Sole Proprietors & DBAs

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

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Don't believe the hype about these common online business misunderstandings.

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Find out if you're ready to start a business by answering these questions.

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Affordable Businesses You Can Start With Little or No Money

Launching a business can be pricey, but there are affordable ways to start.

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File a DBA in California

Filing a DBA allows a company to do business with a different name than the one it's registered as.

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How to Choose the Right Business Structure for You

Which legal business structure makes the most sense for you often depends on your future plans for your company.

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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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Do Business Partners need a DBA?

Find out when you need to register a business name, why some states require registration, the penalties of failing to register, and more.

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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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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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