naming your business

Top 3 Ways You Can Find A Suitable Business Name

Naming your Business is always a tricky part of your setting up phase.

Below you will find my 3 top tips you can use right away to help you choose a business name.

naming your business1. Make It Easy To Remember!

It’s important that your Business Name is easy to say and easy to spell! Customers love quirky branding, and a memorable business name, but don’t make it so creative that no-one can pronounce the name or type a search for your Company! Be clear and concise, and check spellings. If you are using a mis-spelling as your Business Name, ensure you research first. Share your ideas with friends and family and get some feedback.

 

2. Check Your Business Name Availability

Always check if there is a trademark against the Business Name you have chosen and remember to check with the appropriate company registering body if Limited. In the UK that is Companies House, and in the USA the new Business USA Website includes all the links you need to register in the appropriate State. Both websites provide comprehensive information regarding registering your business, so have a good read and take some notes!

 

3. Make Sure Your Business Name Is Available Across All Platforms

There’s nothing more frustrating than choosing the perfect Business Name and finding there is Facebook availability but no Twitter, or Youtube availability but no .com. When helping clients or registering my own business or a domain, I always check availability on Namechk. This gives a comprehensive search across all platforms, including domain name searches. Perfect!

Naming Your Business – Summary

So There you have it! Three ways you can start researching your business name today. I have found it easiest to write a list of all the possibilities and then check all 3 steps, one at a time. Brainstorm first, check after.

Do you have any tips for Naming Your Business you would like to share? Feel free to comment below.

 

Written by Caroline Baxter
Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business