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Register Your DBA Online 
in as Few as 10 Minutes

  • DBA is an abbreviation for "doing business as."
  • DBAs are also know as a trade, fictitious, or assumed name
  • If you're a sole proprietor, you need a DBA to register your business name
  • We'll prepare and file all required documents to help you apply for a DBA online

With Swyft, DBA Filing is Easy

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

Tell us about your business and DBA name

We have taken the complexity out of securing a DBA name. Our simple online DBA form can be completed in just 10 minutes.

We file the necessary paperwork

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

Receive your DBA 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

Swyft Filings helps with more than just the DBA application process. We ensure our customers
and their unique businesses are fully set up for success, from filing to compliance.

Trusted and Experienced

Our Business Specialists will register 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

We know that starting a business can be stressful and confusing at times, so we constantly strive to provide our customers with fast and friendly customer service. Just give us a call, we’re happy to help!

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, helping to distinguish new business lines as you continue 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% Money Back Guarantee
  • Online Access to Your DBA Documents
  • Certificate of Approved DBA
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Delivery of DBA Documents

Common Questions About Starting a DBA

You have questions, we have answers. If you’d prefer to speak directly with a Business Specialist, please give us a call at (877) 777-0454. We love to help!

  • What is a DBA?

    DBA stands for doing business as. It’s also known as a fictitious name, trade name, and assumed name.

    At the most base level, DBAs allow a business to operate under a specific name. Read this article for more information on exactly what a DBA is, plus if you’re business might benefit from (or even require) one.

  • What are the benefits of filing a DBA?

    The primary benefits of filing a DBA include:

    • 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 various demographics.
    • Multiple Names – A DBA allows companies to effectively run multiple branding campaigns, or even separate businesses.
  • When is it mandatory to acquire a DBA?

    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).

    Read this article to find helpful information that will guide you in determining whether your business needs a DBA.

  • 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 leverages 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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