Q: If I use my full name in my business name such as Jane Doe Notary Services, do I need to register a DBA?
A: In Florida, a business owner should register a fictitious name (or DBA) if they will operate under a name other than their legal name.
Phillip William Gunthert agrees with this answer
A: Yes, you should register as a DBA, but I would additionally say it is simple enough and you should consider possibly just creating an LLC as well, it looks more professional for a business and if you discuss with an attorney, they can explain how it can create additional potential liability protection for you personally should any issues or lawsuits arise for any reason against you and your business.
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