Doing Business As
Individuals or entities conducting business in California under a name other than their full legal name, must have a DBA name, for example, Innovative Smiles Long Beach. If you are curious which business names in California are already registered, you may search by county.
In California you can file your DBA (aka trade name, assumed name or fictitious business name) yourself with your County Recorder’s office. Or, use a legal document service such as Swyft Fillings to handle the entire process for you.
Swyft Fillings charges $99.00 (plus state filing fees) for California DBA’s. Click here to learn more about pricing.
DBA State Information
What is a DBA?
DBA, an acronym for ‘doing business as’, is a business filing, usually conducted at the state level, which declares that an individual, company or organization is operating a business under a name other than his/her birth name. DBA’s are commonly referred to as a fictitious business names, assumed business and trade names. All these terms mean the same thing. … Read More
What is the difference between a fictitious business name and a DBA “doing business as” name? … Read More
If I have an LLC or corporation, am I required to file a DBA under that name as well? … Read More
If I am running a sole proprietorship under my personal name, do I need to file a DBA? … Read More
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