I have a few questions about filing for a DBA.
1.) I'm starting a freelance business, so I'll be working with clients that live in several different states (and possibly even in different counties). Does this matter? In regards to which state I register my DBA with?
2.) Another question about residence...I might be moving to a different state somewhat soon. If I register my DBA in the state I'm currently in and then move, will it still be valid? Will I have to take any other steps or anything?
3.) My DBA is pretty much like a pen name for me. It's not that my name is "Sarah Burrows" and I want my business to be called "Pandora's Box". It's like my name is Sarah Burrows but I want to go by Beatrice Jones (just an example). Is there any different protocol for something like this, or is it just the same?
4.) Finally, I already have social media accounts and an email address using my pen name. But until I get it officially registered, is it fine to communicate with all business clients using my real name (and listing my pen name as a "DBA as ___" or "Pseudonym: ____" or something similar?
Thank you in advance for any info!