks.

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How to Start a Cleaning Business (+ Checklist)

Looking to start a cleaning business? Read on for your no-mess, no-fuss guide to making that dream a squeaky, clean reality.

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File a DBA in Texas

Sometimes a business wants to operate under a different name. In Texas, that means the owners have to file for a DBA or ‘doing business as.’

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