In this series, NurseTogether contributor Barbara Phillips, MN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, provides entrepreneurial guidance specifically for Nurse Practitioners who are interested in starting and growing their own businesses.
Choosing Your Business Name
Business names that are easily remembered have a better chance of getting word of mouth referrals and customer recognition than names that everyone forgets without fail. Businesses grow and expand because they offer quality services and products and because they enjoy name recognition. Think of names like Google, Dell, AT&T, Welch Allyn and The Mayo Clinic.
When I was trying to come up with a name for my business I tried several different names and variations.
So here are a few pointers that I'd like to share with you so that you can come up with a great name for your venture. Get out a pad of paper, a pen and let's get those creative juices flowing!
There are so many ways to come up with a name for your business. Talk to your friends, do some research online, but in the end - choose a name that fits who you are and what your services are.
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About the Author: Barbara C. Phillips, NP is the founder of NP Business™ and Nurse Practitioner Business Owner™ and works with NPs to get started and grow their own business. To sign up for "Progress Notes", weekly business tips in your inbox, and to claim your gift just for reading, visit NP Business Tips or her blog at NP Business. Feel free to add your comments in the forum, the Facebook page or on my NP Blog.
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