Doing Business As (D.B.A)
What is Doing Business As (D.B.A)?
Doing Business As is the same as a Fictitious Business Name (FBN) or Trade Name. When people don’t want to use or start a business under the legal name of their LLC or Corporation, they choose a imaginary name to their business. Fictitious Business Names, Doing Business As, Assumed Business or Trade Name are all different terms used to identify the same thing!
Why Doing Business As?
If you’re incorporating your business in multiple states under the same name but want to specify each branch by its location, D.B.A is a good option for you! Moreover, in case your services have changed or diversified, an assumed business (same as a D.B.A) name helps you define the function of your corporation.
Advantages Of D.B.A?
Here are a number of advantages that come with setting up a D.B.A:
You can open a checking or savings bank account in your D.B.A name! (Rest you can check other advantages in FAQs section below.)
Is Their Any Disadvantages?
Despite the good options a D.B.A provides, you will still need either an LLC, corporation or non-profit to get liability protection. Apart from this, some counties require you to renew your D.B.A every 5 to 10 years. Additionally, D.B.A unfortunately don’t provide any kind of legal protections for you business either.
Should You Start D.B.A?
Often times, the domain you might be looking for appears unavailable. In such cases, Doing Business As comes in handy to provide the opportunity of continuing on with your business under a different name.
Help File My Doing Business As (D.B.A)
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Frequently Asked Questions
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