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FINDING A BUSINESS NAME/NUANS

We offer several articles for strategies to follow when finding a business name. Check out our resources to help you with your NUANS search.
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Why search a business name when registering a Master Business Licence?

If you are looking at registering a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership or alternatively a Tradename under your existing corporation, it is important to search your proposed business name and these are the reasons why. Search...
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The Benefits of Doing a NUANS Pre-Search

Before registering your new business, conducting a NUANS Pre-Search is a good first step. This search will look through the NUANS databank for existing businesses, corporations and trademarks across Canada, so you can see...
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Ordering a NUANS Report

Before you are able to create a corporation, a NUANS Report would need to be obtained. The NUANS report is a 7-page document that lists existing corporations, businesses and trademarks that appear to be...
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9 Tips for choosing a business name for your startup

One of the most creative but challenging things to do is to find the perfect name for your business.  Finding a great name can increase your opportunities for success when the business name resonates...
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3 Reasons to Pre-Search Your Name Before Registering

You’ve decided that you’re ready to begin the registration process for your new business. But, before you commit to the business name, it’s a good idea to have a pre-search done in the NUANS...
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What Steps Do I Need to Take to Start a New Business?

Last week, I sat down with a young guy who is about 25 years old who asked for a bit of my time over dinner to answer his questions about starting a business. When...
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How Do I Come Up With a Great Name For My Business?

Finding a business name comes with its challenges but also provides the opportunity for creativity and fun. Overall, brainstorm to find a business name is unique, catchy and easily understood by potential customers. We...
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How to Protect My Business Name

There is a common misconception that when you register a business, the business name automatically has name protection. This is not true. If you register a Master Business Licence, Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Partnership...
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How can I search my business name against existing businesses?

If you incorporated a business, it is mandatory in every Province and Territory to provide or gain documented support that the business name you have chosen is available. In Provinces such as British Columbia,...
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How to Choose the Perfect Name For Your Business

Discover What Your Brand Represents Create Lists of Key Words That Describe Your Brand Put Your Words Together To Create A Unique Combination Research if your Domain Name is Available So, what should I call my business? If you...

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