What business type should I select on my application?

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Sole proprietorships

If your business has just one owner and you haven’t set up your business as an LLC (limited liability company), partnership, or corporation (including nonprofit), you’re a sole proprietor by default.

As a sole proprietor, your legal business name is the same as your legal name. However, you can do business under a DBA (“doing business as” name, also called a trade, assumed, or fictitious name). If you have a DBA, you can add it to your Azlo account, have it printed on your Azlo debit card, and deposit checks and other payments under that name.

General partnerships 

If your business hasn't been formed as an LLC or a corporation, and you work with one or more partners, it's a general partnership. Partnerships will generally have a partnership agreement (which the partners can create themselves or with the help of an attorney). 

Other business types

If you filed any of the documents below with the Secretary of State, your business is an LLC (limited liability company), a corporation, or a nonprofit corporation.

  • Articles of Organization
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Organization
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Formation

You can determine your exact business type by reviewing your documents or checking with the Secretary of State.

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