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Name change

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Henry, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    Has anyone here changed their business name? If so, how did you go about it? Did it cause any problems?
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    May I ask how come you want to change it?
     
  3. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    When I started my business I used my own name. It's kind of long so I started abbreviating it but Ikeep thinking about changing it completely. Maybe to something that makes you think of landscaping.
     
  4. lost mountain

    lost mountain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Don't change your business name until you decide to incorporate.
     
  5. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    Right now it's LLC. I was wondering if I have to go through all that again or could I register another name under the current one? I have no clue at the moment .
     
  6. lost mountain

    lost mountain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Sorry, I assumed you were sole prop....you would have to do it all over again with incorporation with your state. You would also have to start a new bank account, insurance policies as well as any licenses that you hold as it would be a new legal entity.
     
  7. GreatBigTuna

    GreatBigTuna LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    You may be able to simply file a DBA for your LLC. That would allow you to present your business to the public with your chosen name, but still maintain your current name when dealing with vendors, creditors and bank. Check with your state assessments office or your attorney. They should be able to advise you better. If you can take this approach, be sure to update your LLC's operating agreement to reflect the change in operations. Good luck.
     

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