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Old 02-14-2010, 09:16 PM
combine76 combine76 is offline
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Change bus. name after 8 years?

When our business began 8 years ago I simply threw in my last name followed by "Lawncare". In the years since then we have expanded into hardscaping, landscaping and drainage solutions. It seems lawncare is not all inclusive enough of all the services we provide. Granted all of our advertising and website includes a list of services and showcases what we do, but sometimes I feel that is not enough. I've just been playing with the idea of starting a separate LLC to deal exclusively with the landscaping side of things and give it a name more geared towards it. Or I could just totally rename the business, however I know I've gained recognition in my market with the name and I invested alot in that. Maybe I'm just complicating things.....Anyway I would greatly appreciate some opinions or someone that has experience with this in their business. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:39 PM
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could you just change lawncare to landscaping? Pretty obvious solution... hardly anyone would notice it either.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:24 PM
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I concur. Keep your name so as not to confuse current clients, and change the lawncare to landscaping.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:02 PM
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Yes, that would definitely be the most simple. I quess I need to run this by the accountant also, but would I need to set up a new LLC for this since signage and everything else would change? I know it's just one word, but want to do it right.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:08 PM
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maybe you could just add to your name. my company is vogel landscaping and lawn care llc. because we do lawn care and landscaping. this including maintenance (cutting shrub trimming pesticide and fert etc) and we do landscaping (mulch new installs etc) so maybe consider "yourlastname lawn care and landscaping"
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:31 PM
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Keep your last name in it, just change whats after your last name.

________ Landscapes
________ Lawncare & Hardscaping
________ Lawn & Landscaping
________ Landscape Management (I use this one, sounds more profesional, it also will not sound like every other business)
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