I registered my business name this morning. I technicially didn't have to, as local laws state that if you have a business that uses your name (i.e. Canuck Consultant Consulting...if my parents were big acid trippers and actually named me that), you don't have to register it...but its a good idea just so that there's no confusion if someone else tries to run a business with the same name.
Process was easy and cheap: $40 and an online form. Of course, this just reserves the name. There's still another form and fee for actually registering the business.
Then there's the forms and fees for getting a business license.
So a few hurdles to jump through before I can start writing stuff off.