i already did a search within this topic and i couldn't find anything to help. as some of you already know and may have gathered from my username, i'm a full-time firefighter. i need a name for my new venture and i thought i'd use that as a hook to get people interested. my wife and i thought of "OFF-DUTY LAWN CARE". i announced it to the boys at the firehouse and i was informed that another firefighter, who retired about 6 yrs. ago, used that as his business name. they also told me that he merged with another lawn care business a few years ago and took it's name. i've looked in all the phone books around here and even called information and that particular lawn business name is not listed anywhere. i will contact him, but i haven't found anyone that has his number yet. i will continue to try. in the event that he doesn't want me using that name, i need a backup. please help.