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Name Availability

Corporation, limited liability company and limited partnership names may be adopted as follows:

  • A corporation name may be adopted if the name is not the same as or too similar to an existing name on the records of the California Secretary of State or if the name is not misleading to the public.
  • A limited liability company name may be adopted if the name is distinguishable on the records of the California Secretary of State or if the name is not misleading to the public.
  • A limited partnership name may be adopted if the name is distinguishable on the records of the California Secretary of State.

When determining name availability, names are checked only against names of like entities registered with the California Secretary of State (e.g., a proposed corporation name is checked for availability only against other corporation names).

Names are not checked against trademark or service mark registrations or against fictitious business names. Laws relating to trademarks and service marks can be found in the California Business and Professions Code section 14200, et seq. and United States Code, Title 15, section 1051, et seq. Laws relating to fictitious business names (which are filed with the county in which the principal place of business is located) can be found in the California Business and Professions Code section 17900, et seq.

Prior to adopting a proposed name, the name may be checked for availability or reserved for a period of 60 days.

A preliminary search of corporation, limited liability company and limited partnership names already of record with the California Secretary of State can be made online through our Business Search. Please note: The Business Search is only a preliminary search and not intended to serve as a formal name availability search.

Stationery, signs, etc., should not be ordered and no financial commitments should be made until the appropriate formation, registration or change documents are submitted to and filed by the California Secretary of State.

Checking Name Availability

A free preliminary check of the availability of a name can be requested by mailing a completed Name Availability Inquiry Letter (PDF) to the California Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento. Email or online inquiries cannot be accepted at this time.

If you frequently check for name availability, see Prepay Priority Telephone Service below for information about the option to establish a prepay account to check for name availability by phone.

Checking the availability of a name does not reserve the name, has no binding effect on the California Secretary of State and does not confer any rights to a name.

Reserving a Name

A name can be reserved for a period of 60 days. Fees and instructions for reserving a name are included on the Name Reservation Request Form (PDF) . Email or online requests for name reservations cannot be accepted at this time.

The reservation can be renewed to the same applicant or for the benefit of the same party, but not for consecutive periods. (California Corporations Code section 201(c), 2601(c), 5122(c), 7122(d), 9122(c), 12302(d), 15901.09 or 17701.09.)

If you frequently reserve corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership names, see Prepay Priority Telephone Service below for information about the option to establish a prepay account to reserve names by phone.

The reservation of a name does not guarantee the name meets all federal and state requirements related to a specific entity type. Names are reviewed for compliance at the time documents are submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office for filing.

Foreign Name Registration

If the name is available for use in California, to protect the name for future use, a foreign (not California) corporation that is (1) not registered with the California Secretary of State and (2) not transacting intrastate business in California, can register the corporate name with the Secretary of State by filing a Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation (PDF) .

  • The registration is effective until the close of the calendar year in which the application for registration is filed. A corporation may renew its registration by filing a new form between October 1 and December 31 of each year. The renewal, when filed, extends the registration for the following calendar year.
  • A certificate by an authorized public official of the state or place of incorporation, to the effect that the corporation is an existing corporation in good standing in that state or place, must be attached to the Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation form at the time of filing with the California Secretary of State.
  • The Registration of Corporation Name By Foreign Corporation form may be used for the initial registration or for renewal if the foreign corporation has previously registered its corporate name with the California Secretary of State.

To cancel a foreign name registration before the close of the calendar year, a Certificate of Cancellation of Foreign Name Registration (PDF) can be filed with the California Secretary of State.

Prepay Priority Telephone Service

If you frequently check for name availability or reserve corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership names, you may want to establish a prepay account with the California Secretary of State for Priority Telephone Service.

Priority Telephone Service requires a minimum deposit of $100.00, although a calculation of your expected usage may require a larger amount of deposit. After establishing the account, you will be able to check for name availability or reserve a name by phone. A $4.00 fee will be charged to your account for each name availability search, and a $10.00 reservation fee will be charged to your account for each name reservation.

