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There are several ways to structure and manage your business. Informal Associations require no filing with the Indiana Secretary of State:
If these informal associations are selected Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships need only file at the County Recorder level. Example: John Doe operates a business as a Sole Proprietor; d.b.a. John's Plumbing Service.
If the choice is made to structure the business as an informal association. Here are samples of content required for the document one would file with the County Recorder’s office.