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Business Facts

  • There are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. -- which outnumber corporations 1162 to 1.
  • 70% of small businesses are owned and operated by a single person.
  • Small businesses employ 57% of the country's private workforce.
  • Small businesses pay 44% of U.S. payroll.
  • Only 50% of businesses survive five years.
  • Immigrants make up 12.5% of small business owners nationwide.
  • 60 to 80% of all new jobs come from small businesses.

For further assistance with filing a DBA/Fictitious Name or questions regarding the process please contact our  specialists at 888-300-3039.

In several U.S. states, DBAs are officially referred to using another term. Oregon uses Assumed Business Names; Washington calls DBAs trade names; other states refer to trade styles or fictitious business names. For consumer protection purposes, many U.S. jurisdictions require businesses operating with fictitious names to file a DBA statement. This also reduces the possibility of two local businesses operating under the same name. Note, though, that this is not a substitute for filing a trademark application. A DBA filing carries no legal weight in establishing trademark rights. In the U.S., trademark rights are acquired by use in commerce, but there can be substantial benefits to filing a trademark application. DBA statements are often used in conjunction with a franchise. The franchisee will have a legal name under which it may sue and be sued.

Doing Business As (DBA)