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A DBA (“Doing Business As”) is sometimes called an assumed name, trade name, or fictitious name. It is the public name for your business. For example, if you own a restaurant called “Joe’s Cooking LLC,” you can still own and operate Joe’s Nutrition Center or Joe’s Juice Bar by setting them up as different DBAs. As long as the business is registered and all of your operating licenses are in good standing, you can use multiple DBAs for one legal business.


DBAs are a great way to experiment with a new product or brand without having to form a separate legal business.


DBA requirements are complex in the United States. In most states, this means registering with the office of the Secretary of State or with the county where you formed your business. In certain locations, you might need to post your new DBA in a local newspaper. EFileDBA.com was created to make the entire DBA registration process painless and simple.

They are the same as DBA (“Doing Business As”). The terms may vary by state but mean the same thing.

Registering a business DBA has never been easier.


  1. Tell us your DBA name;
  2. Answer some questions; and
  3. We’ll complete and e-file your paperwork and, if required by your state, arrange a notice in your local paper.

It takes less than 10 minutes.

If you want to conduct business under a name that differs from your incorporated name, you must first file a DBA.


A DBA is not mandatory for sole proprietorships, general partnerships, or LLCs. They can use only the owner’s name in business dealings. When you open a bank account, you need a DBA. Without a DBA, you will have to open the account in your name.

If you are doing business under a name other than your LLC or corporation name, you must register your DBA.


If you use a name without registering it, you are not protected under your entity for liabilities. Don’t wait! You can register a DBA here, quickly and inexpensively.

If you are operating under a name other than your legal name (e.g., “Joe Smith’s Bait Shop” if your name is “Joe Smith”), then you do need to file a DBA.

Our flat rate is $99. There are no contracts or hidden fees. Simply answer a few questions about your business, and we’ll handle everything else.

We usually review and file your registration within 24 hours. However, your local jurisdiction (state or county) might take longer to handle the filing, and they have the final say in the process.


Sometimes local jurisdictions can handle the filing in 1-2 days, while in rare cases it can take up to 10 days.


Our team of experts is here to ensure that your application goes through as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Some states require that any business registering for a DBA run a public notice in a local newspaper. Depending on your location, the details will vary. We can find a suitable publication in your area most of the time.

Most DBA names last for 10 years. You’ll get your official notice and be given renewal options in plenty of time to renew before or after your DBA expires. However, your DBA won’t expire in a few states like Indiana, Iowa, and New York.

Having a DBA (Doing Business As) name registered to your business will prevent other organizations from using that name in your local area. If you have long-term branding or marketing plans, this is ideal for you and your business.


Suppose you would like to protect the name of your business from being used by organizations outside of your local area. In that case, we recommend that you explore registering your business name as a trademark.

I want to say thank-you again for providing this service. I just got my business DBA name registered today. This is a lot faster than filling the paper document on my own.
Boyd Carlson
Boyd Carlson from Miami, Florida
Owner of Westward Financial Services

We have helped register more than 10,000 DBA names.

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Houston, TX 77060

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