A DBA can be a quick, easy, and economical way to operate a small business and if often the cheapest and simplest structure for formal business recognition. As many of our clients are aware, California and most of the 50 states require that a business owner file a DBA, or Doing Business As, if the business owner is doing business under a name other than his or her legal name. Along with your incorporation and LLC formation needs, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can file your client’s DBA on your behalf.
As with any new business, it is important to make sure your client’s proposed business name is available before starting or submitting any paperwork. In fact, many jurisdictions require that you run a business name availability check prior to filing new business documents. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and accurately assist you with your client’s business name availability check.
In regards to timing, it is best to file a DBA before your client actually starts doing business under the business name. Some jurisdictions, such as California, require that a DBA is filed within a certain period of time of the name’s first use. Additionally, the DBA filing process is not complete without publication of the potential use in a newspaper. It’s a tedious task, but one that is necessary under the law. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can save you time and money when filing a DBA in California and throughout the country. Not only will we file the paperwork, we will also take care of finding the appropriate local newspaper to publish your client’s desired DBA in — for one low price.
If you are interested in filing your client’s new business as a DBA, contact one of our skilled business formation specialists today.