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You’ve decided to start your own business and it feels amazing! You are researching, reading, taking notes, writing out plans and so ready to dive in head first and start making money. But what are you going to name your business? What will make people remember you, remember your website and social media profiles? Oh boy. You are stopped dead in your tracks because while you have this great idea – you have no name.
That’s okay! It happens to almost every business owner. Sometimes the name just comes out of nowhere and it’s beautiful and perfect. Other times, you end up polling friends, looking in dictionaries and thesauruses to try and find “the one”. It can be a fun journey, coming up with that perfect name, so let’s look at some inspiration for choosing the best name for your business!
Take a look at this business name and her domain: Thatgirl Organizes / ThatGirlOrganizes.Guru
Now let’s break it down:
- It describes EXACTLY what her business is about – she organizes.
- It uses a “not-com” domain extension to highlight her level of expertise: guru
- It’s catchy, it’s fun, and if available on social media, ThatGirlOrganizes is a perfect way to brand her business!
- Her husband helped with the “not-com” portion, so don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends for their ideas!
If you’re sitting there wondering how you can come up with a great name like hers, take some time to play around with Name.Kitchen’s naming tools. There are several to choose from, so explore each one and take lots of notes!
Once you’ve found THE name, make sure to claim it! Don’t just register the domain either, you want to secure all of the social media accounts that you can with that name. You don’t have to set up the profiles right away, just get them all secured and save the logins for when you are ready to set them up.
So how else can you be inspired and create the perfect business name?
- Ask friends and family for words that describe you
- If you sell a product or service, ask friends and family for words to describe what you sell or offer
- Ask yourself if you want something that sounds professional or a little silly
- Do you want your business name to include your own name (first or last)?
- Do you want your name to be short, long, easily abbreviated?
- Look at similar businesses and their names. What stands out? What falls flat?
Name.Kitchen is an amazing resource for anyone looking to name their business and really stand out. With inspirational stories from business owners, naming tools and more, you will find some great business tools for your big adventure!