For information about establishing a prepay account for Priority Telephone Service, please email your request to the California Secretary of State’s Fiscal office or call (916) 653–1233.

Please note, the Fiscal office staff can assist you with establishing a prepay account, but cannot determine name availability or reserve a name.


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CyberBear – University Of Montana, register business name.#Register #business #name


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FALL SEMESTER 2017

REGISTRATION

All returning students and new transfer students can register and adjust their Fall classes on CyberBear through the start of the Fall semester. New freshmen are pre-registered as part of orientation, so be sure to register for orientation and complete your MyAcademics tasks!

  • Advising PINs are required for undergrads to register and can only be given by advisors. The Advising Directory is a great place to start if you re not sure how to find your advisor.
  • Remember to waitlist for any full classes you d like to take. This helps departments measure demand and possibly open more sections or seats.

REGISTRATION BILLS

Fall Semester 2017 registration bills are currently available in CyberBear. Click here to complete the registration payment process.

Important! Even if financial aid or other sources will cover all costs of tuition/fees, you must still click the button Pay Registration Bill which is located on the online registration bill. This will flag your registration as being paid . Failure to do this by the designated deadlines may result in late fees or cancellation of courses.

For information about Fall Semester Deadlines, click here.

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DEFERRED PAYMENT PLAN

The Deferred Payment Plan online application process is unavailable for the remainder of the Fall 2017 term. If special payment arrangements for the Registration Bill are needed please call (406) 243-2464 for assistance.

For students that have been approved for the Deferred Payment Plan, please see the Fall 2017 payment deadlines below.

Fall Payment Deadlines

  • The 1 st payment is due by September 11, 2017. **
  • Second Payment due October 1.
  • Third Payment due November 1.
  • Fourth and Final Payment due December 1.

** The use of the Deferred Payment Plan may be revoked if the first payment is not made by the due date.

A $15.50 late fee is assessed on DPP payments not paid by the due dates.

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STUDENT REFUNDS

  • UM partners with NelNet Business Solutions for the delivery of student refunds.
  • This solution offers an easy way to get your refund each semester if money is due back to you. The best part? You choose how we send you your money:
    • Direct Deposit (3-5 business days)
    • Paper Check (7-15 business days)
  • Files are shipped to NelNet every Tuesday and Friday. Some exceptions may occur during holiday weeks.
  • Enter Cyberbear to select your option and navigate to the Student Refunds for more detailed information.

    (Note: If no choice is made, your refund will default to a paper check delivery.)

**Fall Semester 2017: The first refund files for the semester will be shipped starting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.**

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Contact Student Account Services at 406-243-2223, Mon-Fri, 8:00 am 5:00 pm.

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How to Start a Rice Dealership Business, Pinoy Bisnes Ideas, business name ideas.#Business #name

How to Start a Rice Dealership Business

Business name ideasRice is an important primary staple food in many Asian countries especially in the Philippines. Indicating the high demand for this commodity, planning to put up a rice dealership business in your area is a wise choice. There is already an assurance that this business will succeed because buyers are already there. Of course, in any kind of business, conducting a feasibility study is always a crucial step to take. This will assess the economic viability of your proposed business.

Here are some important questions to consider before plunging into this kind of business.

1. Do you have enough capital or budget for your rice dealership business? With at least P60,000 to P100,000 as a starting capital.

2. Do you want to operate as sole proprietorship or corporation? Business registration guide here.

3. Do you have a big and safe storage room for the sacks of rice that will be delivered to you?

4. Do you have a good location for your rice dealership business? Research the area of your target market, the flow of traffic and their buying habits.

5. Do you have lists of rice suppliers in your area? Make sure you have a lists of several suppliers and make a good relationship with them.

6. Do you have necessary equipments like calibrated weighing scales, rice sacks etc., and a service delivery (optional).

7. What varieties of rice do you intend to sell? Make sure to have several varieties of rice, so that your customers will have several options.

