How do I register a trading name?
Thread poster: Stuart Carthy

Stuart Carthy  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:14
Japanese to English
Oct 16, 2013


I'm just starting out as a freelance translator and I want to set up a trading names using my initials. Can anyone tell me how I go about this?

I live in Japan and will be working for agencies in other countries, particularly the UK.

Answers much appreciated

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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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German to Dutch
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Craft your titles Oct 16, 2013

Never forget that your posts in English will reach translators around the globe. So either post in the Japanese forum or use a title like: How do I register a trading name in Japan.


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Simona Micutari  Identity Verified
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Depends Oct 26, 2013

It depends on the country you live in. In many European countries, the most cost-effective, appropriate way to do this is to register as a sole trader (self-employed). That way you can keep taxes to a minimum, but you also leave open the possibility of hiring others in the future if your business expands significantly.

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