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Form Your DBA Online 
in as little as 10 Minutes

  • DBA is an abbreviation for "doing business as."
  • If you're a sole proprietor, you need a DBA to register your business name
  • We'll prepare and file all required documents to start your DBA

Getting Started is Easy

Our three step process will have your business up and running Swyftly

Tell us about your business

We have taken the complexity out of forming your DBA. Our simple online application can be completed in as little as 10 minutes.

We file the paperwork

After a comprehensive business name search, we will draft and file your DBA application directly with the Secretary of State or city county.

Receive your documents

Once your DBA has been approved by the state or county, we will mail your completed DBA package directly to you.


Why Business Owners Choose Swyft Filings

Every day businesses from all over the nation choose Swyft Filings to start their DBA.
Here are a just a few of the reasons why so many owners choose us to help start their business.

Trusted and Experienced

Our Business Specialists will form your new DBA the correct way, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors. Let us handle your business filings while you focus on growing your business.

Personal Customer Support

Each one of our customers is assigned a personal Business Specialist. Have a question? Just call your personal Business Specialist directly. No need to wait in a pool of phone calls.

Fast Turnaround Time

When you place your order through Swyft Filings, we can immediately start the process of forming your DBA. Our processing times are some of the fastest in the industry.

Advantages of forming a DBA

Your business name is how customers find and recognize you, so a unique
DBA name can have a positive impact for your company

Increased Credibility

A well-chosen name can enhance the credibility of a business, especially for sole proprietors and general partnerships.

Open Financial Accounts

Many banks require sole proprietorships and general partnerships to take on a DBA before opening an account.

Branding Purposes

There are numerous ways that a DBA can assist a company's branding efforts such as expanding and growing your business.

Multiple Names

A DBA allows companies to effectively run multiple branding campaigns, or even separate businesses.

Are You Ready to Begin?

Launch your DBA today starting at $99 + state fees. See detailed pricing

Included in all DBA Orders

  • Verify Company Name Availability
  • Preparation of Required Paperwork
  • Filing with Appropriate Government Agency
  • Dedicated Business Specialist
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Online Access to Your DBA Documents
  • Certificate of Approved DBA
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Delivery of DBA Documents

Common Questions About Starting a DBA

If you have more questions, please give us a call at (877) 777-0454. We love to help!

  • What benefits does filing a DBA provide?

    There are numerous reasons to file for a DBA. The most common are:

    • Increased credibility – A well-chosen name can enhance the credibility of a business, especially for sole proprietors and general partnerships.
    • The ability to open financial accounts – Many banks require sole proprietorships and general partnerships to take on a DBA before opening an account.
    • Branding purposes – There are numerous ways that a DBA can assist a company's branding efforts. Some of the most common are to integrate a company's name with their online properties (domain names, social media profiles, etc.), or to position themselves differently to multiple demographics.
    • Multiple Names – A DBA allows companies to effectively run multiple branding campaigns, or even separate businesses, under one legal entity. As long as the chosen names are not misleading to consumers, and reflect the company's products or services, there is no limit to the number of DBAs that a business can have.
  • Is acquiring a DBA ever mandatory?

    A DBA is mandatory any time that an organization wishes to transact business under a name other than their incorporated name.

    While it isn't mandatory for sole proprietorships and general partnerships to acquire DBAs, there are some severe limitations placed on them if they do not have one. Without a DBA, these types of business cannot typically open a bank account with most institutions, and must represent themselves strictly as the owner's personal name(s).

  • How long does the DBA filing process take?

    Swyft Filings DBA service takes approximately 2 weeks to complete from start to finish.

  • Is there any way to speed up the DBA filing process?

    Yes. While Swyft Filings cannot control how long it takes for your local jurisdiction to handle your DBA application, we do offer a DBA filing option that relies on the expedited shipping of documents in order to ensure that the process is a fast as possible. If you elect to choose our expedited filing option, the whole process will typically take 1 week to complete from start to finish.

  • Are there any publication requirements involved with DBAs?

    Some states require that any business that acquires a DBA run a public notice in a local newspaper. Depending on where you are located, the exact details will vary. Swyft Filings DBA service DOES NOT include the fulfillment of any publications that your local jurisdiction requires.

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