02/17/2005: "What's in a Name?"
So, my business license expired in December and I've been putting off renewing it because I think I want to just buy a new license, which is the only way you can change your business's name. The current name of my business is just "Elise Tomlinson Multi-media Artist". I wanted to make the name reflective of the nature of my business, which is not just painting but web and graphic design, video, etc...keep it loose so I can write off more things on my taxes.
The thing is, I *hate* that name. I want something fun, like Alanna Spence's "angrypirate.com", or a local web development company called "Lucid Reverie".
I'm just not sure how to go about this. Should my business name have all or part of my name in it? Should it be something totally abstract or descriptive? If you're an artist and you have a business, I'd love to hear how you came up with the name for your license. In fact, any and all suggestions would be welcome.