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What is my business's legal name?


DBA (Doing Business As) Filing Service


A business has only one official "legal name", which is determined by its type of organization. For organizations like Limited Partnerships, LLCs, and Corporations which file with their Secretary of State upon creation, the legal name is the exact business name used in that filing. For Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships, the legal name is the personal name(s) of the owner(s). For example, John Doe.



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Can a DBA be filed for all business types? Yes, DBAs can and should be filed for all business types - they are not just for Sole Proprietors. General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Corporations, LLCs, and Non-Profits that wish to operate ...
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Are any words prohibited in a DBA name? There are restrictions on the words that a DBA can contain. However, most of the restrictions are in place to ensure that your DBA name does not mislead the general public or imply that the business ...
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How do I get started with the filing process? SimpleFilings makes it easy to register your DBA. We handle all of the state, county, and in some cases, city requirements where your business is planning to use the name, in addition to ensuring that...
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Do I need a DBA? Without a registered DBA , your business has to operate only under its one official legal name, which if you are a Sole Proprietor, is your personal name! State law requires that you file the proper ...
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