Sunday, November 4, 2018

Business Names

Reservation of a business name does not register the business or provide any legal rights to the name. A professional corporation, as the name implies, is a corporation made up exclusively of licensed professionals. Domestic and foreign corporations must file an Application for Fictitious Namewith the Secretary of State. A professional corporation is created, and otherwise operates and is treated, in the same manner as a general business corporation. As far as naming your business, there are professional naming firms that will come up with a great name for your business, but costs can be prohibitive.

Even if you have great content a great domain name will help you build a brand. In the constantly expanding digital marketplace, your brand name can travel further than ever before, and a catchy domain name can have a huge impact on your business. After you enter your keywords, the page is divided into several categories such as common, similar, new, and fun to help you find the right domain for your needs. Now go through your list of saved ideas crossing off names that are hard to spell, hard to pronounce, confusing or may have negative connotations. As you create your Naming Brief, and move on to the real business of actually coming up with great name ideas, it pays to be aware of the different naming categories that entrepreneurs and small business owners usually gravitate towards the most.

One of the ways you can help customers remember your new business is to put the address right in the business name. Now you need the perfect name for your business, product, website, or whatever it is that is now nameless. To get close to exclusivity, you have to be first, you have to be national, and you have to be alert. To accept checks in your business name, most banks will ask you to show them your DBA, and will require you to open a separate account.

Renewal notices will be sent by mail to the address for service of documents for your business. You will not be sent a conformed copy if a prepaid return envelope is not provided. The address of all parties must appear on any instrument by which title to any interest therein is conveyed, assigned, encumbered or otherwise disposed of. In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you.

You can receive several different types of notices from the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools. You may not even be able to start the business you want to start where you are now, because of issues such as space and zoning. You may still be able to use a business name that someone else is using, if you are using the name for a different line of business or if your business competes in a different geographic market than another business.

Estimated tax is the method used to pay taxes on income that is not subject to withholding. You may be charged a penalty if you do not pay enough through withholding or estimated tax payments. Once payment has been completed, you will receive your certificate via the email that you provided.