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Here at Harvard Business Services, we are always ready to help answer any and all inquiries about our field. We recently came across a great question: "As an LLC, do we need to file a DBA for each web app/service we create?
Or is it possible to brand each app service separately, but invoice and receive payment under the name of the parent company?"
For app developers, the latest trend is to file a Delaware LLC and then develop apps for Apple and Android smart phones. They do this for a number of reasons.
As an LLC, you gain instant credibility. You will find it easier to get your app into app stores as an LLC because you will have a company bank account and all the legal documentation. App stores are more likely to view you as a serious developer when "LLC" is appended to your business name.
To answer the above question, you can develop as many apps as you want under one LLC and name them all differently. This requires you to have only one account with each app store and consolidates all your payments into one account. However, you can give each app its own name and graphics.
Ready to form an LLC for your app? Here's how to incorporate your app development business: Simply visit our easy-to-use online order form and fill it out. That's it! If you have any questions, please call (1-800-345-2677), email, or live chat with us!
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