How to Open a Bank Account with a DBA

June 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most important objectives that should be accomplished when a DBA or any business is established is separation of business and personal funds. The new business owner should get a business credit card as well as a separate business bank account. To open a business bank account for a DBA there are a […]

Why You Need a DBA – It’s the Law!

May 20, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

1. It is the law! By law, you have to inform the public that you are Doing Business As any name other than your own personal name. California law states that all Fictitious Business Name Statements (aka FBN/DBAs) must be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in an adjudicated newspaper after filing with the County […]

Do I need a Federal Tax ID Number (EIN) for a DBA?

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Legally, you are required to identify your business with one of two numbers: either your Social Security Number or an EIN (Employer Identification Number, a.k.a. Federal Tax ID Number). If you are a sole proprietor, your Social Security Number can be used on all of your government forms and other official documents, but most small […]

What Does the Standard DBA Filing Package Include?

October 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you are starting up, you definitely want to keep costs low and the process simple. Filing for a DBA helps you to do that. You do not have the ongoing maintenance or the costs associated with forming a corporation or LLC. Once your business is running profitably, you may want to convert it to […]

I have a Corporation, should I file a DBA as well?

September 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Another common reason to register a DBA is when your state-level entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company) has a division or unit that conducts business using a variation of—or a completely different name than—the true name. For example, a bank whose true name is “ABC Bank Inc.” might market their mortgage services […]

DBA Basic Information

September 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The Basics If your name were Amy Smith and the name of your business was Donuts World, you would register your business as Amy Smith, doing business as Donuts World. If you were a corporation named Green, Inc., and you conducted business under the name Express Furniture, you would register your business name as Green, […]

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