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Old 02-24-2014, 07:48 PM
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Business name help please

I am in the process of getting back into the business. At first I will be focusing on residential and eventually add some commercial work. I like "Yardsmith" short and to the point, professional. However, for some unexplained reason I like "Lawn Donkey", funny, catchy, endless slogans. Do you guys think having a silly name would effect the way a potential commercial client may view us as a company? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:03 PM
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If I could rename my company it would be called " Pretty Lawns" it's funny and elegant
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:06 PM
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Do not under any circumstance name your company "Lawn Donkey".
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:15 PM
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I have to agree with A.W. A silly-ish, catchy name would be fine just not that particular one. However it is funny!
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:49 PM
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I have to agree with the other gents on this one...

Lawn Donkey is a no go....

Yardsmith is ok.... You got anything else kicking around?

You said you are getting back into it... What was your previous name?
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:59 PM
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I am in the process of getting back into the business. At first I will be focusing on residential and eventually add some commercial work... Do you guys think having a silly name would effect the way a potential commercial client may view us as a company? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
The subject on "How important is a business name?" was recently discussed on another thread.
www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=418114
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:59 PM
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I was expecting this response on the Lawn Donkey. I'm just trying to think of something i've never seen and stay away from the stereotypical lawn care name. Years ago I was in business under Tropical lawn care. When i transitioned to all commercial I changed it to Tropical Services of Central Fl , thought it was more professional. Guess i'll have to mow it over some more. Thanks guys
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:19 PM
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Psah, You'd have a sillyish name if YOU were hung like a LAwnDonkey!


For Real, I had this competitor back in the Day, Called Yard Apes.
Pretty derogatory if you ask me… Local guys referred to the companies workers and Chimp Chumps.

He's pretty big and successful now. Has had more than a few industry magazine articles done on him.

http://yardapes.org/category/yardape-news/

Local Company here in AK is called "Lawn Ninjas" and their post card is dudes in black masks hiding behind shrubbery and trees with the catch line "hire us and you'll never even know we were there" and "our competition never saw us coming" (separate cards)

Seriously…they do have customers… although the thought of having a black mask (to me) implies being untrustworthy and robbing your customers… and the tag line "you'll never even know we were there" Implies that we have done nothing and you can't tell….. They have customers and have gotten customers off those stupid post cards….maybe people just like ninjas?
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:20 PM
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I think lawn donkey is a little too silly, and the donkey always evokes the thought of democrats. Yardsmith is better, but I would keep thinking on this.

Silly is ok to a point, but it has to also project your personality.
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