Do you have plans to start your own business in or around the Houlton area?
Choosing a name for your business is an important step in the planning process. Not only should you pick a name that reflects your brand identity, but you also need to ensure it’s properly registered and protected for the long term.
When choosing a name – consider how it will look, what connotations does it portray, and it is unique? Do a quick web search to see if a similar name, or variations of it, is trademarked.
You’ll also need to register your business name. Registering your DBA “Doing Business As” name is simply the process of letting your state government know that you are doing business as a name other than your personal name or the legal name of your partnership or corporation.
After your business name has been established, there are various types of business insurance that should be considered. Most will require some type of general liability insurance and many businesses obtain an “umbrella policy” that covers a variety of risks including personal property, liability, fire, and theft.
Learn more about how to get your business started at maine.gov.
Recorded by Krista Putnam