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What does "Doing Business as (DBA)" really mean and what is

What does "Doing Business as (DBA)" really mean and what is needed to start a venture?

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Dwayne B.

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If the CEO of a corporation owns several auto repair centers

If the CEO of a corporation owns several auto repair centers and one of the auto repair centers performs work on his Cadillac contractually signed by the CEO to perform the repairs that was paid short by an insurance company whereas left an outstanding balance is the CEO finance company responsible to pay if management of the auto repair center files a possessors lien under Texas law and notifies the lien holder of the charges by certified mail before they recover the Cadlillac under the lease terms with the CEO as an individual ?CS1

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TJ, Esq.

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My question is....Is it illegal or just unethical to create

My question is....Is it illegal or just unethical to create many Google business names?My competition has her business registered as an llc and dba under Ohio as fabulous faces by Dalton. But she also has created multiple google business pages so when you search she comes up. For example, when you use to search face painting Cincinnati it use to come up with me, a competitor and her. But now it comes up with me, a competitor , her and her other fake business names. Which she uses more as keywords. Is this misleading or anything legal to have a business. And and have Mini business names like henna and Cincinnati face painting just to deceive someone to click on it? You can tell it's her cause it's the same number.Thank you and message if you need clarification

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I can't find what I want to do in any online sites so maybe

Hi, I can't find what I want to do in any online sites so maybe you can help me. I am a sales rep with Silpada jewelry and I sell through their website and receive 25% profit back on sales. I want to set up a way to give back half of my profit to non profit organizations that order products from my web page at Silpada. I don't know what it is that I'm trying to do other than giving back part of my profit to an organization that promotes to it's members my selling web site. The organizations will all be non-profits. Would I need to set up a foundation or what? Thanks, Suzette

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KJLLAW

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Quick question. Live in Cincinnati, Ohio...If I live in

Quick question. Live in Cincinnati, Ohio...If I live in Cincinnati, Ohio and register my name as a Fictitious Business Name, also I register my name as an LLC in the Ohio http://www.sos.state.oh.us/ if I were to move to a different state, let say Kentucky, is my business still legal? Do I have to transfer documents to KY change address?

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RGMacEsq

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Quick question.This year I opened up a face painting

Quick question.This year I opened up a face painting business. I created a website, made a google my business page, have my business name on pages like yelp, manta, etc.I do not have it registered as a DBA, LLC, or fictitious name.Is this illegal?I know it means someone can take the name I use , but do I technically need to register and etc.?If someone hires me for an event I do a w9 and will be reporting my earnings on my personal taxes. But I dont use it for a tax write off or anything..So, am I doing anything illegal?

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Dwayne B.

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I have a few different questions, Ill start off with. When

I have a few different questions, Ill start off with.When I was 12-17 I worked with my mom face painting company. She kicked me out 6 months before i turned 18 due to not liking my guy choice. She took away my car, clothes, everything. So, I opened up my own face painting business. She lives in KY, but her business is registered in Ohio. She told me I could open up a business in Dayton, Columbus, or Louisville, but nor around her because it's against the law due to a verbal contract, (Which never happened by the way).So, first question1. is it against the law for me opening up a competing business against her since I worked with her under the age of 18?She has continued to contact me about me helping her, but tells me to forget it she can't take that I am her daughter and competing against her threatens to talk to a lawyer, then ask for my help a month later and then threatens me again.Second part, she tells me my website is a copy of hers, but totally different than hers, colors, pictures, everything.... While working with her we did events, so I did put those on my websites like you would a resume.... She contacted me telling me to remove them that it is illegal for me to put those on, so I did.... Even though I talked to someone and they told me 1) since I was underage I was not bound by contract and 2) it's like posting your resume.3) Am I allowed to post past events I did with her? (I most likely won't just because I am trying to avoid conflict with her. I was just wondering.4)Third, Being Search Engine Friendly I use words like Cincinnati Face Painters, Cincinnati Face Painting, I included those in my site. Now, her business name is***** by Jen, so on my pictures I posted I titled them as Enchanted Face Princess Parties. Her name is ***** ***** a LLC and DBA as Enchanted Faces by Jen. Once again when she told me to remove it because it is illegal for using her business name on her website, I did..... Once again to avoid conflict. But, Her name si registered as Enchanted Faces by Jen, Not Enchanted Face Princess Parties.4. Is it illegal to use search titles as this?Overall, She hates the fact that her business is suffering since she kicked me out since she doesnt have someone to do the work load she was having me do for the price. So, Have I done anything illegal? I have told her that I am going to put a restraining order on her if she continues to contact me and threaten me.

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I'm interested in starting a LLC, but don't know the cost,

I'm interested in starting a LLC, but don't know the cost, timelines or requirements. I've been asked to manage [security] a vendor's site at the RNC [July 17-21] and will need to hire police officers to secure the venue 24 hours each day. I'm trying to limit my liability & provide a business entity to process independent contractor MOUs, rent equipment and process payments. I have a separate sole proprietorship [& EIN] for a related business, but this opportunity has significant risk and requires a different name/DBA. I'm a resident of Ohio, but may do business in additional states. Thank you!

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Richard - Bizlaw

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I am a member of a church that is in NY westchester county

I am a member of a church that is in NY westchester county with a 501(c) (3) tax designation. They want to open another auxiliary location (start up outreach church) in the same county but keep it under its existing authority. They want to give it a year to see if it works and allow it to accept offerings from parishioners, pay its own bills etc. However it will be using a different name (DBA). After much conversation regarding this matter with the county I was advised that we could do so. Then when I went to the county to file the DBA they would not allow this for a religious organization unless someone personally put their name as authentic name. (e.g Church A name (actual existing incorporated one with 501(c) 3)) designation, and address) The county says in the name field we must put a real personal name. We are allowed to have a "Church B" as the DBA name with the originating church's address only if there is a real personal name in place of the originating church.They explained the way around is to do a religious corp by taking a copy of the articles of incorporation used by "Church A" (as a template) signed by the officers and notarized but putting "Church B" as the name. The fee is the same as well as the process. My concern with that is then it would be separate and if there are any issue and we put a personal name in the field then that person could get sued, as well as the tax designation (501 (c) (3) would not be applicable for Church B, and they would have to get their own insurance, and it become cost prohibitive.The reason the church is doing this is to allow Church B to open its own bank account under a DBA, and keep the benefits of Church A's 501 (c) (3), and insurance, etc.Please explain

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