8. How will you market your business? This is also an important aspect especially you are new in this kind of business. Make a good marketing strategy and make your business known to your customers. Make a good deal with restaurant owners, hotels, resorts and small carenderias in your place to be their rice supplier.

Here are Some NFA Rice Dealership FAQ

Q: Who are required to secure license from NFA?

A: All persons, natural or juridical, that are engaging or intending to engage in the rice and/or corn business whether commercial or NFA rice/corn.

A: Before the start in any of the business activity enumerated above, the proprietor or operator should first secure a license from NFA. For those already license, businessmen should renew their annual license on any day within their scheduled month allotted by the NFA

A: Application may be filed at the NFA office that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Q: In case we have more than one (1) store/establishment for Rice/Corn business, should all be licensed?

A: Yes, owner/operator should file a license for all outlets at the NFA office where his principal place of business is located. Additional outlets are treated as branches.

A: For new applicants, follow these procedures:

secure application form from the licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements to the licensing officer who in turn checks the documents and determines corresponding license fee;

pay license fee to the cashier and get copy of official receipt;

prepare the facilities/equipment requirements for inspection by NFA Investigators;

after inspection of establishments, present notice of inspection to licensing officer, official receipt and proof of compliance with deficiencies, if any;

licensing officer issues license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display license in their establishments.

Procedures for renewal applicants:

secure application from licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements together with previous year s license to the licensing officer;

licensing officer checks completeness of requirements and determines license fee to be paid;

pay license fee to the cashier and present the official receipt to licensing officer;

licensing officer issues renewal sticker and stick it to appropriate portion of the license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display licensing conspicuous place in their establishments.

Q: For New Applicants, how long do we have to wait for the Approval of our License Application?

A: The establishments and facility requirements of new applicants are inspected by NFA Investigators within 20 working days after the filling of their applications. Those inspected are given inspection notices stating the date when they can return to the NFA to show compliance with any deficiency, if any. Otherwise, their notices state the date they can get their license. In all these cases, it should not exceed 20 working days after inspection.

A: Application fee is P50.00 for a single line activity and P100.00 for two activities or more. License fees depend upon capacity of the post harvest equipment used.

A: Documentary and facility requirements depend upon the business activity.

Q: Does the NFA requires only Licensing on Rice/Corn Business Activities?

A: The NFA also require the registration of the following facilities aside from the license on the activities mentioned earlier list.

motor vehicles used or intended to be used in transport/hauling of palay/ rice/corn whether for exclusive use or for hire except public utility vehicles franchised by proper government agencies not principally used for transporting rice/palay/corn;

warehouses,threshers and sellers for own produce;

mechanical dryers for owner s/operators exclusive use;

packaging machines for owner s/operators exclusive use;

institutions/establishments securing their rice/corn requirements from the NFA;

poultry and hog raisers securing byproducts from the NFA;

manufacturers/importers/dealers and distributors of rice/corn post-harvest facilities;

non-operating mills and other post-harvest facilities. In this case, registration is done only once.

Registration is done at the office of the NFA that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Registration fees see separate from that of the license fees.

Q: In the event that I discontinue my business, what should I do with my License/Registration Certificate?

A: Surrender your license/registration certificate to the NFA office that issued it together with a written notice of discontinuance.

Otherwise, in case you reapply, you would be charged with the fees for the entire period that you have not applied for renewal.

Q: What do you mean by Bonded Activities?

A: Bonded activities mean third party stocks are deposited in your facilities, for storage, milling, threshing, corn shelling or mechanical drying. Operators/owners of facilities accepting third party stocks are required to post a bond as well as fire insurance to safeguard the stocks of the third party.


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Our more than 140 professors strong multi-national faculty body teaches and produces knowledge across our six campuses in areas such as cross-cultural management, innovation, entrepreneurship and many more.

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#Knowledge @ ESCP Europe

Published in the most prestigious national and international scientific journals, our faculty’s research nourishes the professional community and provides our students and executive education participants with cutting-edge knowledge and latest insights in the world of business.

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European Management Journal

EMJ, co-owned by ESCP Europe, is the prime academic publication outlet for research in all fields of management that advances management theory and practice in Europe.

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Press releases

On 30 and 31October 2017, 806 Master in Management (MiM) students from five of ESCP Europe’s campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris and T.

  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Stand beraten wir Dich zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen. Es erwarten Dich tolle Vorträge, D.

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  • ESCP Europe – Montmartre Campus
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Paris Campus

In recent years, news headlines spoke from such as “Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunn.

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Paris Press Releases

Les 30 et 31 octobre dernier, 806 étudiants de Master 1 du Master in Management (MiM) en provenance de cinq campus (Berlin, Londres, Madrid.

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Paris Programmes News

Catherine DESJACQUES, doctorante du programme ESCP Europe, soutiendra sa thèse dans le cadre de l’Ecole Doctorale de Management Panthéon-S.

  • G77, ESCP Europe London Campus
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

London Campus

ESCP Europe’s student society Women in Finance is delighted to present ‘How to succeed in Finance Strategy’, its very first ev.

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Bruno CAZENAVE, doctorant du programme ESCP Europe, soutiendra sa thèse dans le cadre de l’Ecole Doctorale de Management Panthéon-Sorbonne.

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Stand beraten wir Dich zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen. Es erwarten Dich tolle Vorträge, D.

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Paris Events News

Entretien avec Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Directrice de la Fédération Bancaire Française

  • ESCP Europe – Campus République
  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Paris Campus

M. Charles Duchaine, Directeur de l’Agence Française Anticorruption, présentera le système anti-corruption français et surtout l.

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  • Liceo Francés de Barcelona
  • 1:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Madrid Campus

ESCP Europe will be present at the Liceo Francés of Farcelona College University Fair presenting its ESCP Europe Bachelor in .

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Events News

Interview with Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Head of the French Banking Federation

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Berlin Programmes News

„I want to make a difference to this world“ Ruby Ran YAN, PhD.Eng., is a production manager in a semiconductor manufacture. She has 6.

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London Campus

If you are interested in joining our part-time Executive MBA, we would like to invite you to join our online Q A session on 16th.

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Madrid Press Releases

El festival está organizado por la Cátedra de Emprendimiento de la escuela, la Option E, y está enfocado a ayudar a los emprendedores a a.

  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Messestand beraten wir Euch zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen, wobei der Master in Inter.

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Events News

By Maxime Lefebvre, co-director of the International & European Institute

  • European Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Madrid Campus

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ESCP Europe Business School offering MBA, Specialized Masters, Master in Management, Master in European

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Faculty and Departments

Our more than 140 professors strong multi-national faculty body teaches and produces knowledge across our six campuses in areas such as cross-cultural management, innovation, entrepreneurship and many more.

Business name

#Knowledge @ ESCP Europe

Published in the most prestigious national and international scientific journals, our faculty’s research nourishes the professional community and provides our students and executive education participants with cutting-edge knowledge and latest insights in the world of business.

Business name

European Management Journal

EMJ, co-owned by ESCP Europe, is the prime academic publication outlet for research in all fields of management that advances management theory and practice in Europe.

Business name

Press releases

On 30 and 31October 2017, 806 Master in Management (MiM) students from five of ESCP Europe’s campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris and T.

  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Stand beraten wir Dich zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen. Es erwarten Dich tolle Vorträge, D.

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  • ESCP Europe – Montmartre Campus
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Paris Campus

In recent years, news headlines spoke from such as “Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunn.

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Paris Press Releases

Les 30 et 31 octobre dernier, 806 étudiants de Master 1 du Master in Management (MiM) en provenance de cinq campus (Berlin, Londres, Madrid.

