Why Get a DBA?

For many companies, their legal name is different than the name they present to the public for marketing purposes. This is called a DBA or "Doing Business As" name but can also be referred to as a fictitious business name or trade name. LLCs and corporations may create DBAs for specific lines of their business while sole proprietors often want to operate under something different than their personal name. For example if the legal name of the business is Sara Johnson, she may opt for the name "Johnson Designs" for her interior design company.

Get Your DBA Now

Stanford Entity Management LLC will make the DBA registration process quick and easy. We'll help you check the availability of your preferred DBA name, file your registration form, and answer any questions that come up along the way. We can also show you how to register to operate in multiple states.

Fictitious Name Registration Form

Do you have to renew a DBA annually?

Whether or not you have to renew your DBA annually depends on the state and local governments. If the state you're registered in does require a renewal, they will typically send you a renewal notice.

Bookkeeping and Tax Services

Stanford Entity Management LLC is owned by a trusted Coral Gables, FL accounting firm. In addition to business incorporation, we offer complete bookkeeping services and tax strategies for new and growing businesses. Find out what we can do for your small business! Request a consultation online now to learn more or call us.

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