Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business

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When it comes to naming your business, are you drawing a blank? If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. See Also Choosing Your Business Name. Tools and resources for naming your business: 1.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. When I first started my business, over 5 years ago, I wanted a name that was unique yet straight-forward.

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Startup Naming

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Tonight I am giving a presentation on naming and positioning at Founders Institute Atlanta. In prepping for it I uncovered an old draft article on the subject of naming. While a number of articles have been written on startup naming by the likes of Guy Kawasaki , Jason Calacanis , and Dharmesh Shah , I but together my own simple five point framework for startup name characteristics. I will also say this, I am not sure if the company name really matters.

The Complete Guide to Registering Your Business Name

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You’ll need to register your business name, and decide what method of doing so is best suited for your specific business needs. See Also Choosing Your Business Name. Trademarking your business name. How to register your business name: 1.

Naming Your Business: Process and Pitfalls

The Startup Magazine

Company names like Apple, Amazon and eBay evoke an image of success and cutting-edge technology. It’s hard to overstate the importance of a business name. When a name is the face of the brand, getting it right is absolutely crucial,” Adam Fridman writes in Inc.

Kim Dotcom: 'I Will Never Be in Prison In the United States'

Inc Startups

But Dotcom refuses to accept the United States' position on the matter. Namely, his case will determine whether or not the owner of storage systems on the Web have responsibility what's in that storage. I'll never be in a prison in the United States," he says.

Finnish Yoga App Trims Name, Becomes Yogaia


The name merges yoga with gaia, which means the world in Greek. "It It was the only name we thought," says Petäjä. On Tuesday it started to use the new name - in domain and in applications - desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.

8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are the key elements: Company name. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. Sole proprietorships need to trademark the name to protect it. Internet domain name. This name (www.

Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1

Steve Blank

If you look around the United States it’s hard to avoid Sloan. Where are the charitable foundations, business schools and hospitals named after him?

Forbes Announces 2013 List Of Best Small Companies In America


Most of us who live outside the United States wouldn’t be too familiar with most of the names on that list; perhaps in due time we will. In the News America Forbes list small business The Best Small Companies in America United States

East meets West: Why Chinese app developers are targeting US smartphone owners

The Next Web

Founded in 2008, Shanghai-based CooTek is the company behind TouchPal X Keyboard and TouchPal Contacts , which lets you type contact names directly on your smartphone’s dial pad. China is the world’s largest country with more than 1.3 billion people.

Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are the key elements: Company name. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. Sole proprietorships need to trademark the name to protect it. Internet domain name. This name (www.

Thank you! Under 30 CEO & name Business of Software Conference on their lists of top software events! :-)

Business of Software Blog

‘ To be named at number one in a list that includes DLD, Microconf, FailCon, LaunchCon and other great events is a huge honour. Though we are held in Boston, we are based in (real, original) Cambridge, UK and in fact, over half of the attendees at Business of Software Conference come from outside the United States so we are a pretty international event which is one of the things that makes our community so interesting.

The Easiest Way to Watch Netflix Outside of The United States! An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Whilst this is great news for those of us in the States, if you live or you are traveling on business outside of the US, you’ll be greeted with this rather depressing message “Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet.”.

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How To Choose A Company Name by Yaro Starak

In Christine Syquia’s latest article she explains how her company name, Charm and Luck , came into being and offers advice to help you choose a company name. Charm and Luck was the name of our handbag company and I was asked daily how the name came to be.

N.C. Bishop among 4 nominated to lead Episcopal Church in the United States

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was officiating the ordination of a young priest at a Raleigh parish when he spotted a name tag on a church member who The Right Rev.

5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets

David Teten

I’m excited about the program below on “Investing in Intellectual Capital: Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets” Click here to make a reservation.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

But it does mean that you think about the global implications at every step of the process: Pick your company and product names carefully. Don’t pick a name for your company or product that has a negative or totally different meaning in another language.

Exploring The Evolution Of Online Payment Solutions


The Gold Standard was introduced to England in 1816 and eventually to the United States in 1900. After a few economic scares, the Federal Reserve of the United States introduced gold-backed reserve notes, which would late become the United States Dollar.

Top Five US Cities With Pleasant Environments To Live And Work In


by Cynthia Griffith, author of “ The Sun Village Project “ While it may seem as if the United States’ places of interest have been pretty consistent over the years, the truth is that the landscape of this country is ever changing.

