How do you find the right name for a business? What's too many words? How do you attract different demographics?
Yes, it is important to start with the right name. The best names let people know what the business does or is about. And, of course, it's terrific if the name you come up with also works well as a domain name for a corresponding website. Look at some of the best company and URL names out there, such as Toys "R" Us, Books a Million, or even the domain name of a small URL called Perfectpuppy.com. Stay away from nondescript names such as Jones & Co. Always make it easy for your best prospects to find you in an online search and for passersby who see your company signage to understand what you offer.
As president of Pomona, N.Y.-based marketing-advantage and founder of WomenCentric, Pattie Simone empowers ambitious women, companies and entrepreneurs worldwide, sharing smart new media, client engagement, entrepreneurial and communications expertise as a techpreneur, consultant, speaker and video blogger.