I'm a photography hobbiest looking to start photography as a small side income (& file what I'd make on a form C come tax season). I'd be a on location photographer shooting weddings and such. I would not do any shoots in my home and do not have a studio. I'd like to advertise myself, make a website with a portfolio and contact info, and maybe hand out some business cards. I am needing to know if I need a business license for this? I don't want to have to go through the trouble of getting one and dealing with everything that comes with it just for a few gigs here and there. And I just have to ask this one too. If I can advertise myself without a license, can I use a name that I pick like "Picture Perfect Photography" or do I have to use just my name since I don't have a license?