a Business Name in Canada
Choosing a business name is
one of the most important business decisions you will make. You must choose
for clarity, directness and effectiveness. You want the business name
to promote your business.
When you are deciding a business
name in Canada, keep in mind that if your name is similar to another existing
business, they will likely refuse your name application. Why? This is
to prevent confusion between to similar sounding names. After all, if
you operate Puppy Love Kennels, you don't want another dog kennel down
the street from you to be allowed to operate under the name Pup's Love
To register your name, you
will need to contact the ministry responsible for business in your province
or territory. Most ministries have online resources for entrepreneurs
(check our business resources by province for the link in your province).