Naming Your Business

Naming your business may not be as simple as it first appears. For one thing, you need to comply with legal procedures mandated by state law. If you incorporate or form a limited liability company, you must choose a corporate or LLC name acceptable to your state’s business filing office. And all businesses—corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships—must comply with laws dealing with the registration and possible publication of assumed names or fictitious names. Other legal procedures having to do with business names are not mandatory, but it nevertheless makes good sense to follow them. For example, it’s always a good idea to find out whether someone else already has rights to a name and can legally limit how you use it or tell you not to use it at all.

Read more here to find out what you need to know before choosing a name for your business.



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