Business Name – How To Pick One

Written by Richard A. Chapo

A business name can be a huge factor inrepparttar ultimate success or failure ofrepparttar 146562 entity. Unfortunately, many people fail to give a lot of thought to it prior to moving forward. There are many factors to consider including something memorable, a name related to your area of work and, potentially,repparttar 146563 availability ofrepparttar 146564 domain name.


Picking a business name is like getting married. You are going to have to stick with it tillrepparttar 146565 bitter end. It is estimated a prospect will need to see your advertisement and business name at least 22 times prior to doing business with you. Once they associate your business with a certain name, making a change will be disastrous. Once you pick something, stick with it.

Naming Your Business

If you are going to be married to your business name, you need to make surerepparttar 146566 bride isn’t already married to another suitor. There are four significant issues to consider.

Initially, you must determine whetherrepparttar 146567 name is already being used in your state. The Secretary of State controlsrepparttar 146568 names of all corporations, LLCs and partnerships. Most also have a web site where you can conduct name searches. Even if you are a sole proprietor, you should checkrepparttar 146569 name against those already registered inrepparttar 146570 state database. Ifrepparttar 146571 name is being used, you will need to consider an alternative.

Examining the Legal Billing Rates

Written by Mart Gil Abareta

Every time you want to avail legal assistance, your finances are also one of your biggest considerations. I’m speaking here in terms of legal billing rates. These rates really vary based onrepparttar experience, prominence and prerogative ofrepparttar 146042 lawyers. Lawyer fees differ. Now,repparttar 146043 big question is – Are these fees reasonable for clients like you? Is it just enough forrepparttar 146044 lawyers? An article entitled “Guide to Legal Services Billing Rates” says that most lawyers will tell you thatrepparttar 146045 practice of law is a noble profession dedicated torepparttar 146046 pursuit of truth and justice. But anyone looking to hire a lawyer must realize that practicing law is first of all a business. As a result, lawyers in private practice are going to charge whatrepparttar 146047 market will bear in order to make a profit from their services. Understanding this and having a basic knowledge as to how lawyers’ charge for their services may help you to negotiaterepparttar 146048 best deal when you need to hire one.

I must say that all ofrepparttar 146049 payment arrangements stated inrepparttar 146050 said article are not more than enough. I think, they are just enough to compensate forrepparttar 146051 time and effort a lawyer will spend in your case. These arrangements include hourly rates, flat fees, retainers and contingent fees. The lawyer hasrepparttar 146052 opportunity to chooserepparttar 146053 payment plan that you’ll have. However,repparttar 146054 client can still open up his views if he disagrees withrepparttar 146055 lawyers’ offer. It’s still up to them to decide aboutrepparttar 146056 final payment arrangements.

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