loader image
facebook twitter Pintrest Google Plus
×
Leave a Message →
Our agents are not available right now. Please leave a message and we'll get back to you.
*
*
*
*
*

FREE QUOTE
I need:
scroll for more
Done
DBA

What is a “Doing Business As”(DBA)?

If you are looking to start a sole proprietorship, you have the choice of choosing a business name or going by a DBA. A DBA keeps the public informed as to who the owner of a corporation is. This limits any liabilities that may come from a business trying to operate with a different name. For specific cases, you won’t need a DBA. Let’s say that your name is Jim and you want to own your own flower shop. You will not need to apply for a DBA if the name of your shop is “Jim’s Flowers”. If your business has nothing to do with your name, for example, “We Sell Flowers” then you would need to fill out a DBA.

Do I Need a DBA Name?

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 “Doing Business As” so that it will be possible for you to do business with another name.

Existing Corporations or LLCs – If your business is already set up and you want to do business under a name other than your existing corporation or LLC name, you will need to register.

When To File A “Doing Business As”

  • You want to use a business name and not your personal name.
  • Your bank requires a DBA to open a business bank account.
  • A prospective client requires a DBA to award you a job.
  • Your company is entering a new business area not reflected by your current name.
  • Your company operates another business or website.

Have questions? Call us now at (888) 669-4383 or send an email to info@dotoperatingauthority.com. DOT Operating Authority agents are eager to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Just give us a call and we can assist you at DOT Operating Authority!
Van Life? Time To Insure It!
04
Feb

Van Life? Time To Insure It!

There is a list of steps you need to take before taking on the challenge of convertin ... READ MORE →
Trucking Recession Goes Lower for 2020
10
Jan

Trucking Recession Goes Lower for 2020

The trucking recession has yet to slow down. With 2020 here, many are wondering where ... READ MORE →
Coronavirus: Affecting The Trucking Industry
03
Feb

Coronavirus: Affecting The Trucking Industry

Wuhan, China - The Coronavirus - which has spread to almost 17,000 people so far, has ... READ MORE →
AB5 Exemption Likely For California’s Truckers
10
Jan

AB5 Exemption Likely For California’s Truckers

A judge granted a temporary injunction for California's truckers New Year's Eve, hold ... READ MORE →