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Is the license same as DBA

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfcat75, Feb 22, 2001.

  1. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    If you have your BDA your licensed?
  2. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    woops! DBA
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    If you make a mistake in a post you can go to the bottom of the post and click on Edite/Delete and you can either go back in and edit the post to make corrections or delete the post, either/or. :)
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    D.B.A means--doing business as--- It usually follows your personal name: Joe Blow, dba. Blow Hard Lawn Service. It is a link to your personal name when you are a sole proprieter. If you incorporate you lost the dba I think because the business is seperate from your personal.
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    If you are a DBA,I always thought that meant you are a legal registered business.What kind of license are you referring to?I didnt need any license to register my business.The only licenses I have are Drivers,Applicators,and MV Inspectors license-am i missing one?
  6. thefarmer4

    thefarmer4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    We don't need a license in NY only for pesticides. Have to check your local laws to see if you need a license.

    DBA is so you can operate under a different name than your own. Its a way of tracking you personally if customers have complaints.
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    We have to be licensed in every city we work in down here. I.m referring to a local business license. You have to have a name to put on it..........ex. "Homers Mowing" but it would read Homer Doe, dba Homers Mowing.
  8. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    To register a name for your business so know one can have the same name as you need to apply for a DBA. Also were I'm at you have to have one to open a business bank account. If you haven't register your name then apply for one but if you have don't worry about it.

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