moderated Re: Web site hosting services
I can’t comment on that. I was just told to register my business name because lawyers will just do a fishing exposition and if your name comes up rightly or wrongly they will file a law suit. Almost like dropping a fishing net in the water and whatever it catches, so be it. I also have business insurance to prevent liable suits. Not sure how it would work with ones not in my field. I know there was someone in this area who offered dog day care or walking. She moved around a lot so if someone was not happy with her service, she’d never be found because of almost living out of her van and moving from town to town. Thanks for the feedback.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: August 19, 2020 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Web site hosting services
Your general proposition that we need to look into a business’s reputation is good. However, I think you’re confusing two concepts. When you file a business certificate with a local office, such as a county clerk’s office, you’re only confirming that the business has a real person behind it. the way to protect against personal liability is to form a corporation. If all you’ve filed is a business certificate linking your given name to your business name, you can be sued. The case caption would be something like this:
XYZ v. Joe Soap d/b/a Bubbles Enterprises
“D/b/a” stands for “doing business as.”
Sarah, When starting my Dog rehabilitation centre years ago. The first thing I was told was to register my business name. Why? Because if you have no registered name, lawyers will just do a search and if your name comes up, whether it is you or not, they can file a suit against you. Then you have to prove it was not you that ripped off a client. It is just a way to cover your rear end from people. I know operating a business with no license is in vogue these days, however, depending on the person wanting to hire someone, having a business name registered adds more credibility to the person operating the business. No name and anyone can claim to be representing or even being you, treat the client unfairly and you could be on the hoof for legal costs.
You’re most welcome. My website is currently still under construction as I’ve been 100% focused on clients. I do have a body of work that you’re welcome to look at however. I am not registered as a business, yet, but plan to be within the next few months, hopefully by the end of the year.
For work I’ve done please check out:
My prices are very reasonable and flexible. I’ve never worked with a state agency as DOR of California is not currently contracting, but I look forward to the opportunity.
Hope this is helpful to you and your client, if you have more questions, or would like more info on anything, please do reach out.
Thank you for the offer.
Do you have a web site that explains your services and pricing?
This is through a State agency and I am just looking for resources to pass along.
Do you have a business?
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