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Lobby BizNames topic #1430

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myaTue Jul-06-10 04:35 AM
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"business name"
Tue Jul-06-10 04:43 AM by mya


I have been making bath and body products for my family and friends for years and they seem to really like the items that I make. I have been giving my products to my friends for gifts and now they want to buy items from me to give to their friends and family. So I though I would start an online business and sell to the general public also. But I have not been able to come up with a business name that set my business apart from the other, thousand companies out there. HELP!!!!! I need a business name for a bath & Body product company for my online website that I will be setting up as soon as I get a name. Thanks in advance.


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spiceoflife1Thu Sep-30-10 11:41 AM
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I don't have a name for you-obviously there are tons of "bath and body" lines, and you are already setting yourself out from the packs. So, I'll offer a couple of ideas on how you might come up with a name...

1) Let the people that already know you "name the biz" by having a contest among your friends and family that already use your products. Make a special gift bag of your products for the winner, and give it a couple of months (with occasional gentle email reminders for entries).

a) Do a facebook/myspace/bebo contest the same way... Promotion is promotion.

b) Narrow the list down to specific favorites and then have a final "vote" from everyone who is "playing along"

The winner gets a nice gift set, you get a nice name you are hopefully happy with (and if you don't, the contest didn't run long enough!) and a tax write off (please check with your CPA-I am not a tax person!)...

2) Consider stepping outside of the B&B immediate line of thought and consider the "first part"-perhaps there is something special about your location or some favorite florals or such that you might like to include (we have Blue Dolphin Soaps down here-cool name!) I've also seen such names as "Belles Place" named after a dog on a goat farm (they used goats milk in their product lines) and Sweet Grass Farms (sounds clean, doesn't it?) What is special, something that might identify you or resonate with you, that makes you think of your products?

Finally, don't over analyse it. Be happy with the choice because you have to live with it. If you feel ho-hum about it, you're going to want to change it in the future, and if you spend any time branding using this ho-hummer, it can be costly changing it...

Just my 2 cents... Good luck!

Connie and David Spicer, Artists/Entrepreneurs


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