Managed Annual DBA Service

Managed DBA registration service to meet state and local requirements

  • Order online and get started in minutes
  • Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
  • Renewal tracking via the DBA List tab of Entity Manager

Whether you refer to them as trade, fictitious, or alternative names, DBA requirements can be difficult to manage. Requirements vary by jurisdiction. Sometimes registration is required at the state level and other times locally. You may even need to publish notice of your new DBA.

Save time navigating state requirements. Trust your DBA registrations to the experts. Simply let us know what name(s) you want to register in what jurisdiction(s), and we'll complete the appropriate filings.

How Managed Annual DBA Service Works

You can order via the convenient online form. Service is delivered in three easy steps.

  1. You provide basic information about your organization and your desired DBA name
  2. We research if the name is available and complete the necessary forms
  3. You receive your approved DBA name

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is a doing business as (DBA) name?

A doing business as (DBA) name is an additional organization name. Registering a DBA allows your organization to operate under multiple names while maintaining a single legal entity. Other terms used to describe a DBA include assumed name, fictitious name, doing business as (DBA), or trade name. The process of adopting an assumed name varies by where you operate, but registrations are typically filed with the secretary of state or at the county level.

Where am I required to register my DBA name?

Generally, your organization must register your DBA in any jurisdiction where you intend to conduct business under that name. Our service excels at coordinating this complexity for organizations operating across state lines.

How do I know if my desired DBA name is available?

Before registering your fictitious name, we will ensure that the name is available for use in your target jurisdiction(s). We will help you find an alternate if your name is unavailable. We then prepare and file the government paperwork to register this name.

Does registering a DBA name create a new legal entity?

No. A doing business as name allows a company or nonprofit to use multiple trade names. Acquiring a DBA lets your organization launch additional brands while only having to maintain a single legal and tax entity. For instance, "Pets for Peace" may register the DBA name "Dogs for Peace" to target a niche market. Registering a DBA gives your organization flexibility in marketing your organization.

Do I have to renew my DBA name?

Some states and counties offer perpetual DBAs, where you register once, and then the holder of the DBA does not need to renew. In other states and counties, you register your DBA for a term such as five or ten years.

Our software tracks each DBA filing and renewal while our service prepares and files each renewal before the due date.

Comprehensive Support for Your Compliance Needs

Gain peace of mind and return to your mission-driven work. Leverage our comprehensive compliance services today.

Raising funds in multiple states?
Rely on us to manage your charity registrations.
Registering to operate in a new state?
Turn to us to manage your foreign qualification project.
Tracking annual report deadlines?
Allow us to track, prepare, and file your annual reports.

Managed Annual DBA Service to meet state and local requirements

  • Order online and get started in minutes
  • Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
  • Renewal tracking via the DBA List tab of Entity Manager


Check out our complete library of testimonials to learn more about how we support nonprofit organizations just like yours.

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I really appreciate the efficiency and the fact that I don’t have to think about it…I just forward everything to [my Registration Specialist], and she takes care of it.
 ~ Erin Riley Strong – FRESH EYES DIGITAL
Stetson University
One of the best vendor decisions we’ve ever made. I don’t know why we ever wrestled with all our state compliance filings in house. Labyrinth took all of the pain out of the process, and at a price point that made the decision obvious.
Amirah inc
Labyrinth made obtaining licenses for our out of state satellite office a breeze! Their customer service is top notch! They always respond to my requests within a day if not sooner. I sleep well at night knowing that Labyrinth is in our corner! They take the guess work out of state licensing! Don’t bother looking for another company! Let Labyrinth navigate the web of confusion for you!
~ Cheri Crider – AMIRAH INC.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
We’ve used Labyrinth for over seven years now and I have found their work and customer service to be great. Never had a single problem with all our state charity registrations over the years. We’ve been moving work being done by other companies to Labyrinth (like corporate registrations) to Labyrinth because we trust their work. Highly recommended!
~ David L ~ NAMI
Jewish Voice For Peace
Great experience working with Labyrinth for business and charitable registrations.
~ Elizabeth Ingenthron – A JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, INC.
Children Incorporated
Labyrinth is incredible! They have been managing our state registrations for about five years, and it has made our work so much easier. They save us time and effort, and they always come through for us. Highly recommended!
~ Ron Carter – CHILDREN, INC.
Nation Rowing Foundation
Amazingly proactive and throughly professional, and competent. Nice people, too!
Asia Frontier Outreach
The expertise, timeliness, and responsiveness of the Labyrinth team is excellent. They have been a lifesaver to our organization.
Vision Synergy
State registrations for charity compliance? No, thank you! I DO NOT want to understand it. THANK YOU Labyrinth, you are worth every penny & all whom I’ve worked with have been great.
~ Diana Mansour – VISIONSYNERGY
Grey2K USA Worldwide
We trust the professionals at Labyrinth with all our registration and reporting needs!
~ Christine Dorchak – GREY2K USA WORLDWIDE, INC.
JBI International
I have been very happy with Labyrinth. They are always on top of everything and have helped me tremendously with all my state registration filings.
Africa New Life
We are a growing nonprofit organization with donors in all 50 States. Labyrinth has allowed us to comply with the myriad rules and regulations in every State. We do not have the time, nor the expertise, to handle this on our own. Labyrinth has made it so easy for us to get into compliance!
University of Vermont Foundation
The staff at Labyrinth are very good at their jobs. They stay on top of the filings and provide a complete turn key service. I recommend using Labyrinth.
B'Nai B'rith
My organization operates in nearly every state. Yet, like many non-profits, we are thinly staffed for admin and other back-office operations. We do not have the capacity to stay on top of every state’s charitable registration laws and/or filing requirements. Labyrinth does that for us and does it at a very reasonable rate. I would highly recommend Labyrinth for any non-profit that has multiple state charitable registration filings.
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals
Labyrinth made the entire process of filing for state authorizations to solicit an easy and very smoothly delivered process. After we supplied the necessary information to them, very little time was required on our end other than filing the forms in our shared drive! Definitely recommend this company!
~ Deb Cullinan – NAPO, INC.
Zamir Choral Foundation
Very helpful in navigating charitable registrations for non-profits. They are also very knowledgeable about other aspects of non-profits and are always ready to help. A wonderful organization.
~ Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer – ZAMIR CHORAL FOUNDATION
Na Keiki O Emalia Emalia's Children Helping Children Heal
Labyrinth has been a godsend for us! Highly recommend them–they do a great job of keeping us compliant with required states across the US and have GREAT staff/customer service.
~ Brooke Brown – NA KEIKI O EMALIA
USA Basketball
I’ve had great experiences with Labyrinth across two organizations, I definitely recommend their services!
~ Killjan Anderson – USA BASKETBALL