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Paris Programmes News

Catherine DESJACQUES, doctorante du programme ESCP Europe, soutiendra sa thèse dans le cadre de l’Ecole Doctorale de Management Panthéon-S.

  • G77, ESCP Europe London Campus
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

London Campus

ESCP Europe’s student society Women in Finance is delighted to present ‘How to succeed in Finance Strategy’, its very first ev.

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Paris Programmes News

Bruno CAZENAVE, doctorant du programme ESCP Europe, soutiendra sa thèse dans le cadre de l’Ecole Doctorale de Management Panthéon-Sorbonne.

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Stand beraten wir Dich zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen. Es erwarten Dich tolle Vorträge, D.

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Paris Events News

Entretien avec Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Directrice de la Fédération Bancaire Française

  • ESCP Europe – Campus République
  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Paris Campus

M. Charles Duchaine, Directeur de l’Agence Française Anticorruption, présentera le système anti-corruption français et surtout l.

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  • Liceo Francés de Barcelona
  • 1:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Madrid Campus

ESCP Europe will be present at the Liceo Francés of Farcelona College University Fair presenting its ESCP Europe Bachelor in .

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Events News

Interview with Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, Head of the French Banking Federation

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Berlin Programmes News

„I want to make a difference to this world“ Ruby Ran YAN, PhD.Eng., is a production manager in a semiconductor manufacture. She has 6.

  • Online
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

London Campus

If you are interested in joining our part-time Executive MBA, we would like to invite you to join our online Q A session on 16th.

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Madrid Press Releases

El festival está organizado por la Cátedra de Emprendimiento de la escuela, la Option E, y está enfocado a ayudar a los emprendedores a a.

  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Berlin Campus

Am ESCP Europe Messestand beraten wir Euch zu Studienmöglichkeiten und individuellen Karrierezielen, wobei der Master in Inter.

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Events News

By Maxime Lefebvre, co-director of the International & European Institute

  • European Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Madrid Campus

*WHAT* The Entrepreneurship Festival is a festival created by the students of the Option Entrepreneurship ESCP Europe Madrid ( ?>

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Improve your local ranking on Google – Google My Business Help, business name.#Business #name


Improve your local ranking on Google

Local results appear for people who search for businesses and places near their location. They’re shown in a number of places across Maps and Search. For example, you’ll probably see local results if you search for “Italian restaurant” from your mobile device. Google will try to show you the kind of nearby restaurant that you’d like to visit. In the image below, Google uses local results to suggest some options.

You can improve your business’s local ranking by using Google My Business.

Can’t find your business? Improve your info.

You may find that your business doesn’t appear for relevant searches in your area. To maximize how often your customers see your business in local search results, complete the following tasks in Google My Business. Providing and updating business information in Google My Business can help your business’s local ranking on Google and enhance your presence in Search and Maps.

Enter complete data

Local results favor the most relevant results for each search, and businesses with complete and accurate information are easier to match with the right searches. Make sure that you’ve entered all of your business information in Google My Business, so customers know more about what you do, where you are, and when they can visit you. Provide information like (but not limited to) your physical address, phone number, and category. Make sure to keep this information updated as your business changes. Learn how to edit your business information

Verify your location(s)

Verify your business locations to give them the best opportunity to appear for users across Google products, like Maps and Search. Learn more about verification

Keep your hours accurate

Entering and updating your opening hours, including special hours for holidays and special events, lets potential customers know when you’re available and gives them confidence that when they travel to your location, it will be open. Learn how to edit your hours

Manage and respond to reviews

Interact with customers by responding to reviews that they leave about your business. Responding to reviews shows that you value your customers and the feedback that they leave about your business. High-quality, positive reviews from your customers will improve your business’s visibility and increase the likelihood that a potential customer will visit your location. Encourage customers to leave feedback by creating a link they can click to write reviews. Learn more

Add photos

Adding photos to your listings shows people your goods and services, and can help you tell the story of your business. Accurate and appealing pictures may also show potential customers that your business offers what they’re searching for. Learn more

How Google determines local ranking

Local results are based primarily on relevance, distance, and prominence. These factors are combined to help find the best match for your search. For example, Google algorithms might decide that a business that’s farther away from your location is more likely to have what you’re looking for than a business that’s closer, and therefore rank it higher in local results.

