Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind those seemingly endless listings of ‘Fictitious Business Name’ entries in the newspaper classifieds? Do you know if your business needs to file one? Read on to learn all about the DBA or Fictitious Business name.
Fictitious Business Name: An Overview
Sometimes called a Fictitious Business Name, Doing Business As (DBA), assumed business name, or trade name, these filings let the public know the true owner of a business.
Choosing a business name is one of the first things you need to consider when you start a business. If you decide to incorporate a business as a corporation or LLC, you need to give your business legal entity a name. Even if you do... Read Post
Filing for a ‘Doing Business As’ name is usually nowhere near the top of a small business owner’s to-do list. It costs money, requires you to fill out paperwork and, depending on where you do business, might mean running an announce... Read Post
The DBA (Doing Business As) protects consumers from unscrupulous business owners. A sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation or LLC (limited liability company) may file a DBA. Nellie Akalp at SmallBizTrends.com discus... Read Post