Business names, commonly referred to as Sole Proprietorship or partnerships, are registered under the Business Names Act.
The reasons why you may prefer to register your small business as a sole proprietorship include;
• They are easy to register.
• They require only one person to start.
• You can upgrade to a limited company when need be.
• Registration fees are affordable.
Registration of a Business Name in Kenya
This is the first step and you are required submit three names for consideration. Once accepted, the names are reserved for a period not exceeding 30 days pending registration.
Statement of particulars Form (BN 2 form).
Once the names that were submitted after the search process have been approved, the applicants must fill a statement of particulars form which is also known as BN 2 form.
Once you submit the BN 2 form, you should wait for a period of about one week for the certificate to be processed after which you can get the certificate.
Requirements for Registering a Business Name in Kenya
• You must submit three names to be used during the process of name search.
• You must state the nature of the business you will be undertaking.
• Name(s) of the proprietor(s) in full
• Postal and physical addresses of the business. The physical address details include road, plot number, town and the County.
• A copy of national identity card or passport of the proprietor of partners.
• Passport photo of the proprietor of partners.
• A copy of KRA PIN certificate of the proprietor and his/her partners if any.
We at Register Company Kenya are pleased to inform you that we offer online business name registration as a service. For more feel free to register your company or business with us.