I know that changing your business name is fun and exciting, but if you don’t inform us of the change it’s a mess. Further, some people are changing their names without regard to the fact that someone else has a similar business name - train wreck.
If you are operating as a DBA (Doing Business As) entity – typically, a person who just creates a fictional name without registering that name with the State – you need to formally request a name change with us before you start using it. For the most part, we don’t care - but there has been a rush of “fresh new identities” recently that are causing us a lot of headaches.
We won’t make you apply to be a new vendor if you coordinate your name change with us in advance, but we may push you towards the application if you don’t.