Register Your Business Name
So now that you've decided what you do, you need to actually register your business. Now, this requires a lot of different paperwork. I'm not gonna lie in my region, I used a company to do that. Um And this is also a really good step to be talking about talking to an accountant to help them register your business officially. So generally you your accountant or the website that you hire will have to go to your city, your county or your state, your depending on your region and fill out some paperwork to apply for your business and entity. This will also include in most regions uh you're gonna have to pay a fee and start to register your fictitious name in a public space because it's announcing that you are a business out to the world. That's sort of a law at least in our region. Um It might be different where you live but be prepared for that and that will take some time. So in order to get started with this, if you have nowhere to look, go to the internet and search how to file a D. B. ...
A. In your city. So for us how to file a D. B. A. In Los Angeles um that's the easiest and fastest way to get to, you should be directed to your cities website where it will give you more information and actually you can download the pdf to start getting to work on those. Um I think it would be super helpful to go to an accountant or a website like Legalzoom, it'll help you really kind of get going, you pay a little bit extra, but you know that everything's kind of taken care of once you've done this check off that box on your worksheet. Um It depends on where you are, but sometimes this can take anywhere from a week to a month to three months, depending on your city and your state, So be patient. Um There's a lot of other things that you can start working on to start your business and get going. Um But again, this is very important if you want to be official business and be protected.