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Old 07-01-2014, 06:34 PM
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Business name brain block

I have a DBA but want to change my business name. The DBA was thought of on the fly to get my business license. I wasn't intending on going full time.

I cannot for the life of me come up with a good name, thats NOT taken. I am looking for suggestions. I am not sure if a moderator can chime in on my idea. What if I created a "contest" and offered a small prize ($) to the one I like? Obviously this would be on the HONOR system on my part. I would be glad to paypal someone the prize money.

Just an idea.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:40 PM
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What services do you provide? We need something to work with...
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:43 PM
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What services do you provide? We need something to work with...
Good point. Haha. 80% cookie cutter home mowing. In and out. Bush trimming and mulch for the rest.

Mowing volume is my focus. I like short catchy names an need the dot com too
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:51 PM
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:59 PM
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Short and catchy probably aren't in your future. If I were in your shoes, providing primarily mowing services, I'd run like hell with MowRichmond.com. Position it as an action/verb, said with inflection, and go nuts with the branding.

I just ran through a similar exercise with someone else and, if you think of it as an exclamation point (Mow Richmond!) and not just...mow...richmond..., you can add some energy to the otherwise mundane.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:04 PM
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Short and catchy probably aren't in your future. If I were in your shoes, providing primarily mowing services, I'd run like hell with MowRichmond.com. Position it as an action/verb, said with inflection, and go nuts with the branding.

I just ran through a similar exercise with someone else and, if you think of it as an exclamation point (Mow Richmond!) and not just...mow...richmond..., you can add some energy to the otherwise mundane.
This man in smart lol.

Remind me of the movie coach carter. Rich who Richmond!
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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I considered re-naming mine, because I feel it's generic, but I haven't though of a better one. lol I considered some catchier ones like "SuperHero Lawn" but I'm not sure if that's very professional. lol
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:46 PM
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I considered the mow(city) names. But then I am worried about the limiting myself to a geographical area (in consumer minds) in case of expansion. Thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:00 PM
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I considered the mow(city) names. But then I am worried about the limiting myself to a geographical area (in consumer minds) in case of expansion. Thoughts?
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Personally, I decided it was in my best interest to go ahead and get a wife even though, theoretically, I could still end up with Jennifer Aniston.

The Richmond metro is 1.23m people. You do have your work cut out for you to find something that meets the criteria of short, memorable, and expansive. MowVirginia.com is also available. So is MowEarth and MowMars (although you better hurry if you want the Mars one. I have an idea for it...).

Feel free to shoot me a PM with the names you were thinking of (the ones that are unavailable) and I can try to help you find something suitable. It will give me an idea of the direction you're actually thinking.
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I like mow mars. I might snag that for future use
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