Monday, December 3, 2018
Should you register your photography business name?
Yes! You should register the name of your photography business with the state in which you reside.
Start by visiting the website for your county's Register of Deeds. Do a search to make sure the name you want to use is not already in use. Then, print off the form to register your business name.
After you print it, fill it out and take it to get notarized. If you take it to a bank where you have a bank account, there should be no charge for getting this document notarized.
After it is filled out properly, make a copy for yourself and mail the original to the address listed on the bottom of the form along with the filing fee. As of 12-2-18, the filing fee is $26 (In NC).
Read the payment information carefully to see what options your county allows you to use for payment.
Need help deciding on your photography business name? Check out this article: How to choose a name for your photography business
I have also written a piece on: How to determine what type of photography feeds your soul that you may find useful as well.