“Doing Business As” Fictitious Name Set-up
A fictitious business name (also known as “doing business as,” or DBA) must be registered any time you want to operate your company on a name that isn’t your own. For example, if you prefer to use “All Things Construction,” as opposed to “Joe Smith Contractor” (your legal name), then you have to register that business with the state.
DBAs are legal requirements for sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations not operating under their legal names. Although using a DBA is a legal requirement, please note that it is not the same as registering a trademark – you may still need to obtain a business license, and registering a DBA will not prevent someone from using the same business name within the state.
The major advantage to registering a DBA is that it allows you to open a bank account, and accept payments, under your business name. It can also be used to protect your business name from having others use it within the same county. And most importantly, it allows you to market and advertise your contracting business in a more professional light.
Our DBA service makes the process of registering your name quick and simple. Not only will we help you complete all of the necessary forms and mark them for your signature, we’ll also check to ensure that your chosen DBA name is available within the county you want to work in.
Setting up your business documents correctly is one of the most important ways to keep yourself out of trouble later, and to avoid unnecessary fees and delays.
If you are serious about making your contracting business a success, why not register now for our DBA package and get the professional help you need to get things right the first time?