Read on and watch the video to discover the dos and don'ts of naming your business. " />
Student Login

Call Us On 0208 996 5057

The Coaching Academy Blog

Ask Bev - How do you find the perfect name for your business?

Posted 1134 Days Ago in: Ask Bev

CategoriesTagsSearch

Welcome back to another Ask Bev! This week Bev answers the question, "How do you find the perfect name for your business?" Read on and watch the video to discover the dos and don'ts of naming your business.

Welcome back to another Ask Bev! This week Bev answers the question, How do you find the perfect name for your business? Read on and watch the video to discover the dos and don'ts of naming your business.

If you are finding it difficult to choose a name for your coaching business then this latest response in the Ask Bev series if for you...

[http://www.the-coaching-academy.com/assets/videos/ask_bev_4]

"How do you find the perfect name for your business?"

For the full answer watch the video above and for the summary, read below.

As somebody who has named many businesses, I know that this can be an exciting and frustrating time. So how do you find the right name for your business? Here are a few dos and don’ts:

What not to do

Don't try to be too clever or too cryptic in choosing a name.

The common mistake with trying to go with a business name that has a deep meaning or one that is a bit unusual, is that it’s difficult for others to remember. If you have to explain your company name, the meaning behind it or clarify a complicated spelling every time you are talking about your business then you are making it harder to stay in the minds of potential clients.

What to do

Keep it simple, say what is on the tin. Make your company name really easy to remember.

Maybe consider using your own name. It’s worked well for people like Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy so, for example, if you’re Sarah Jones, then why not use Sarah Jones Coaching? It’s simple, memorable and self-explanatory.

Quick checklist for naming your business

1.) Make sure it’s memorable

2.) Make it easy to spell

3.) Maybe say what you do. For example Sarah Jones Relationship Coach or Ann Browne Parent Coach

4.) Consider and be considerate of other companies that may have trademarked certain names. For example, if you are going to be a weight watch coach then you might expect to see some legal correspondence from Weight Watchers.

Remember, it will be far easier for people to recommend you if they can remember your company name.

Wishing you well

Bev

 

Resources -

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) could help you to keep out of trouble in terms of trademarks and branding of other companies you could potentially infringe on - http://www.ipo.gov.uk/

Check out Companies House to make sure the name is available. You can use different names for trading and registration - http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/

Once you have chosen your name, check to see whether the domain is available and register your domain name(s) at a registrar sites like 123 reg -  https://www.123-reg.co.uk/

Tags:

Share:




Other Articles

Posted 1141 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Client Acquisition Articles

Ask Bev James - How do you get your very first paying client?

"How do you get your very first paying client?" has proved a very popular question in the Ask Bev series. Read on and watch the video in the blog post to find out Bev's response to this business building question.

Read More

Posted 1141 Days Ago in: Book Reviews

Book Review - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (15th Anniversary Edition)

I put off reading Stephen Covey's book as I assumed (wrongly it turns out) that it would be another boring MBA textbook for those in the corporate world. Having read it, I now understand why it is so widely recommended and quoted.

Read More


Call Us On 0208 996 5057