Hi everyone, I'd like to preface this with the fact that I am still basically a beginner and no where near good enough to actually start a photography business yet. However, as a business student I was thinking about how exactly one goes about starting a photography company. I guess my biggest question is when would a business need to be incorporated or officially recognized as a business by the government? Is it legal to come up with a name for a company and start say a flickr account or tumblr using that name rather than displaying the pictures in a more personal photo sharing way without having officially declared the name as a business? For example, I have a friend who recently created a facebook page promoting her photography. She created a name and a watermark and promotes her photography under that name rather than her name. However she has not registered the name at all. It should be noted that she does not really have the intent to sell her photos or be hired for photo shoots either, but just created this as a way to show her photos. Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide.