How to create a business name from scratch

Step-by-step guide to creating a business name

1. Think of possible names and come up with a list

Use a keyword related to your business

Use a name generator

2. Narrow down your choice

Your business name must make sense

Your business name must be easy to remember

A good brand name must be easy to spell

Your business name should look appealing

  • Intel
  • Meta
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Alphabet
  • Microsoft

3. Align your business name with the structure of your business

Sole proprietorship


Limited Liability Company (LLC)

C Corporation

  • Corporation
  • Company
  • Incorporated
  • Limited

4. Check if your business name is available

Domain availability

Search federal trademark records

5. Register your business name




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