Doing Business As: When to File a DBA

Learn tips on how to conduct business under another name that is not the legal name of your business.

Obtaining a “Doing Business As” (DBA) allows a person to legally conduct business under a name that is not the legal name of the person who owns, or is legally responsible for, the business. A DBA enables a business to advertise, accept payments and operate under a fictitious name without creating a new legal entity such as an LLC or corporation. There are many reasons why a DBA filing may be a good choice for a company.

For an overview of what a DBA is, why you might want to file for one and how to file for a DBA read When to File a DBA.