Ensure your intended name is available based on each state’s standards.
Reserving your name early gives you more time to set up and start your business.
Secure your business name for a specific period of time – often 120 days.
Finding the right company name is one of the most important steps in starting a new business. Most states will allow you to reserve your business name if you aren’t ready to form an LLC or corporation. This prevents others from registering the name and ensures it will be available when you’re ready to start your business.
Business name reservation requests are typically valid for 120 days, but those requirements and the amount of time needed to secure your business name will vary from state to state. ZenBusiness has you covered with business name check and reservation services available in every state!
Carefully consider what you want your name to stand for and communicate to your client and customers.
States will require that your business name be easily distinguishable from existing businesses. Make sure the name you want for your business is available first, by performing a business name search in the state.
Most states require that your name includes an identifier for corporations (Inc, Corp), limited liability companies (LLC), and so on.