How to Form a Not-for-Profit Corporation

Not-for-Profit Corporations are formed for many reasons.  In New York State there are two types of formations: charitable and non-charitable.  New York now allows for filings of each with a purpose as simple as:  any purpose for which corporations may be organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law as a charitable corporation or any purpose for which corporations may be organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law as a non-charitable corporation. Continue reading “How to Form a Not-for-Profit Corporation”

What is a fictitious name (a DBA)?

If you are starting a business as a sole proprietor or partnership you must file a document with the city, county or state as required by the laws of the state in which your business will be conducted. The name you choose for the business is a “fictitious name.”  It is also called a “DBA” (doing business as). The laws are intended to protect those doing business with the company by providing a public record of the owner’s identity and the  address of the business.

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