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Opinions on possible Business Name

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Navig8r, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    OK... so I started in the biz on my own late last season...
    "Legalizing" everything right now.
    Problem is I am having trouble deciding on a business name.

    I will be registered as a sole Proprietor.
    Main business will be Mowing, spring/fall cleanups, hedge trimming, small planting/mulching jobs.

    I would like to leave the door open with my name for whatever growth I decide to take on in the future, possibly acquire applicator's license in a couple years, etc....

    Some Ideas I've had are as follows, Please give me your HONEST opinions on them, or any suggestions for variations!

    Emerald Acres Lawn & Landscape
    Picture Perfect Lawn & Landscape
    Majestic Property Maintenance

    I really value the input I see here on LS.... THANKS TO ALL !!

  2. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    I like Picture Perfect Lawn & Landscape.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Me too. Only problem I see (past experience) in using "Property Maintenance" in your biz name is some people will think you also do gutter cleaning, snow plowing, pool cleaning, window washing, etc.
  4. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    I like 3
  5. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    I went for the "established" effect by using my county in the name.
    Allen County Turf & Landscape.
    It's not "catchy" but it sounds like it's "been around" for awhile, according to the SCORE guy I talked to. FWIW

    (I pick Picture Perfect too):blob4:
  6. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Thanks for the input guys..... any others??????

    Mike, I thought alot about a reference to the region I live in / or / County... But I live in a VERY large county (over 500 sq. miles) so I don't want to get calls from or imply that I work in the whole county. Also, the names including the county, or the region (Mid-Hudson Valley........) are really played out.. everyone in every business seems to use them.

    Rodfather... I agree w/ your comment... I was thinking the same.... while snow-plowing may become a future venture, I don't want to overly attract requests for work I don't do, then turn it down...... not good for the reputation.

    Thanks again for the help!!!!
  7. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I agree also, Picture Perfect sounds good.
  8. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    That's the idea! You are instantly granted the same "established business" respect as the oldest company using that name!
    When you pick a company that you don't know anything about out of a phone book, what is it that makes you pick that company?
    A name that brings to mind established, solid, honest,etc
    OR for the non thinkers...AAA whatever :)
    It wasn't my first choice, but after talking to this guy. (30+ years in marketing), I decided to go with the "expert".
    This is my first year at it fulltime, been working on the side(no name) for years. We're not even working yet and I've already had 2 people say "oh yeh, I've heard of you"!
    I LIKE IT :blob2: :blob1: :blob4: :blob3:
  9. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Mike... OK, makes sense to me now... I was just not thinkin that way before... Thanks.
    I'll consider something along those lines.. that's a good point.......

    hmmmmm... I guess it's back to thinkin again....
  10. wacamaster

    wacamaster LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 198

    My buddy owns Picture Perfect Lawn Care.... you might not be able to register the name. I don't know how it works for different states though. He also owns Picture Perfect Carpet Cleaning.

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