The world of business as we know it today has undergone a tremendous change in a relatively short period of time. Anyone who compares the intricacies involved in putting up a business today to say, even a mere ten years ago is sure to find that the business landscape has gone through significant changes, some would say for the worse although you will no doubt find many who welcome the innovations and enhancements that the new business climate has to offer.
Take for example the tedious business of filling out forms. As necessary as the filing of forms is in order to ensure that you are able to operate your business in strict conformity with local business laws, let’s face it; the task is dull and boring at best and at worst it can take up a significant amount of your precious time. Time that you can better put to use in the pursuit of more worthwhile activities, like making money from your business for instance. Of course, it is precisely the quandary that faces the average businessman is that you need to accomplish all these business requirements and other various forms of paperwork before you can embark on your chosen enterprise and (hopefully) start raking in that hard earned cash.
DBA or Doing Business As forms are only one in the long line of local government requirements that you will probably have occasion to face in the course of starting up your own business. And the good news is, is that they can be found online for typically a much lower price than what your local law office can hope to provide it for. But I hear you asking now: how do I file for a DBA (Doing Business As) form and more importantly what is it exactly? You have come seeking for answers and we are happy to oblige you in your quest.
DBA forms are of a particularly weighty concern for you if you for any reason need to run a business under a name other than the one that it is legally filed under. The name used for this form may vary from town to town with some areas calling it by the terms fictitious business name, trade name or assumed name. In nay case, they all mean the same thing: a form that allows you to run your business under another name for whatever legal reason. LLC or the Legal Name of the Corporation is, as you may have guessed, the actual name that your company is registered under in line with various local and state regulatory laws.
Many online companies, most notably among them the company “LegalZoom” – can help you to navigate through this potentially confusing maze of legalese and other official documents. The LegalZoom site guarantees its potential customers honest and upfront pricing schemes that compete with the best around. You will find that their charges for filing a DBA form for you are significantly lower than what a local lawyer might charge you for the very same service.