Q: Do I need two DBAs registered to use an anacronym and the full name for my business?
I'm starting a business in Florida and planning out my business name. I'd like the business to be known by an anacronym and by its full name. Do I need to register two DBAs?
Specifically, it's a ceramics business that I want to call "St. Lucie Inlet Pottery" or "SLIP" for short. Are these two DBAs? If not, which do I register?
I think you mean "acronym".
A: I think you need to register both names as fictitious names. See Section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. I would also consider operating the business as an S corp or LLC.
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