How to Open a DBA Account

by Contributing Writer; Updated September 26, 2017

Opening a DBA account isn't very hard and can be done by almost anyone. You'll learn step by step how to set up and open a DBA account.

Items you will need

  • Business name
  • Social security number
  • Local bank
Step 1

Come up with a business name.

Step 2

You will need to register this name as a "fictitous name" on your state's business site (i.e., for Florida).

Step 3

Print out the confirmation page and take it to the bank with your social security number and they will set up a DBA Account.

Step 4

File all of your info from the bank and make sure you register every 5 years.


  • Think of a Creative Business Name


  • Make sure you don't choose the same name as another business