The Name Game

Make sure your business name clearly conveys what you do.

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A shop named Stargazers, for example, probably won't be the first place customers think of when buying flowers, since they will probably expect you to sell telescopes or New Age products. Your name can even affect your ability to recruit employees. Someone interested in working at a flower shop wouldn't call Stargazers to ask about since they wouldn't expect it to be a florist.

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