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SMALL BUSINESS

Ready to get started? Please have your business documents ready.

To open an account or apply for a loan, certain business documents will likely be required—some are required by law. So, here’s a heads up as to which ones you’ll need to apply for a business loan, open a business deposit account or get a business credit card.

These lists are not exhaustive. Some documents may apply to specific business types only, some may apply to the type of account you are opening and/or applying for.

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution
  • Tribal Bylaws/Constitution
  • Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement/Authorization OR LLC Statement
  • Tribal Bylaws/Constitution
  • Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing
  • Partnership Agreement or Partnership Statement
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement (depending on state law but generally required if the sole proprietor uses a name that does not include the individual's surname or a name that suggests additional owners).

Corporation

Corporation

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Resolution
  • Tribal Bylaws/Constitution
  • Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing

LLC

LLC

  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement/Authorization OR LLC Statement
  • Tribal Bylaws/Constitution
  • Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing

Partnership

Partnership

  • Fictitious Business Name Statement
  • Foreign Entity Declaration OR Certificate of
    Qualification/Authority/Good Standing
  • Partnership Agreement or Partnership Statement

Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship

  • Fictitious Business Name Statement (depending on state law but generally required if the sole proprietor uses a name that does not include the individual's surname or a name that suggests additional owners).

Getting started is easy

Call today to speak with a Business banker:
1-888-789-2345 / TTY 1-800-659-5495

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Note: Bank of the West has branches only in the states listed in the drop-down. At this time, we only open accounts for individuals and businesses in these states.