I'm a handyman in the process of obtaining a painting license, since that's been a significant part of my business and I'd like to be able to take on larger painting jobs. However, I want to continue my handyman business for non-painting-related jobs under $500. Once licensed, I plan to create a separate DBA for painting only and include my license number on all advertising materials. My question is: Can I continue to promote my handyman business (excluding painting services) under my current DBA? As long as I remove "painting" from the list of services offered, can the handyman ads still state "not a licensed contractor" (as required by the CSLB)? I would not be licensed for these other services, but would be a licensed painting contractor. It's very confusing!