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rebeccaks
« on: February 26, 2006 07:52:46 PM »

Rather than making up a business name, I was thinking that I might like to use my actual name for my business.
I.e. ____ _____ Designs, _____ ______ Jewelry, etc.
I was wondering, those of you that do, have you ever had any complications with it? I guess I'm mainly wondering about safety.
Also, what made you decide to use your actual name, rather than a made up name?

Thanks everyone
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006 08:30:28 PM »

Safety is always an issue - there are sicko's everywhere!

You should make something up or use a fake name for a business  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006 03:52:17 PM »

You ARE your business. You not only have to market your business, but also yourself. Your own name is the actually the best you can pick. Whenever someone mentions your name, they also are mentioning your business. Plus, your name will never go out of style, unlike some other names I've seen that run right to trendy and will be dated in a few years.

Sure there are weirdos out there, but you can't live life afraid of things that have little to no chance of happening. You have a better chance of crashing your auto, but you still use your car.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006 06:15:32 PM »

Thanks both for you opinion.
I never thought about my name being a marketing tool, but it makes total sense!

I still have a short time to think about it. I just wish I had a super rad name like, Rainbow Butterfly, or something horribly cheesy like that. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006 06:20:38 PM »

When I was researching for a business name it stated somewhere that if you used your own name and only your own name (not my name jewelry or jewelry by my name) you do not have to register it or pay the registration fee. It has been a few years and may have changed. This was in British Columbia.
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