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a well-chosen LLC name can be essential to your business success your name will last for many years and it will become an important part of your brand your company's reputation here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when you are brainstorming options for your LLC name make your LLC Dean easy to spell you want to make sure that people can find you when they're looking for you make your LLC name short shorter names are easier for people to remember it also makes it easier for people to refer you to their friends make your LLC name have a positive connotation leave people with a good feeling when they hear about your business in order to make sure your desired LLC name is available for use you will need to search it against the existing companies on your state's database we will walk you through the details step by step in another lesson you need to know if your name is taken so that you can avoid infringing upon someone else's name rights differentiate your business from existing companies and make sure your desired LLC name is available for use before you file your documents there are a few requirements you need to know of when choosing your LLC name your LLC name must end with the words limited liability company or the abbreviations LLC or l dot l dot c dot the abbreviation LLC is the most common for example Joe wants to start a company by the name Joe's landscaping services since he is forming an LLC he must use the name Joe's landscaping services LLC again using the abbreviation LLC or the full word is a requirement when forming LLC there are also a few restrictions to be aware of when choosing your LLC name your LLC name cannot imply that it is a corporation you're not allowed to use the words corporation or incorporated or Corp or Inc anywhere in your LLC name let's look at our example again since Joe wants to form an LLC he can't call his company Joe's landscaping services Inc or Joe's landscaping services incorporated your desired LLC name must also be distinguishable this means it can be too similar to the names of existing companies that are found on the results during the search of the database the state will not approve your LLC if there's an existing company with your desired LLC name or if your name is too similar to an existing company we will now go over a few examples let's talk about designators first designators are the identifiers x' at the end of a business name for example ink or corp for corporations and LLC or LLC dot for limited liability companies differences in these designators do not create distinguished ability let's say your desired LLC name is Smith Investments LLC but during your search of the database you find an existing company called Smith Investments Inc in this example your desired LLC name would not be available for use you'll need to use an alternative LLC name for example Smith Financial Group LLC grammatical differences such as singular plural and possessive forms of a word do not create distinguishability let's say your desired LLC name is apple farm LLC but during your search of the database you find an existing company called apple farms LLC in this example your desired LLC name would not be available for use again you'll need to use an alternative name for example bob's apple orchard LLC differences in articles such as a and/or the do not create distinguished ability let's say your desired LLC name is print shop LLC but during your search of the database you find an existing company called the print shop LLC in this example your desired LLC name would also not be available for use you need to use an alternative LLC name for example printing solutions LLC names that are too similar to existing companies also known as deceptively similar also do not create distinguishability let's say your desired LLC name is speedy delivery services LLC but during your search of the database you find an existing company called speed delivery services LLC in this example your desired LLC name would also not be available for use you'll need to use an alternative LLC name for example at your door quick LLC when you search the database you should search your desired LLC name every way that you can think of unfortunately we can't show you exactly how to search your desired LLC name because it depends on the state where you're forming an LLC every state has their own database if you become a member of our site we will show you with a step by step video how to search your state's database and how to make sense of the results that you see this is an important step in forming your LLC so take the time to ensure that your name is unique and that it does not conflict with any existing companies
Thanks for your comment Waneta Statler, have a nice day.
- Adalberto Donkle, Staff Member
Thanks for this interesting article
Thanks Wan your participation is very much appreciated
- Adalberto Donkle
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I've studied survey methodology at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens and I am an expert in quantum optics. I usually feel touched. My previous job was forest and conservation technician I held this position for 9 years, I love talking about fencing and drumming. Huge fan of Christiano Ronaldo I practice snowshoeing and collect vintage cars.
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