How did you start your business? My mother used to have a small business and told me I can start out just using my name as the business name and my SSN when I do taxes. Is this correct and on the up and up? I know it can be different from state to state but do I need to register with any local organizations for any reason? It's just me and my camera at horse shows and the odd job here and there. FYI: I am not jumping into this right now. I just like to plan ahead and have all my i's dotted and t's crossed. Thank you. Hope my post makes sense.