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Old 05-03-2013, 08:50 AM
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Clever Business names.

A friend of mine who is an insurance adjuster in MO just emailed me with a great name of a body shop she went to, how about "Wreck-a-mended", is that wild! Recommended, and Wreck-mended absolutely wild, can't believe I have never seen it before.

When people get clever, sometimes they miss the mark. In my area there is an electrical contractor named "Mr Sparky", really, your name implies you create shorts in electrical connections causing sparks, really?

How about another real one in the bay area, "Pack Rat" storage? Really, you are telling your potential customer that they are a pack rat, a hoarder? Good plan, how about a gym called "Fat pig reduction center". Great work.

But Wreck-a-mended, I love it. Do you guys have any?

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Local cannery here was called 'Kanna'
as in Kanna Pears, Kanna Peas etc
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:04 AM
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Just remember that people need to be able to remember the name... and spell the name... if they are to find your website or phone number.

Also remember most younger people today learn to spell while texting!!! {:-( Sad huh?
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Ugh I have 2 customers with similar names, and one is spelled all jacked up with extra 'k's, 'z's etc. Nice bunch of young guys over there (Probably my age - 30s) and they pocket tons of cash, more than we do I'd bet, but I cringe when they answer the phone....extremely unprofessional. Seems to be what the Gen X generation wants though...err tho
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I cringe when they answer the phone....extremely unprofessional. Seems to be what the Gen X generation wants though...err tho
This is probably my least favorite thing to have to deal with in our industry amongst younger people. Professionally, all the automotive stuff I do is journalistic, and we're a very small operation at that... but even we manage to act like professionals when we're dealing with business. If you're around people you know, it's fine to let your guard down a little, but I can't understand this style of "too cool" and being very aloof about handling things like a business.
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Kind of related. The abbreviations of everything. So if your looking for a specific company and you cant remember the exact name or how its spelled or you think of a couple of names with the same abbreviation and mix the names around so you look up the abbreviation and thousands of companies pop up so then you have to sort through them all just for a rubber grommet Lol
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auto repair shop close to me

"we meet by accident"
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There is a sign that a local business has stuck at the entrance of our subdivision that reads C.R.S. Landscapping and Lawn Maintenance and I get a chuckle every time I see it. Darned sure won't forget it.
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Well if you owned a sewage removal business you could call it " Oh Crap!"

or if you owned a store that sold sports headware for large people it might be
" The Fatter Batter Hatter"

or if you ran a medical practice that specialized in the cure of athlete's feet you could call it
"Fungus Amongus"

or if you ran a business that caters to people who are interested in Lepidoptery t might be named
" Annette Anajar "
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or if you ran a speed shop it might be called
"Just Dump Your Money Here"

Lots of possibilities.

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When I was a professional Farrier (blacksmith/horse shoer) my shoeing truck had the name "Hoof Doc" on it.
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Well if you owned a sewage removal business you could call it " Oh Crap!"



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And your motto would be (with a tip of the hat to the Red Green Show)
"Where a flush beats a full house!" and the truck would be the "Stool Bus"
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There is a sign that a local business has stuck at the entrance of our subdivision that reads C.R.S. Landscapping and Lawn Maintenance and I get a chuckle every time I see it. Darned sure won't forget it.
There was a contractor here in the area for years had on the back of their trucks "When in down Drink". Brilliant, just brilliant.

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And your motto would be (with a tip of the hat to the Red Green Show)
"Where a flush beats a full house!" and the truck would be the "Stool Bus"

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