Relevance

Relevance refers to how well a local listing matches what someone is searching for. Adding complete and detailed business information can help Google better understand your business and match your listing to relevant searches.

Distance

Just like it sounds–how far is each potential search result from the location term used in a search? If a user doesn’t specify a location in their search, Google will calculate distance based on what’s known about their location.

Prominence

Prominence refers to how well-known a business is. Some places are more prominent in the offline world, and search results try to reflect this in local ranking. For example, famous museums, landmark hotels, or well-known store brands that are familiar to many people are also likely to be prominent in local search results.

Prominence is also based on information that Google has about a business from across the web (like links, articles, and directories). Google review count and score are factored into local search ranking: more reviews and positive ratings will probably improve a business’s local ranking. Your position in web results is also a factor, so SEO best practices also apply to local search optimization.

There’s no way to request or pay for a better local ranking on Google. We do our best to keep the details of the search algorithm confidential to make the ranking system as fair as possible for everyone.


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Name Availability, California Secretary of State, business name availability.#Business #name #availability


Name Availability

Corporation, limited liability company and limited partnership names may be adopted as follows:

  • A corporation name may be adopted if the name is not the same as or too similar to an existing name on the records of the California Secretary of State or if the name is not misleading to the public.
  • A limited liability company name may be adopted if the name is distinguishable on the records of the California Secretary of State or if the name is not misleading to the public.
  • A limited partnership name may be adopted if the name is distinguishable on the records of the California Secretary of State.

When determining name availability, names are checked only against names of like entities registered with the California Secretary of State (e.g., a proposed corporation name is checked for availability only against other corporation names).

Names are not checked against trademark or service mark registrations or against fictitious business names. Laws relating to trademarks and service marks can be found in the California Business and Professions Code section 14200, et seq. and United States Code, Title 15, section 1051, et seq. Laws relating to fictitious business names (which are filed with the county in which the principal place of business is located) can be found in the California Business and Professions Code section 17900, et seq.

Prior to adopting a proposed name, the name may be checked for availability or reserved for a period of 60 days.

A preliminary search of corporation, limited liability company and limited partnership names already of record with the California Secretary of State can be made online through our Business Search. Please note: The Business Search is only a preliminary search and not intended to serve as a formal name availability search.

Stationery, signs, etc., should not be ordered and no financial commitments should be made until the appropriate formation, registration or change documents are submitted to and filed by the California Secretary of State.

Checking Name Availability

A free preliminary check of the availability of a name can be requested by mailing a completed Name Availability Inquiry Letter (PDF) to the California Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento. Email or online inquiries cannot be accepted at this time.

If you frequently check for name availability, see Prepay Priority Telephone Service below for information about the option to establish a prepay account to check for name availability by phone.

Checking the availability of a name does not reserve the name, has no binding effect on the California Secretary of State and does not confer any rights to a name.

Reserving a Name

A name can be reserved for a period of 60 days. Fees and instructions for reserving a name are included on the Name Reservation Request Form (PDF) . Email or online requests for name reservations cannot be accepted at this time.

The reservation can be renewed to the same applicant or for the benefit of the same party, but not for consecutive periods. (California Corporations Code section 201(c), 2601(c), 5122(c), 7122(d), 9122(c), 12302(d), 15901.09 or 17701.09.)

If you frequently reserve corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership names, see Prepay Priority Telephone Service below for information about the option to establish a prepay account to reserve names by phone.

The reservation of a name does not guarantee the name meets all federal and state requirements related to a specific entity type. Names are reviewed for compliance at the time documents are submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office for filing.

