Buisness name?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Jarrells74, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Jarrells74

    Jarrells74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I was wondering where you can go to find out if a name is available. Is there a website I can visit? Thx
     
  2. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    There is a "citizen's advocate" for city and county governments that will direct you to the proper dept for that info for your state. In the phone book under government info.
     
  3. Jarrells74

    Jarrells74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Ok thx alot..
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Try www.switchboard.com its kind of like the yellow pages for the whole country. Not everyone is on it but it will be a start.
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Are you going to incorporate? Not sure about your state, but in the state of Kansas you don't have to register your business name unless you incorporate.

    MATT
     
  6. Jarrells74

    Jarrells74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Matt,

    Thx for the tip.. I am not going to incorporate so I will look into that.. That would be nice if I didn't have to register it.
     
  7. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    www.state.oh.us/sos

    Click on the database function and do a business name search. Search it a bunch of different ways to be sure.
     
  8. Casey

    Casey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    you might want to register the name anyway, just in case you decide to incorporate at a later time, and to keep anyone else from profiting from your reputation. Without registering the name anyone can come in behind you, after you get your business up and running, register the name before you and you will be the one out buying new business cards and explaining to your customers. Spend a few bucks now to save a lot of headache later, you never know today what your business will be like a few months/years down the road.
     

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