Choose the best name for your business
Deciding on a name is one of the first and most vital steps in branding your small business. It’s important to pick a name that shows who you are as a business, and the type of products or services you offer. Most importantly, your business name should be memorable—so make sure that the name you choose is easy for people to spell, pronounce and remember.
Use our free Small Business Name Generator to brainstorm name ideas, or take inspiration from the examples below. Once you’ve found a name you like, you can find the domain name, choose your favorite website template, and take your brand online.
Examples from the Small Business Name Generator
Each of these three names has a story to tell. Think about your story when choosing your business name.
01. Carefree Catering
A full-service catering company serving tasty meals at parties and events.
02. Mojo Coaching
A coaching company helping entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.
03. Submarine Supply
A specialist marine supply store for all your fishing and boating needs.
Let these small business name ideas help spark your creativity
We’ve put together some inspiring and catchy name ideas from our Small Business Name Generator to help you along your journey.
Set the tone for your business with the right adjective
Keeping the right adjectives in mind can help create the feeling you want your clients or customers to have when they see your business name.
How to come up with your small business name
Use the Business Name Generator to come up with creative name ideas. Then, pick the name that’s right for your business by keeping these best practices in mind.
Decide on your key message
Choosing the right keywords to describe your business on websites and in articles can make it easier for potential clients and customers to find you online and help them decide if your brand is what they’re looking for.
Get to know your target audience
Take time to understand how potential clients or customers speak about products or services similar to yours. Make sure the name you choose fits their language and that the content you’re putting out speaks to their needs.
Scope out the competition
See what your competitors are doing in order to stand out in the crowd. The name you come up with should be different, bold and unforgettable. Be sure to run a thorough search to make sure the name you want isn’t already taken.
Plan for the future
If you plan on going global, check that the name you choose has positive connotations in different languages. Mapping out future launches and campaigns can help you decide if the name will stay in the future.
Get feedback on your new name
Once you’ve chosen a name that you like, run it past potential clients, customers or people in your industry to see what they think. Take note of their comments and reactions, and keep in mind any biases they may have.
Brand your business with a logo
Build a brand that will stay at the forefront of your clients’ or customers’ minds with a memorable logo and strong website. Creating mockups of your logo is a great way to test if your new name will look good online and in print.