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How To Pick a Business Name



A prospect will need to see your advertisement and business name at least 20 times prior to doing business with you. Many people fail to give a lot of thought to it prior to moving forward with a project. There are many factors to contemplate including something memorable, a name related to your area of work and, potentially, the availability of the domain name. I mean, A business name perhaps is a  factor in the  success or decline of the project. for that reason is very important take a time to think how to name the entrepreneurship.

Choice a business name is like to choose a partner, a couple or even a professional career. If you pick a name to start the project, you will have to stick with it until the end, yes till the end or do you think, you can change the name of project every month or every year? just imagine to Apple or Windows changing the name every year.  Once you pick something, stick with it  because once they associate your business with a  name, making a change will be catastrophic.

If you are going to be married to your business name, then you need to make sure the bride isn’t already married to another suitor. There are four significant issues to consider.

Is the name being used?

you can search it online, since most corporations  have a web site where you can conduct name searches. Even if you are a sole proprietor, you should check the name against those already registered in the state database. If the name is being used, you  need to consider an alternative.

Ask in The Secretary of State

So, you have checked and you could note that the name does not exist, now you have to contact with the Secretary of State because you should check it against existing trademarks file.

in short, you must figure out whether the name is already being used in your state. you must go to The Secretary of State in your city and find or ask whether the names of some corporation or partnerships has the same name that you have chosen.

Check a domain

Nowadays, many small and medium-sized enterprises  incorporate a web site as part of their business model. Then you need to check to see if the business name can be use as a domain “.com, .net or .org”, that depends on your business idea. you should register it immediately. If not, you can either change your business name again or focus on a domain name incorporating your service or product instead of the business name.

And Take it easy…

Like a spouse, it can be either a good or bad choice. So take it easy, you must think it better before you select a business name. You business could be devastated if you do not take these precautionary steps. Oh my god, imagine the negative impact on your business if the name has to be changed a couple years down the line.




mark muller

writer, programmer, nerd but with a lot ideas inside me that maybe could change the world.

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