Registering a Business or
Conducting Business Under
Your Given Name
If you have chosen to use your legal given name as your business name, you typically do not have to register as a business, but first you must check with your local government to make sure you are following their specific requirements. In Canada, most provinces will allow you do do this, but not all of them will. Therefor, it is best to check the requirements for your territory.
Also, you may want to do some research on the legalities involved in using your given legal name. Should you ever choose to sell your business that is registered under your given legal name, you may want to inquire as to how that affects you in using your name for business in the future.
As a designer you may want to design other products under your name or perhaps, if your name becomes a sought after brand, you may want to lend your name to other products. These are all considerations that you may want investigate before using your own name.
If you have the go ahead to use your own name without registering it, you will still have to obtain any permits or licences, such as a vendor's permit, that required for conducting business. It is important to contact your local and federal government for complete information on what is required.
Registering a business name is really the easiest part of starting a jewelry business once you have chosen a name. Now you are on your way to starting a great jewelry making business!