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Although Lewisville is a largely suburban city outside of Dallas and Fort Worth, it has a sizable economy of its own, in part because of its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Several companies have made Lewisville their logistics base. Lewisville also has sizable retail and services sectors. Entrepreneurs will find Lewisville has few business licenses and permits required. However, despite minimal local regulations, Texas itself has a fair number of required business licenses and permits, particularly in food, health and human servicerelated industries. Entrepreneurs may at times need up to eight different business licenses and permits.
“Doing Business As,” abbreviated DBA is a common term for a business name that sole proprietors and general partnerships need when registering their businesses. In some states, including California, DBAs are formally known as fictitious business names. In other locations such as Illinois, DBAs are known as assumed business names. In New Jersey and certain other states, DBAs are referred to as Trade Names. Corporations, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships sometimes also obtain DBAs so that they too may use different names for different lines of business or initiatives. Depending on your state, you may need to apply to your state or county for a DBA. In Virginia, DBAs are issued by certain independent cities. Many states including California require fictitious business name applicants to publish their DBAs in a newspaper of record as part of the DBA application process. Fictitious business names, assumed business names and trade names are an essential part of properly establishing most businesses.