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keep name 4 18.18%
find new name close to old name 3 13.64%
come up wth new name 16 72.73%
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Old 01-23-2002, 12:13 AM
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having problem with business name please help

my problem is that there are as many 10 other different companys out there with the same name that i have for my business name and want to now know wanto do i wanto have a business name that's real goodand . should i keep the same name as the other companys or come up with one that is diffent or check to see if the company are in my state or county are in inc. or if iam able to keep the name and use the name still .+
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Old 01-23-2002, 12:54 AM
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So what's the name????
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Old 01-23-2002, 12:55 AM
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Old 01-23-2002, 01:24 AM
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Haha, how about what I almost used, Mike's Lawn Care. DUH. I like that name, but if you have locals that are using it already, there will be issues, and how about a website if you grow, you dont want your potential customers to find someone elses website and accidentally hire the other guy!
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Old 01-23-2002, 01:51 AM
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Re: having problem with business name please help

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there are as many 10 other different companys out there with the same name that i have for my business name
Out where? If they are in your state and you have had your name longer than them and it's registered then don't change. If they have been around longer than you then you may need to change. I assume all 10 are in your local area?
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Old 01-23-2002, 02:27 AM
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i mean so far that i found in all across usa notonly n mystate there 1-2 in my state or close bye
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Old 01-23-2002, 11:30 AM
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I would keep the name unless you find out it is already registered in your state. Especially if it is being used by a corp. or LLC.
There could be some legal issues and liability issues depending on your states laws.
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Old 01-23-2002, 11:38 AM
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Never underestimate the power of using your own name for a business. That is unless your name is something like "John Smith" which wouldn't be all that distinctive.
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Old 01-23-2002, 07:03 PM
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Why not change it to NATURAL GREEN or just NATURAL LANDSCAPE.
Maybe a little bit of modification will do it.
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Old 01-23-2002, 10:59 PM
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Whatever you choose for the new name, be sure that (like your current name) it says what you do in the name. People should be able to see a business card, your truck, or hear your business name and instantly know what it is you do.

Names like Williams and Associates, The Johnson Company, and J&R Enterprises don't tell anyone anything. Those names are useless.

Stick to XX Landscaping or XX Landscape Services or XX Grounds Maintenance. Whatever. Just be sure people know what you do when they hear or see your name.

The name you have now, by the way, is great. But if others are using it, you gotta change it. You can't create a brand image with a name that several other companies also have. You want to be unique.
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