So what is DBA and does it really concern you or your business? DBA or as it is better known “doing business as” is important for business owners who would like to operate their business under a fictitious name. Some more names associated with a DBA is; Fictitious Business Name or FBN, Assumed Name, Trade Name, & Sole Proprietorship. If you are planning to open a sole proprietorship and you have made all arrangements then you may want to open the business under a fictitious name instead of your own name.
For example, John Romero may want to open a donut shop but he does not want to open it under his name. He would then be required to file DBA to run the business under a fictitious name such as Crazy Donuts Shoppe. This name has to be registered with the local county as it protects the business organization as well as protects consumers from being misled by the name of the company.
DBA filing varies from one state to another and in some states you just have to file the name with the local county without requirement of publishing the name in local newspaper. In other states, you have to file the name and pay a registration fee and you also have to place the fictitious name of your business in a local newspaper ad to inform the general public about your business.
However, if you are planning to open a corporation then you do not have to go through these procedures unless you want to do business under a different name as compared to the one incorporated by the company. Incorporation for companies is the same as registration of DBA for sole proprietorship.
Filing DBA can be a tedious procedure as you would have to go to the local county office and get the fictitious name of the company registered. Further, you would also have to get the fictitious name printed in local newspaper. These procedures are time consuming and you would have to stand in line and wait your turn to complete the filing. The cost of filing fictitious name generally ranges from $100 to $200 depending on the county where you want to register your business. However, you need not worry about all these procedures and you can take assistance of Signature Filing who can easily complete all these procedures for you. Signature Filing makes DBA filing easy for you and you can easily contact them without having to waste your time at the county office. In fact, Signature Filing can also do the advertisement for you and complete all paperwork on your behalf.
So whatever might be your business, Donuts or Pastries, you have an idea of a new business, contact Signature Filing and relieve your stress as your entire DBA filing is completed on your behalf within a very short time. The entire process is hassle free and it will give your business a legal name with which you can open a bank account or even publish the name of your business anywhere you want. Once your business name is registered you can use your business name to enter into transactions and contracts without worrying about legal consequences. Plus, you will also be reminded after 5 years when you would have to renew DBA. So what are you waiting for? Contact Signature Filing today and live a life of peace and prosperity.