5 Reasons NOT To Start With A Non-Profit Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Unfortunately, misuse scenarios, like the lavish lifestyles of leaders and scams, have given the non-profit environment a bad name, making things even tougher.

Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Feld Thoughts

When we first started writing this book in late 2013, we knew that we were going to do both a United States tour and a Canadian book tour. Our Naming Sponsor QuickBooks is dedicated to getting new, high-growth businesses off the ground.

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These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

The name and the type have to fit, or expensive rework will be required later. In the United States, this is a limited liability corporation, or LLC. Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business.

No One Gets Out Of This Alive

Feld Thoughts

Amy thought it was Woody Allen, a Google search turned up Jim Morrison (due to the name of his book), Robert Heinlein was cited as saying something similar, but in the end I decided it didn’t matter. When reflecting on the notion that “no one gets out of this alive,” I realize how incredibly fortunate I am to be living in the United States in 2016. My mother-in-law (Amy’s mom) passed away last Sunday. The funeral was in Hotchkiss, Colorado yesterday.

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

Both Sides of the Table

Note that all of these names were not started in Silicon Valley. So … Not a single LP surveyed said Trump was the right leader for the United States and a clear 71% said they disliked Trump, were anti-Trump or were “deeply offended” by Trump.

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Geopolitico - US & South China Sea


9 its Foreign Ministry warned that Beijing would "never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight." Seemingly moments after Xi made a visit. From Reuters China claims most of the South China Sea and on Oct.

Legal Research Site Names 2,000 Patent Trolls

Inc Startups

The names of about 2,000 alleged patent trolls have been exposed by legal research site PlainSite this week. In a company post, PlainSite said it uncovered the list through the United States Patent and Trademark Office 's public database of assigned patents.

Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

Initially, many startup businesses focus on creation and inception tasks: forming an entity, reserving a domain name, signing up for online accounting services or hiring an accountant, and, in some cases, consulting with a business lawyer.

Episode 19: Time Tracking and Maximizing Profits with Matt Rissell

Mike Michalowicz

Since then, the company has been named Idaho’s Innovative Company of the Year, currently employing 45 of the best employees in the business and growing and circling the globe with customers in over 50 countries. ” – Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United States).

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HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Finally, as the above charts illustrate, three-quarters of MBA unicorns are based in the United States. As you can see in the above graphs of all 157 unicorns, MBA founders over-index on unicorns headquartered in the United States (74% vs. 63%).

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Public Speaking From Donald Trump


Like it or not, this is exactly what Donald Trump does (and how he became President of the United States). The state that has a very, very special place in my heart. And, by the way, just like I am a man who loves my country, the United States.

Is marijuana a legitimate startup business?

The Startup Magazine

To date, approximately 13 of the 50 United States have made it legal for qualified patients to use marijuana for medical reasons. There was a time when any mention of the word marijuana was made in hushed tones. Not anymore.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a Colorado entrepreneur and want to be signed on to this letter, please either email me or put your name, company name, and title in the comments. Over the last twenty years, the Internet has enabled entrepreneurial upstarts to establish new companies, creating enormous amounts of wealth, jobs of the future here in the United States, and improving the lives of consumers and the productivity of businesses.

10 Classic Business Naming Mistakes

Up and Running

Legal isn’t the whole issue with names. Lots of legal names work fine until you grow and run into somebody else with the same name, in the same business area, who had it first. Focusing too narrowly on the domain name. Confusing a name with marketing.

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

In the United States: According to World Bank Group’s, “Ease of Doing Business” rankings, the U.S. Plus, the state of Texas got an A+ on Thumbtack’s 2014 Small Business Friendliness Survey. .

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are the key elements: Company name. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. Sole proprietorships need to trademark the name to protect it. Internet domain name. This name (www.

20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

Up and Running

For federal and state licensing, check out the Small Business Administration website, and follow the links that are applicable to your business. Most states require employers to buy an insurance policy that compensates employees if they get hurt or become ill from workplace exposure.

Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


Think of your logo, brand name or even distinct product packaging. However, registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers protection under federal law and increases the remedies available to you if someone infringes on your trademark.

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Entrepreneurship for the 99%

Steve Blank

The reality is that the United States is still a nation of small businesses. His name is Alex Lawrence. Alex, vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at Weber State University in Utah and completing his first year of teaching entrepreneurship.

Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?


This is inevitable as the banking sector has failed to address the needs of a generation in the United States that is 25% unbanked or underbanked, with large school loans.