The “DBA – Doing Business As Guide” is a FREE Guide written by Business Attorneys at Please feel free to link to this page or distribute this startup guide to any small business owner or entrepreneur that may be starting a business.

This guide addresses the following business issues:

  • Benefits of Filing a DBA/Fictitious Business Name
  • Choosing a Name for your DBA/Fictitious Business Name
  • DBA/Fictitious Business Name Filing Requirements
  • When and Where to File Your DBA

This FREE guide answers the common questions for a sole proprietor or general partnership conducting business using a special name that is different from their own name. The same applies where a small business may incorporate or form a limited liability company (LLC) and operates the business under a name that is different from the name of the corporation or LLC.

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