Amendments and Name Change Service

Changing the name of your business or making another amendment to your filing can feel like a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be. At Swyft Filings, we’ve assisted thousands of customers with this, helping them make the changes they want and need to address. We know it happens, and we know how to fix it quickly and correctly.

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How Amendment and Business Name Changes Work

Why Let Swyft Filings Do Your Name Change or Amendment:

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Experienced & knowledgeable professionals

We know exactly what to file, where to file it and what to include to get your name change or amendment done right.

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Quickly uploaded to your account

Once you place the order, you are done. As soon as it is available, your amendment or name change will be immediately stored in your secure online account.

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Expedited process available

When you need it in an emergency, we know exactly who to talk to about getting it done fast in your state.

Experienced Business Professionals That Can Help You Make the Change You Need

Our knowledgeable staff has years of experience handling every type of filing for customers of all sizes. Do what you love, let us handle the paperwork‎.

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Updating Company Information

Some states may require you to file the necessary paperwork to update some of the basic company information that may include your principal office address, the name of your officers or directors. Let us handle it for you so you know it is done right and you can focus on your business.

Name Change

Sometimes you may need to change your business name because of a competitor or you simply want to pivot in a new direction. When you make such a change, you normally have to file paperwork with the state. We can help you.

Need to Issue More Shares

When you originally formed your company you likely provided a number of authorized shares. Now, things have changed. To allow for the issuance of additional shares, you may need to file an amendment with the state. Talk to one of our business professionals about this today.

Sometimes, it’s Just a Typo

We all make mistakes. Unfortunately, if it was a mistake in your original filing, you may have to file an amendment to fix it. We can help.


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Bill BeverlyCo-Owner, Evolectric
The Swyft Filings team answered all of our questions so promptly and satisfied all the legal documents we needed to get up and running as quickly as possible. It was a huge stress-reliever, and we would recommend your services over and over again.
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Kimberly and Caila BrigandiCo-Owners, Gandi Girls Boutique
As small business owners, we often feel insignificant to those outside of our demographic. When a company like Swyft Filings steps up to help small businesses — it makes a huge difference!
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Tobe CarberryOwner, Haven4Hoops
Having a partner like Swyft makes that part of starting your business easy and provides a level of comfort in navigating the state and federal filings. So if there are any issues with your filings, Swyft is on top of it and working with you to navigate solutions.
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Amendments and Name Change Service FAQs

Still have questions? Call 877-777-0450 or Live Chat with us for real-time support.

What is an amendment?

In the general sense, an amendment is any change made to a document. In this context, the amendment is a change to the formal documents that are filed with your Secretary of State. In those situations, you will likely have to file a formal and official amendment with the Secretary of State. Filing an Articles of Amendment form will formally alter information on your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization.

What types of changes will require the filing of an amendment?

If you make any change to documents filed with the Secretary of State which usually include your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization or your annual reports. Some more common changes include:

  • Business name

  • Principal office

  • The company purpose

  • The names of officers, directors or owners

  • Authorized shares

  • Registered agents contact information

  • Fix typos

What information is required when filing an Articles of Amendment?

You’ll need to provide the following basic information:

  • The current entity name of your business

  • If you’re changing the business name, the new name you’d like to change it to (if you’re unsure if the new business name you’re wanting is available, find out here)

  • The text of the new amendments that your business is adopting

  • The date that the amendment was adopted

What role does Swyft Filings play in an amendment or name change?

Through your secure online account, you notify us of your needed changes and we take it from there. We prepare the necessary paperwork, make the necessary filing with the right people so that you don’t have to worry about it. When it is filed and available, we upload the amendment to your account so it is available to you at any time.

How long will it take to file Articles of Amendment?

It depends on the state, as the process for some states, like California, takes 8 plus weeks. Many states, however, offer expedited service for an additional fee.

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Amendments and Name Change Resources

Amending aspects of your small business or changing its name can greatly impact your company. Swyft’s Resource Center has vital information you need to overcome any issues that may come up.

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