When should you apply for a DBA?

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When should you apply for a DBA?

I “started” my business 8 months ago but I took some time off. I’ve had a website but did not get a DBA (since I was going to school and wasn’t doing anything with the business insofar as taking on any work). I did however complete work for 1 customer (business is car detailing at the customers location). Should I get a DBA now? I’m not entirely sure what to do and want to avoid legal trouble/penalties later.

Asked on February 4, 2012 under Business Law, Illinois


Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you will want to secure a DBA and/or work with an attorney to form a corporation or LLC...there are many reasons to think about what form you want to conduct business. For a free memorandum on the advantages and disadvantages of various legal entities, including operating as a DBA, jsut send us an email.

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