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On registering a business name; abbreviations vs. full name? What's best?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by mistercasanova, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. mistercasanova

    mistercasanova Junior Member

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    Say for example, I want to register a business as MOM Supplements, but MOM stands for 'Man, oh man'.

    Should I register my legitimate business name with my government as Man Oh Man Supplements or will MOM Supplements suffice? I'm not talking about domain names, but in obtaining a business license with my government. What is better?

    Also, is whatever I register my business name as, the name that will show up on customer invoices or is this something that can be changed?

    Thank you.
     
  2. AJ2121

    AJ2121 Registered Member

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    customer invoices have to have business name shown as what it is on the register
     
  3. mzonas

    mzonas Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd go for MOM Supplements.

    But register both variations. Unused one redirect to main domain.
     
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    Only use an acronym if what it means is a well known fact. Or it may backfire.

    The reason to use a short name is to make it easier for the customer but you still need them to recognize your biz.

    So if Kentucky Fried Chicken becomes KFC, it's probably OK. But not Man Oh Man.....
     
  5. Stencil

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    Keep It Simple Silly :p
    use abbrv than full names