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business name protection

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...
choosing a business name

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...
How To Choose A Business Name

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Business Name

Choosing a name is an important step when creating a successful business. Your business name is fundamental to your branding strategy and ability to convey the value of your products or services. Your business name...
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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,...
business name search

What Is A NUANS Report?

If you are looking at starting a business, you may have heard of the word Nuans stated as ('New-ons') and wondering if you are required to obtain a Nuans report for you new business. A Nuans...
start a new business

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...
Find a Business Name

Choosing A Business Name

One of the most exciting aspects and sometimes difficult parts of starting a new business is finding a business name. If you are reading this, you may be having a hard time finding a business...
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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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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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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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