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Difference between a company and a business name

Posted by Philip Wong on

Difference between a company and a business name

What's the difference between a company name and a business name? It's quite common when people, wishing to commence a business, confuse a business name with a company name.  They are not alike.  Here is why. What IS a business name? According to ASIC (the Australian Securities and Investments Commission) - a business name is a "name under which you conduct a business".  It's quite easy to register business names, and you can have as many as you like provided (a) you pay the fees for the name(s), and (b) that the names are not easily confused with that on another business. Anyone can register...

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