Do I need to register my business name?

Under Florida Statutes a business can be named for the individual without registration of the business name. (Ex. John Smith Business)  The business name does need to match the individual's formal first and last name.  If you choose to use a name other than your formal full name, a Fictitious Registration with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations is required.  Registration can be completed online at Sunbiz.

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1. Do I need to register my business name?
2. Does the Zoning allow for the use?
3. How much does the Business Tax cost and how often do I pay for it?
4. I have a license already with the State of Florida. Do I still need one with the City of Port Orange?
5. What information will I need to bring in with me when applying for a Business Tax?