According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, "DBA" stands for "doing business as." Whenever a business name differs from the name of the personal owner, personal partner or registered business, most states require the business name to be registered DBA.
Registration of the DBA usually takes place at the county clerk's office where the business is located or through state agencies. Sole proprietors and partnerships routinely use a registered DBA to separate personal names from the business entity. Existing corporations and limited liability corporations typically use a registered DBA to do business under another non-corporate name. A DBA is sometimes referred to as a fictitious name, trade name or assumed name.Learn More
Environmental factors are external factors that can't be controlled by a business, according to the Houston Chronicle. These factors fall into several categories, including socioeconomic, legal or ethical, political and technological factors.Full Answer >
Businesses are classified according to size through industry measures that accurately show the operations of a business as a whole, explains the U.S. Small Business Administration. These measures include the number of employees, receipts, production capacity and financial information.Full Answer >
Resource planning is the step in writing a business plan that involves identifying the resources that a proposed business needs to succeed. This includes resources that the entrepreneur already has and those that still need to be acquired.Full Answer >
The physical resources of a business include all the tangible resources owned and used by a company such as land, manufacturing equipment and office equipment. Information technology and its attendant equipment, computers, networks, servers and others, are included in the category of physical resources.Full Answer >