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Old 12-07-2005, 09:59 PM
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Naming the business

Does anyone have any pros/cons to naming your business after yourself. Let's say my name is Joe Schmoe, what are the pros/cons of naming my business Joe Schmoe's Lawnmowing, or Joe Schmoe Enterprises. Any one done this and have an opinion about it?

PS - one name I thought of using I recently found another local company used part of the name, and they were just kicked out of the BBB.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:18 PM
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Many LCO's name their company after themselves. The pro I guess would be the personal touch that it gives. The con would be if you ever decided to sell the business Jim Smith probably would not want to buy Joe Schmoes Landscaping.
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:18 AM
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we are in desperate need of a real live MOE JOE please please name it moe joe please:blob3: :blush:
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:22 AM
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Well I had the same problem when I was deciding what to name my new outfit. So I just stuck with the idea of Keeping It Simple Stupid. Went with my first letter of my last name and my wifes maiden name, and C&C Lawn Care was born. I think its better to just use your last name in your company name, just IMO. Such as Schmoes Quality Lawn Care or Schmoes Total Lawn care etc etc.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:42 AM
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I just used my last name WOODS LAWN SERVICE
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:07 PM
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IMO, im not a big fan of using your name, such as ryans lawn care or something. I view all of those as looking the same, maybe even somewhat harder to remember (for those people that just arent good with names). Look in your phonebook and see how many are named after themselves. Here theres probably 50 or better. What seperates you from the rest of them then? other than maybe your name comes earlier in the alphabet.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:53 PM
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I have been in business for about 7 yrs now and have always used my first and last name followed by the word lawncare. Opinions will most certainly vary on this. I just feel it adds a more personal touch to your business, IMHO.
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:34 PM
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Maybe im not a big fan cause of my name... Cameron Dull Lawn Care doesnt sound the coolest...
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:59 PM
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dull

i can see why you wouldn't use "Dull" in your name. it doesn't quite portray the professionalism you might want.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:26 PM
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No, no it doesnt... oh well smoke if em if ya got em.
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