Sole Proprietors & DBAs

Learn about sole proprietorships and the perks of filing a DBA ("doing business as"), and get tips specific to your state.

What Is a DBA?

While it doesn't provide protections like other legal business entities do, a unique DBA name can help brand your company.

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File a DBA in New York

Filing a DBA allows a company to do business with a different name. Here's one to file one in New York.

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File a DBA in Texas

Sometimes a business wants to operate under a different name. In Texas, that means the owners have to file for a DBA or ‘doing business as.’

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File a DBA in California

Filing a DBA allows a company to do business with a different name than the one it's registered as.

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What Are the Main Advantages of a Sole Proprietorship?

While forming an LLC has its benefits, depending on your needs and situation, there are also advantages to setting up a sole proprietorship.

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Do Business Partners need a DBA?

If you have a general partnership and unsure whether or not you’ll need a DBA, look no further. Find out when you would need to register a business…

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File a DBA in Maryland

If you want to do business under a different business name you’ll need to file for a DBA, or ‘Doing Business As.’ Find out more about how to get a…

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File a DBA in Montana

Doing business under a different name requires a DBA application in most states. Find out more about DBAs in Montana, including details on how they…

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Do I Need an EIN for a DBA?

An Employer Identification Number, or EIN, is a nine-digit number that identifies your business for federal tax purposes. But what if you do business…

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File a DBA in Kentucky

If you want to do business under a different business name you’ll need to file for a DBA, or ‘Doing Business As.’ Find out more about how to get a…

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