I have started a web design business at the start of 2012 with the potential to have international customers. So far, the customers are all from Colorado (where i have resided for the past 12 years.) However, I am travelling and working (do not have a residence in CO anymore) and have my contact address in NC with family. So, my questions is....where do I register this business? Do I need to register it at the state level or can I bypass that and just register at the federal level? I will register it as a sole proprietorship but have a fictious name that I also need to register but can not figure out where to do that. Thanks for your assistance. Lisa Panzarella
Incorporate in either CO or NC. If you live in CO and work out of there, use CO. No Federal filing is required unless you need a trademark. If you are to, you can register as a foreign business entity in any other state you desire.
I am travelling abroad and will likely be working from my computer in South america for a few years, so I do not reside in CO. My family lives in NC, where I have my ¨permament address (although, I do not expect to visit for a year.) My clients so far have been from CO but will likely be from all over. Is there a place I can register my business online as a sole proprietorship with a fictitous business name?
Yes do it in NC and make a relative your "registered agent".
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