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Make your DBA official with Swyft Filings

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Your work starts & ends with a simple questionnaire. We’ll take the rest from there.

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Avoid errors with personalized support from our specialists. 100% accuracy guaranteed.

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Set your business up for success

Our standard and premium packages include the most features for growth, protection, and compliance*. FREE of charge.

Why File a DBA Online with Swyft Filings

Learn why business owners across the country trust Swyft Filings to complete their DBA form.

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Trusted and Experienced

Our Business Specialists will form your new business 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.

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Personal Customer Support

Our expert Business Specialists work to familiarize themselves with your account and business, allowing them to provide support tailored to your needs. With Swyft, you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

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Fast Turnaround Time

We’re among the fastest in the industry when it comes to filing your paperwork correctly and efficiently. We know your time is valuable, so our Business Specialists start working on your filing ASAP.

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Advantages of Forming a DBA

If you're operating a business as a sole proprietorship or general partnership, a DBA is critical to your ability to build a brand and your credibility. You can choose the name that fits your business perfectly without worrying about other factors, and can even run separate businesses under one proprietorship or partnership.

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Increased Credibility

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

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Open Financial Accounts

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

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Branding Purposes

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

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Multiple Names

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

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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.

* Most comprehensive Standard and Premium packages: Based on a May 2024 comparison of Swyft Filings to other online business filing companies.

**Our processing times are calculated based on business days and exclude government processing times, which may differ by state. Once we prepare your formation documents, we'll forward your application to the Secretary of State to file your business. Same-day processing is only available if ordered before 3 p.m. Central Time. Otherwise, it will be processed on the following business day.

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Bill BeverlyCo-Owner, Evolectric
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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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James AdamsCo-Owner, Pearland House Concerts

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