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layton_brian 08-07-2011 06:42 PM

names already in use
 
ive been planning on starting a lawn care business for a couple of years now since i worked for a local company here. i just got laid off so i feel its now or never.

but the name i have been planning on using i just found out that someone has already taken it. there is a a 2 man company here in ohio that claim to be LLC.

i know i wont come in contact or cross paths with them they are upnorth in cleveland area. and im 2hrs south in central ohio.

my question is can i still use the name Urban Lawn Care? there is a LLC in kansas thats been around 20+ yrs i just found out also. i understand that those two r in different states but could i still register my company under that name since there is already one in ohio?

im just registering now as a DBA then possibly an LLC or Inc in the future depending how much growth i gain

any advice would be greatly appriciated. i was filing tomorow morn for my service venders licens and dont want to have to come up with a name on spot. i want my name Urban Lawn Care

layton_brian 08-07-2011 06:46 PM

i ran the name thru the secretary of state for ohio online database but there is no fillings found for that name does that mean im good?

mark123 08-07-2011 06:47 PM

My best advice is make sure the domain name is available before finalizing your decision. I'd put my whole marketing plan around the domain name.

layton_brian 08-07-2011 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark123 (Post 93645)
My best advice is make sure the domain name is available before finalizing your decision. I'd put my whole marketing plan around the domain name.

How? Who do I talk to? State or local?

mark123 08-07-2011 07:36 PM

No. Talk to godaddy.com :p

layton_brian 08-07-2011 07:42 PM

UrbanLawnCare.com belongs to the one in Kansas. With also makes me upset but I guess its ok cause they been in business for 20+ yrs.

layton_brian 08-07-2011 07:52 PM

correction
 
UrbanLawnCare.com is forsal by sedo.

The Kansas company has urbanlawncarellc.com

mark123 08-07-2011 08:24 PM

I'd pick another name before I'd pay $495 for a domain.

layton_brian 08-07-2011 10:15 PM

I don't plan on basing my company around an internet site. I plan on using the quality of services and communication with my customers along with hard work and dedication.

I'm not saying building it around the domain name will hurt, but its just not for me nor the surrounding communities. Physical advertising and word of mouth go a lot further than the WWW around here

thanks for the input

mark123 08-07-2011 10:23 PM

Don't fool yourself. Google is the new "yellow pages". Phone books go right in the trash these days.

I'm not telling you to "bas[e] [your] company around an internet site", I'm saying that since your name isn't official yet, make it count. If you name your company "urban lawn care" then add a web site later it doesn't make sense to have something like "chickenlips.com" for a domain. People will type "urbanlawncare.com" in their browser and go to the other guy's site.


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