Small Biz Tip: Start Up Concerns: Business Name

Tips from November 6, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss naming a start up business. Think of a creative and recognizable name for your business. Be memorable, quirky, and unique, yet professional for business purposes. Before settling on a business name check your phone books, online domains & with the county clerk's office for availability. Consider a business name that's obvious to your business purpose and works in your favor for SEO as well. It often helps the customer if a name is self-explanatory. A name like Kim's Social Media Services tells me right away that this is a social media servicing company by Kim. Register the business name as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You get legal protection for the business's name. Find out more at http://www.uspto.gov. Daily Overview: When naming yo... [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Internet : Your Website Name

Tips from Tuesday, March 10, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be cover naming your website and securing the domain. When choosing a domain name (your website address) consider something memorial and recognizable, such as YourCompanyName.com. Try to keep your domain name to less than 20 characters. Have a few different options in mind when you start out. Don't use underscores in your domain name or spelling that is "creative". That will make you more difficult to remember and find. A domain name should cost ~ $10/year. Don't get sold for more Try http://godaddy.com for good prices; domain hosting as well. Daily Overview: When getting a domain name use your company name, keep it short & save creativity for content. $10/year = your name! [Read Full Article]