Foreign Name Registration

If the name is available for use in California, to protect the name for future use, a foreign (not California) corporation that is (1) not registered with the California Secretary of State and (2) not transacting intrastate business in California, can register the corporate name with the Secretary of State by filing a Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation (PDF) .

  • The registration is effective until the close of the calendar year in which the application for registration is filed. A corporation may renew its registration by filing a new form between October 1 and December 31 of each year. The renewal, when filed, extends the registration for the following calendar year.
  • A certificate by an authorized public official of the state or place of incorporation, to the effect that the corporation is an existing corporation in good standing in that state or place, must be attached to the Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation form at the time of filing with the California Secretary of State.
  • The Registration of Corporation Name By Foreign Corporation form may be used for the initial registration or for renewal if the foreign corporation has previously registered its corporate name with the California Secretary of State.

To cancel a foreign name registration before the close of the calendar year, a Certificate of Cancellation of Foreign Name Registration (PDF) can be filed with the California Secretary of State.

Prepay Priority Telephone Service

If you frequently check for name availability or reserve corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership names, you may want to establish a prepay account with the California Secretary of State for Priority Telephone Service.

Priority Telephone Service requires a minimum deposit of $100.00, although a calculation of your expected usage may require a larger amount of deposit. After establishing the account, you will be able to check for name availability or reserve a name by phone. A $4.00 fee will be charged to your account for each name availability search, and a $10.00 reservation fee will be charged to your account for each name reservation.

For information about establishing a prepay account for Priority Telephone Service, please email your request to the California Secretary of State’s Fiscal office or call (916) 653–1233.

Please note, the Fiscal office staff can assist you with establishing a prepay account, but cannot determine name availability or reserve a name.


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How to Name Your Business: 10 Things You Need to Know #business #leads


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Picking a killer name for your business is harder than it might seem.

One of the things to think about when choosing a company name is how it will look in the subject line of an email, according to cloud-based analytics company DataHero. Then there’s how it will sound when it’s said aloud. A number of leading companies in recent history have chosen names with between five and 10 letters and at least one hard consonant: Google. Starbucks, Verizon.

Before naming your company. check out these tips from entrepreneurs who have been through the process, some of whom have even named the same company more than once.

1. Don’t rush the process.

There’s no set amount of time it should take for you to settle on a name for your company, but know that it could take six months of iterating before you make a final decision. An important thing to remember is to continue working on other aspects of the business as you get closer to picking a name, says Charlie Miner, founder of furniture and lighting e-commerce company WorkOf. “You don’t want the process of naming to prevent you from moving the business forward,” he says.

2. Think about your audience.

Venture capital database CB Insights was initially founded under the name Chubby Brain, something co-founder Anand Sanwal says represented his attempt to come up with a name that was cool, funky, and “startup-sounding.” Sanwal’s philosophy changed after he heard from the investment banks and other institutional clients that would be citing his startup’s data in their marketing materials. “Nobody wanted to put ‘Source: Chubby Brain’ at the bottom of a deck, because it’s not a real big credibility builder,” Sanwal says.

3. Make it easy to spell.

It’s okay to use unique spelling, a la Chick-fil-A, but don’t make your company’s name so unconventional that it’s hard to remember. “I’ve seen some startup names where I’ll think, was that four ‘E’s’ or three?” CB Insights’s Sanwal says.

4. Short is better than long.

Not every company can have a short, simple, one-syllable name like Box, Dell, or Lyft, but if you come up with a great long name and a great short name, you should probably go with the short one. Acquiring the rights to short web domain names, however, can be pricey, if not impossible, so make sure to check the availability of your desired URL first.

5. Factor in search engine optimization.

Making your company easy to find in search engines is an important consideration when picking a name. If you’re going to use a proper noun for your name, you should think about how that decision will impact SEO. Choosing a common term like “Bell,” for example, would make it hard to place your company on the first (or second) page of search results on Google.

