@rr-wa if I do get a dba then to accept checks I need to get a business checking account correct with all the fees along with it? Right now my name is Raymond all my flyers receipts ect say rays lawn care but I put all checks to be made to Raymond l****? Then deposit into my personal checking account which I will be paying taxes on with a 1040. Basically why do you recommend a dba just to look and sound more professional. Also I ended up getting insurance 300,000 500$ deductible for 350 a year for now.