Msg#: 3651969 posted 5:59 pm on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
I'm not sure about in the UK - but I'm sure there are similar equivalents to the US.
In the US - you can do 1. a DBA (doing business as) - cheapest, easiest, but least liability protection 2. LLC sole proprietor - more commonly used w/ more liability protection 3. Corporations - different rules, toughest to setup and maintain, but added tax and liability benefits
Msg#: 3651969 posted 8:31 am on Jul 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
Coming in late (very) but the answer is yes.
When you open your business account give them a trading name (they usually ask for some letter headed paper with the trading name on it as proof). If you haven't chosen your bank yet I'd recommend Abbey which offers free business banking for life.
Msg#: 3651969 posted 8:47 am on Jul 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
le_gber entirely right - you need a little bit of evidence you are actually trading in that name in addition to your standard proof of address and identity documents as used to open a banking account. Abbey are a great choice for a small business.