I heard about you from an SMH article in August last year. Am very impressed -
the whole process was very easy. Well spent $15...
Rae Clark, B. Bus., Horningsea Park, NSW
Kathryn decided that she wanted to set up a barber shop in Clayfield, Brisbane. And to fund the setting up of the business she sought out, and obtained, a second business partner, Neal. And she wanted to name the barber shop KNJC Hair and Skin for Men (with K standing for Kathryn, N standing for Neal, J standing for her son Joshua and C standing for her daughter Claudia).
So Kathryn and Neal applied for and obtained, from the ABR, a joint ABN for their partnership – ABN 86 033 247 168.
And because, by trading under the name KNJC Hair and Skin for Men, Kathryn and Neal would be trading under a name other than their own names, they were obliged to, and did, register their trading name, KNJC Hair and Skin for Men as business name (and you can see its record of registration as a business name on the ASIC website via this link).
Then, some years later, Kathryn decided to expand the shop and business so that it would also be a hairdressing salon in Clayfield and to name it KNJC Hair and Skin for Men and Women. And because KNJC Hair and Skin for Men and Women amounted to an additional trading name, under which Kathryn and Neal were trading, they were obliged to, and did, register KNJC Hair and Skin for Men and Women as business name, to their existing ABN (see here), and they did so via TradingAs.com.au.