List of DBAs in Pennsylvania, search for doing business as names
If you’re looking to start a business you may not always want your corporation, or official business name on your promotions, invoices, or website. Sometimes you might want a DBA (doing business as) name. A DBA is a name that can be unrelated to your actual business name. For instance if you’re a plumber and your business name is “Joe’s Plumbing”, you might want the name “Magic Sinks” as your name in advertising. If you register “Magic Sinks” as a DBA, then people can write out checks to that name and you’ll be able to cash them without issue.
When looking for a DBA, remember that you have to register a distinguishable name, meaning it can’t be too much like an already registered name. Adding “a”, “an”, or “the” in front of a name does not make it distinguishable, so save yourself some time and headache and do some research before you try to register a name like that. If you’re filing in Pennsylvania, the state has a nice website that will do a search for you based on keywords. It’s very up to date of new filings, so you should get the name you want. State pf PA DBA Lookup