You require a “Doing Business As” name for:
Sole Proprietors or Partnerships – If you want to start a business under something other than your actual name, you’ll need to register a DBA so that it will be possible for you to do business with another name.
A ” Doing Business As ” (DBA) name is a fictitious business name which is different from your personal name, Partners’ names or the officially registered LLC or corporation name.
It’s important to see that the legal name of the business matches the name of the person or entity that owns the business. This is unless you choose to rename it and register it as a “Doing Business As “name.