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Name That Biz

Think the business-name registration process in Florida is the same as the one in California? Think again.

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This story appears in the September 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Q: What exactly do I have to do to register my business name?

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A: Registering a business name is usually not difficult, but how you do it varies from state to state. Your first step is to log on to your state's Web site and find out what your state requires. Here's what to look for:

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