Business licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the government’s geographical jurisdiction. It is the authorization to start a business issued by the local government. A single jurisdiction often requires multiple licenses that are issued by multiple government departments and agencies. Business licenses vary between countries, states, and local municipalities.
Fictitious Business Name
a fictitious business name is any name other than the corporate name stated in its articles of incorporation. If you’re starting a sole proprietorship or a partnership, you have the option of choosing a business name or dba (doing business as) for your businesses.A fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it is filed in the County Clerk. A renewal of a fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to the date of expiration if you intend to continue doing business under that name and if there are no changes from the original.