How to Come up With a Business Name
Naming your business is one of the most important and challenging steps for entrepreneurs as they are going through the process of learning how to start a business. How you decide to brand your new business will play a large role in the success of your business idea and company.
The TRUiC free online Business Name Generator assists with this process by helping you brainstorm and generate name ideas for your new business, brand, or company. You can instantly check domain name availability online and discover the perfect name for your venture. We recommend brainstorming and searching for at least 4-5 potential business names. Follow our step-by-step guide below to learn how to come up with a business name.
How to use the TRUiC free Business Name Generator:
- Search using words you want in your company's business name
- Pick a creative business name that is catchy
- Get your business name and check its domain name availability
All the brand name ideas provided by the TRUiC free business name generator are also checked to make sure they have .COM domain availability. When you find a business name you like, we recommend securing a domain name before someone else does.
Note: TRUiC’s business name generator guarantees you privacy when searching business names. Your private information is kept safe with us since our goal is to always provide you with the necessary tools to start your personal or business website. Once you’ve searched a business name, we ensure that it will be protected for a full month until you're certain and ready to purchase the business name of your choice.
Branding and Brainstorming a Unique Business Name
The best brand names tend to be short, easy to pronounce, creative, catchy, memorable, and unique. Great brand names should create a desired experience for the client.
To come up with multiple business name ideas, we suggest techniques like freewriting, word-associations, and mind maps.
Although creativity is useful when turning a business idea into a catchy brand name, sometimes you can simply rely on using the industry name in your search to yield the perfect domain name.
Recommended: Check out our in-depth guide on branding and brainstorming ideas for your business name, which covers all the information above and more.
How to Register a Business Name in the USA
After you’ve used our free business name generator and created a list of names you like, you’ll need to make sure they’re available in your state, and that you know how to register the name you end up choosing.
You’ll also need to choose whether your legal business name will be your brand name or if your brand will be separate from your legal name. This will influence whether you'll need to file a DBA or if you can just use your legally registered business name.
To register a business name, start by doing a business name search in your state to make sure the name you choose is unique in your state and has domain name availability. In addition to this, be sure to check that your business name idea is unique by doing a US Federal Trademark Search and by making sure it’s not already taken by another brand with a presence on the web.
Then, read our guides on how to register a business name in all 50 states for the rules and regulations required for all types of businesses. You can learn how to register a name, file a DBA, or change the legal name for each of them, including LLCs, corporations (C-Corp or S-Corp), sole proprietorships, and general partnerships.
After Registering a Business Name
Once you’ve used our free online business name generator, secured a domain name, and registered a business name, there are a few more actions you can take to successfully launch your brand idea.
- Follow our comprehensive business formation guides or LLC formation guides.
- Structure your business by using a professional LLC formation service.
- Further establish brand visibility by designing a logo using our Free Logo Maker. Our free tool can help you design your own unique logo for your new business idea.
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You can use our business ideas generator to see what kinds of businesses are best suited for you or check out a list of our most popular business idea categories, including Home-based Business Ideas and Online Business Ideas.