Perform a search to see if you can snag that perfect name

Once you’ve whittled down your list of potential business names to a final few, it’s time to start searching the company registrar to see if the names on your list can be claimed and used legally. If you choose a name that’s too close to another business identity, how will your customers know who is who? By checking with the Secretary of State, you can find out which names are available in your formation state – this should help you make the final choice and officially register your business name.

We’ve made this process as simple as possible with the Incfile Business Name Search Tool which is packed with some helpful features:

Search the business registry of your specific state

See if your proposed business name is already in use by another entity

View the most current information on registered businesses

Search for both corporation and LLC names

And the big one,

Form your business quickly if your perfect name is available

This is where you make the final decision on the name of your business. If the name you’ve landed on is available, great! Registering it will make it yours, and it will become unavailable to anyone else who is searching.