This Entrepreneur Shares How to Name Your Company -- or Fix a Bad Name

The founder of Policygenius walks us through the rigorous process she went through to scrap a confusing name and create one that led to success.

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By Jason Feifer • Jan 1, 2019 Originally published Apr 4, 2018

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A company's name is one of (if not the) biggest early decisions a company founder will make -- and they often get it wrong. Google was first called BackRub, Best Buy was Sound of Music, eBay was AuctionWeb and Policygenius was KnowItOwl.

In this episode, Policygenius's founder walks us through the rigorous process she went through to scrap a confusing name and create one that led to success.

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Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine and host of the podcast Problem Solvers, which is about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business. Outside of Entrepreneur, he is the author of the book Build For Tomorrow, which is an action plan for embracing change and adapting fast, as the host of the podcast Build For Tomorrow (yes, same name as the book), which is about the smartest solutions to our most misunderstood problems. He writes a newsletter about how to find opportunity in change.

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