If you are going to use an assumed or fictitious name (other than your full legal name), you will need to research this name then register with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The form for filing may be obtained using the link provided and will need to be notarized.
This name should be registered before:
Creating a website
Having business cards printed
Opening a checking account
Placing an ad in the phonebook, newspaper, etc
Once this has been recorded, please submit a copy with the business license application.