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10 Simple Steps to Finding Customers and Delivering the Goods

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Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report

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Legal: Fictitious Name of Company NOT Your Name

August 1, 2008,

A fictitious name or DBA, allows your business to operate using a different name. ABC, Inc., my friends' company, was a corporation. Corporations and Limited Liability Companies can transact business under a different name than their official one by filing a DBA that states this company is now operating with this name.