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What is a good business name?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by teejet, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    My current biz name is my last name followed by landscaping, that is what I started out doing. I focus more on lawn spraying now and will add structural pest control category this year. I need to change my business name to something that shows what I do. I'm looking at going with ______ Lawn & Pest Solutions or _________ Services,. Does having a name that starts with "A" help in the phone book, with all the pest services? What do you think is a good catchy name for a lawn and pest company?
     
  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    dont over think it,
    id recommend anything thats just short, simple, and easy for the customer
    to remember
    g/l
     
  3. VARMIT COMMISSION

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 547

    My company name is (whatever you want) Weed Control and most of my customers assume I spray for bugs and do interior control. I don't. I have never advertised it they just expect it from a weed control company. If I did do it I wouldnt even add it to my name, I would just add it to the invoice(we now offer pest control) or let them know I did it when bidding on a job. I plan on adding it next year and I will add it to the price increase letter I send out every January. That would be a lot easier. JMHO
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    If you are fairly new or just starting out, I would keep your last name in your biz name for a while. People need to identify YOU to begin with, not a biz name. Also, keeping your name in your business name keeps you from having to file an assumed name.
     
  5. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    My fathers suggestion for ours was F n A Pest Control (frank and anthonys)
    he didnt get it....and we didnt use it.:laugh:
     
  6. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    :laugh: i like that one.
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

  8. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,011

    Who cares if it starts with an A...you will find that the phone book will probably be your worst investment. Name your business what you want and have fun with it and the business will come if you are good!


    This is my favorite. I think I seen them when traveling through Tenn somewhere.

    N2 Grass

    It is not only an awesome name but uses contains our most impotant element.

    I just thought it was awesome (even though N2 is a gas)!

    NO3 Grass or NH4 Grass just doesn't sound that good!
     

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