Q: I'm starting a business as a sole proprietor in Florida do I need a DBA to use my initial and last name?
Specifically, I'm starting a business in Florida as a sole proprietor and want my business name to be my first initial, last name, and the word "Design" e.g. A. Smith Design. Do I need a DBA for this or does this meet the requirement for use of my legal name?
Advice is greatly appreciated.
A: See F.S. 865.09 here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0865/Sections/0865.09.html
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