After you have chosen the name for your website, you are ready to choose the name for your business. This was an easy choice for me as I wanted the name of  the business to be the same as the name of the website. It doesn’t have to be that way and sometimes there are considerations for them not to be the same.

The next step is to verify that the name is available in your state.  Here is the link to check business name availability in the state of New Jersey – You will need to enter the name of the business and choose the type of the business entity (for example NJ Domestic Limited Liability Company or LLC). Even if you are not sure yet what business entity you can choose one of the options just to submit the name for verification. You then click on Submit Business Name button. It will take you to another screen and you will need to enter Business Designator (for Example LLC) and click on a Submit Business Name and Designator. If the business name is taken the system will notify you that the name is not available.

Once you confirmed that the business name is available you can proceed with other Legal steps.

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