Can I Operate A Personal Business Without Registering It?

If you are just starting a business and you want to operate it initially without registering it with your sectary of state, the business must operate under your personal legal name. Before you can legally use a fictitious business name, the name must be recognized as a business entity by the IRS and your state. When you are prepared to register your business with the fictitious name you have chosen, the first action you will want to take is ensuring that your name is available for use and isn’t already being used by another business.