6. Enlist a focus group (or groups).

Once you have a shortlist of names you like, it’s a good idea to see how other people respond to each one. “Survey as many people as you can,” says Bridie Loverro, co-founder of QuadJobs, an online marketplace connecting college and grad students to local employers. “The name to choose may not necessarily be the one people like best, but the one they remember most.”

7. Keep your options open.

Having to change your name after pivoting from one business model to another isn’t the end of the world, but if you can pivot and still retain the brand identity you’ve already built up, that’s ideal. Picking a name that doesn’t pigeonhole your company to one specific service will help. “The goal is to create something that is broad enough to intuitively answer who you are and that speaks to your core customer base, but also gives you room to grow into other areas,” says Logan Sugarman, co-founder of wellness concierge service Refresh Body.

8. Keep mobile in mind.

If customers can buy your products through a mobile app, you might want to factor in how your company name will look on a mobile app icon. A friendly sounding name like Shopify might also lend itself better to mobile users compared a three-letter acronym that doesn’t convey anything about your brand.

9. Don’t obsess over a descriptive name.

The name of your company doesn’t have to make it clear what your business is. While it helps to reference the spirit of your brand in some way (think: food delivery company Seamless), avoid a name that sounds specific to an entirely different industry. As Neil Patel, co-founder of web analytics company Crazy Egg writes, the name NomNom suggests food, and therefore doesn’t work if you’re starting a financial services software-as-a-service company.

10. Make the name visually distinctive.

After you pick your name, you should consider adding a custom feature that makes the brand more than just the word or words in the title. Some examples include unconventional capitalization, combining two words into one, or adding a unique design touch, like the curled “C” in the first letter of the bedding startup Casper. “It’s about developing a more fully fleshed out visual identity,” says WorkOf’s Miner.


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Starting a Business: Choose a Name #at #home #business


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Choosing a Business Name

Naming your Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership

You may name your business after your own name without having to consult anyone. For example:

  • Jane Smith Landscaping (not Jane’s Landscaping)
  • Joe Doe Plumbing (not Doe Plumbing)
  • John Jackson and Mike Mason Handyman Service (not John and Mike: The Handymen)

A name like Jane’s Landscaping, or a business name that has nothing to do with your name, is considered an “assumed name.” With an assumed name, you should conduct a search with your county Register of Deeds to find out whether someone is already doing business under the name you want.

Naming your Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), or Limited Liability Company (LLC)

The NC Secretary of State’s Office reviews potential business names. The office may reject your chosen name if it is too similar to another business or if it uses prohibited words.

Follow these steps to choose a business name:

  1. Selecting a name;
  2. Determining if the name is available (see steps below).
  3. Deciding on a trademark or service mark (optional). Register for a state trademark and/or a Federal trademark.

If you have any questions over a corporate name, you should seek the advice of an attorney.

Is the Name You Want Available?

You are responsible for deciding which of these steps you should follow to determine whether the name you’ve chosen for your business entity is available or not.

Once you have chosen a name for your corporation, LP, LLC, or LLP, take some or all of the following steps to determine if the name is available for use:

  1. Check the Secretary of State’s Office to determine if a proposed name is available as a corporate name.
  2. Check the appropriate guide for restrictions regarding such words as bank, trust, mutual, co-op, insurance, engineering, and architect:
  3. Check the Register of Deeds office in your county and surrounding counties for similar names listed as assumed names (“doing business as”) or partnership names.
  4. Search online business directories, city directories, chamber of commerce lists, etc. for similarly named businesses in your area.
  5. Search the Trademark Registration of the NC Secretary of State’s Office to determine if the words which make up your proposed name have been registered as a trademark or service mark under North Carolina law. You may also conduct a trademark search through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for similar Federal trademark or service mark registrations.
  6. You may also hire an attorney to assist you with forming your business entity.

We strongly recommend that you make sure you have received all of your final incorporation papers from the NC Department of the Secretary of State before you print supplies such as checks, stationery, signs or any other printed items.


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