All of my work will be done on a freelance basis. But, does this still mean that I will need a business license?Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 | Found in Home Business
Generally, you need a “license” when you need special permission — like a license to practice law or medicine. There’s usually no special “license” needed for graphic or web design. However, if you are doing your freelance work under a name other than your own — for example, “Robin Smith Graphics” (instead of just “Robin Smith”), you will have to file a business certificate with the local county clerk.
Confirm with an attorney in your state to make sure you’re following the rules properly.
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