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Jackie Jones replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Just keep it simple so when you are easy to remember.  Pretend you are answering the phone, say the name over & over.  What is easy for your customers to remember.   What will make them remember…"
Mar 28, 2011
Liz Kennard Butcher replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Hi there... With the trend toward Local, keeping things at home, the downturn in the economy, a why don't you use your name and the name of the city you live in your business?    "Ngu" Cacao Bites... & more (could be a…"
Mar 27, 2011
Jackie Jones replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Our company (a div of Deluxe Checks) will design a free logo if you order imprinted full color Rack Cards, Brochures, etc.  We do over a billion $ in business.   If you are needing checks - most people use Quicken or Quickbooks, then…"
Mar 25, 2011
Huy Nguyen replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Thanks guys for the replies!!   All is going well at the moment. I'm working with Direct Incorporation to help me find a suitable name for my venture. It's pretty cool. They're giving me a website and logo design with my…"
Mar 25, 2011
Jackie Jones replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"I work with small businesses (have for 25 yrs - business forms & promotions) and most of them name their business based on the area they live in.   In fact, the majority.   You can analyze places, things are close to you, and…"
Mar 25, 2011
Lex replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"How about Cococraft? Lex"
Mar 23, 2011
ALEX replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Huy I would recommend you to think beyond the borders (of thinking).  Let me give you some hints regarding the way I would look into this if I'm to find a new name: - Chocolate is coming from eternity and hopefully will go to eternity -…"
Mar 22, 2011
Clay Gordon replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Saxon is in use in Canada - which may or may not be an issue as has been pointed out. Hotel Chocolat is in use in the UK and US. Tazo is the name of a tea company and would be too close to Taza, which is in use in the US for a chocolate company."
Mar 13, 2011
Huy Nguyen replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"I have not yet. I'm going through a trademark firm at the moment to check against all possible names that I can use.   I like the name Cocomira and I've done a USPTO search and it seems to be available. However, there is this Cocomira…"
Mar 13, 2011
Anna Janes replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"Have you made a decision on naming your business? i remember trying to name my business and feeling tormented. I reviewed the names you short-listed and they sound similar to some local Toronto businesses (Sinsational Sweets, Heavenly Sweets) so -…"
Mar 13, 2011
Mark Hare replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"You really should check with a lawyer that understands Trademarks.  The latest friend that had to change a business name was ready to open a restaurant in DE  and got a letter from one in CA that had trademarked the name.  So you need…"
Feb 14, 2011
Huy Nguyen replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"@mark really? I didn't think anyone had to change their names. this gives me hope. so registering for a US llc, I could umbrella my business(es) under one?"
Feb 14, 2011
Mark Hare replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"I recommend that you do check the USPTO database, it is clearly an outdated interface, but the information is current.  A state trademark won't mean much if someone has one with the USPTO (at least this is what a lawyer told me).  I…"
Feb 14, 2011
Huy Nguyen replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"yep! I actually plan on doing that after Valentine's Day. Since I live in Texas, I'll be speaking to the Texas Secretary of State for the list of trademark names available. I was also wondering if I should make an LLC in Texas or file for…"
Feb 14, 2011
Dirke replied to Huy Nguyen's discussion Naming a business in the group Startup Central
"I've gone through what you are doing and have also learned the hard way. My recommendation, find a couple of names you like then talk to a trademark lawyer or search the trade mark database through your local government. Then you won't…"
Feb 14, 2011
Huy Nguyen added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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Naming a business

So for the past couple of weeks I've been running through a list of names for my business. I feel like I may be a little late in the game because every single name that I've come up with, someone has already taken it, or there's a website for it already. LOL. I've pretty much come to a dead end and with no hope. To me, what attracts consumers is a very nifty and creative name. Something simple and easy to remember which reflects upon the shop's contents. In my case, I'm primarily going to be…See More
Feb 14, 2011

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At 10:32pm on February 10, 2011, Clay Gordon said…

Welcome to TheChocolateLife - I look forward to learning more from you as you work to open your business. Always interested in hear new flavor combinations and techniques.

 
 
 

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