How do I name my small business?
12 Tips for Naming Your Small Business
- 1) Take Your Time in the Beginning.
- 2) Understand Your Business.
- 3) Keep It Short and Simple.
- 4) Be Descriptive.
- 5) Share Your Business’s Story.
- 6) Leave Your Name Out of It.
- 7) Brainstorm & Use a Business Name Generator.
How do you create a unique name?
If you want something truly unique, give up basing your name in anything you’re already familiar with and try to invent something completely new.
Create a name from other words.
- Blend common names together.
- Try different spelling variations.
- Rearrange your own (or a friend’s) name.
- Create anagrams from common words.
What are some cute business names?
Cute business names are pretty, charming, and bursting with marketing possibilities.
What are some examples of cute business names?
- Playful Polly.
- Beechy Bee.
- The Cute Corner.
- Hola Bella.
- Panda Bee.
- Station Cute.
- Adorbsy Digital.
- Cute Campaign.
Should I name my business after myself?
According to Alexandra Watkins, founder of Eat My Words, a company that creates brand names for clients, you should not name your business after yourself. They just aren’t memorable, imaginative names.
Can you name an LLC after yourself?
Limited liability companies can use personal names in a variety of ways: first names, last names, initials plus a last name, or a personal name that’s only part of the business name, such as “Joe’s Bar and Grill.” You can also form an LLC under a different name and use your personal name as your DBA or “doing business
What is a good name for an LLC?
Typically, your business’s name must end with the words “Limited Liability Company,” company,” or “Limited.” Or you can use abbreviations like “LLC,” “L.L.C.,” or “Ltd.” Usually, you can even opt to abbreviate the words “Limited” and “Company” as “Ltd.” and “Co.” (Most people just stick with “LLC”.)
Can I use my name for my LLC?
You can use your personal name when forming an LLC, provided that another local business has not taken the name and as long as your business name ends with “LLC.” You can then leverage the business name, your personal name, to brand yourself. You can also use your name in concert with an established LLC through a DBA.
Do I need to include LLC in my logo?
So, do you need to incorporate “LLC” in your logo? In short, the answer is no. In fact, none of your branding/marketing needs to include “LLC,” “Inc.” or “Ltd.” If it is included, this may look amateur. Logos are an extension of a company’s trade name, so marketing departments don’t need to include legal designation.
Can two businesses have the same name?
Since businesses are registered at the state level, it is possible for your company to have the same name as a business in a different state. However, this can lead to trademark issues and other problems.
Can you have similar business names?
A business name generally can be protected as a trademark under federal and state trademark law. As a general rule, if someone in a similar field to yours is already using a particular business or organization name, you should not use it, nor should you use a name that would be confusingly similar.
Can someone use my business name?
If someone uses your name, simply showing proof that you’ve trademarked the name could be enough to convince a business to choose something else. Most importantly, if you must go to court, you’ll have legal proof that you registered the name. However, you don’t have to trademark your business name to protect it.
Can you register a business name similar to another?
Under the rules, the phrase ‘identical or nearly identical’ has a specific meaning. If a name is identical or nearly identical to another name, we must not register it. However, the law does not prevent the registration of business names that are similar.
What do you do if someone is using your business name?
If someone else is using the same business name, attempt to resolve the dispute by contacting the other business and negotiating a favourable outcome. If this approach is unsuccessful, you can enforce your rights by sending a cease and desist letter.
How do you secure a business name?
Trademark. A trademark can protect the name of your business, goods, and services at a national level. Trademarks prevent others in the same (or similar) industry in the U.S. from using your trademarked names.