Pondering a corporate name change? Don’t modify those articles of incorporation just yet. There’s another way to change the name of your business without a corporate name change. This alternative is often overlooked and is as simple as modifying or renewing your business license.
Depending on the rules of your state incorporation office and those of the licensing city or county, changing the operational name of your business may be as simple as using a DBA, alternative business name. Take a look at your business license application or business license. If you see a line for DBA or Doing Business As following the line for Business Name, you may be able to place your DBA under your corporate veil. Contact your local business licensing office to find out if you can use a DBA and about other documentation that may be required. MaxFilings can also help you save time and money by filing your DBA for you.
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