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Okay, let's try this one again---I got ready to post this question and somehow backed out of it, so my apologies if this same question shows up again.
Anyway, I'm getting ready to start my own handyman business. In Illinois, we don't need a license to be a handyman/contractor unless handlng electric/plumbing/roofing. Although I've been told that we are allowed to replace/upgrade existing plumbing pipes, but we cannot install new or relocate. Feel free to correct me.
My main question is about where I'm allowed to do business. Since I'm a sole proprietor, all I had to do was fill out a Doing Business As form and get an announcement posted in the paper. That's it. But nobody can seem to tell me if I'm allowed to do business in other counties or am I restricted to my own.
So I'm asking everyone here, because short of the friggin Governor, nobody can seem to tell me anything consistently. All I've been told is that if I don't use my business name I can go anywhere I want. I have friends/family in other counties who are willing to help get my name out there, but I'm trying to keep a professional image with a business name, instead of being "just some guy that someone else knows."
I'll let you know who replies faster....you guys or someone from the state of Illinois.