How to Name Your Montana Business
Our TRUiC Montana Business Name Generator can help you find an unique name for your small business. It uses AI technology to help give you the best results for your local area and industry.
Naming your Montana business is the most important step for starting a Montana business. How you decide to brand your business plays a critical role in the success it will have.
Here are the 3 steps to naming your Montana business:
Step 1: Optimize Your Montana Business Name for SEO
To generate a great business name for your Montana business, consider doing the following:
- Select your industry
- Add a city name to the search field above
Select Your Industry
Choosing your business industry will help our AI tool generate much better names. Also, having the industry keyword in your name will help customers easily find your business.
For example, if you’re selling home dry cleaning services, include the industry keyword “dry cleaners” in your Montana business name; if you’re a law firm, include the keyword “legal.” Doing this will greatly help with local search engine optimization (SEO).
Selecting Your City or County
Lots of customers will find you by searching Google, and adding a city to your business name will help users easily find your company.
Step 2: Follow the Montana Business Naming Rules
When naming businesses, you must follow the naming guidelines for Montana, which depend on the type of business structure you have.
Montana Naming Rules for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs):
- Your name must include the phrase “limited liability company” or one of its abbreviations (e.g., LLC or L.L.C.).
- Your name cannot include words that could confuse your LLC with a government agency (e.g., FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).
- Restricted words (e.g., Bank, Attorney, University, etc.) may require additional paperwork and a licensed individual, such as a doctor or lawyer, to be part of your LLC.
Montana Naming Rules for Corporations:
- Your name must contain the word “corporation,” “company,” “incorporated,” “limited,” an abbreviation of one of these terms; or words or abbreviations of similar meaning in another language
- Your name must be distinguishable from any existing business in your state. This includes Montana reserved names. We will help with this step in the search for your business name section below.
- Your name cannot include identifiers (e.g., Limited Partnership, LLC) that imply the company is anything other than a corporation.
- Your name cannot imply that the corporation is organized for a non-permitted purpose or one not outlined in its articles of incorporation.
You can also read the Montana state statute about corporation naming guidelines for more information.
Once you have a name, you can use the Montana business search tool on the state’s Secretary of State website to see if your desired name is available.
Step 3: Form Your Montana Business
Here are links to help you form your business.
If you are still unsure which business formation structure will work best for you and your small business, check out our Choosing a Business Structure guide for more detailed information.
If you would like a service provider to form your business for you, see our best Montana business formation services.