â€˘ Starting your own business is both exciting and challenging. After doing your research, writing a business plan or roadmap, and deciding on a business structure, youâ€™ll want to consider the other legal requirements involved so your business operates with all of the required licenses and permits.
Here are two important legal requirements to review and understand before launching your small business.
1. Business Name Registration. To register your business name youâ€™ll likely register a â€śDoing Business Asâ€ť (DBA) or â€śFictitious Business Nameâ€ť (FBN). This process lets your state or local government know the name you are operating your business under. This registration doesnâ€™t provide trademark protection, but it does allow you to create and use the name you want for branding purposes without having to incorporate.
2. Check which licenses, permits, and registrations your business needs. Depending on your type of business and where itâ€™s located, you might need specific business licenses and permits from your country, state, county, or city. Licenses, permits, and registrations come in many variations. Examples include local business licenses, building permits, health safety-related permits, permits for home-based businesses, fire permits, industry-related permits (like running a legal practice, hospitality, construction, or manufacturing business), liquor licenses, and more.
â€˘ The possibilities are many, so make sure to do thorough researchâ€”perhaps with the help of your counselâ€”on what you need to be compliant with the law in your area. Your city or countyâ€™s business licensing agency is also a good place to start.
â€˘ In the following link you can find all the procedures depending on the EU country https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/services-directive/in-practice/contact_es