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What’s In a Name?

Date: 11/11/2005 | Category: Business | Author: developers

For some entrepreneurs looking to incorporate their new business, choosing a name for their endeavor is easy. Yet, for many others, it can prove exasperating. Here are a few things to consider when naming your corporation.

1. Consider what type of image you want for your new corporation. The name should reflect this image. The right name can open your doors to new business. The wrong name can just as quickly banish your business to obscurity.

2. Choose a distinguishable name. Steer clear of selecting a name that is similar to existing entities in your state. For example, if you are in Oklahoma and “ABC Corporation” is a fertilizer manufacturer currently doing business, you may want to think again about choosing “ABC Corp.” as the name of your new software company.

3. Verify your state’s legal requirement for choosing a business name. Many states require that a corporate name be followed by the designation “Corporationâ€?, “Incorporationâ€? or some variation thereof.

4. Confirm with your state’s business registration entity that your name is not already being used by another. When you order online filing from, we always check if the name is available. Our staff is trained in each state naming rules and we are making sure that paperwork is always reviewed. If you want to check if the name is available you can click on any state in our incorporation list and you will find NAME CHECK link on each state homepage.
For example Nevada company name check link. Delaware company name check link.

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