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Naming Contest

Choose a name for these fictional businesses to win a private naming consultation or copy of "Wordcraft."
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Click here to find out the Inc.com Naming Contest Winner!

June 2004 -- Enter the Inc.com Naming Contest to find out if you've got what it takes to name a business and win a free, one-hour naming consultation with expert Alex Frankel and/or a copy of his book "Wordcraft." Four runners-up receive copies of "Wordcraft". (Click here to read a Q&A with Alex Frankel.)

Below are five companies imagined by the editors of Inc.com. To be considered, enter your name, e-mail address and name at least one business. Contest ends July 30, 2004. Click here to read contest rules from Gruner + Jahr (publisher of Inc. and Inc.com).

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Name These Companies

  • Two retired sisters have moved to rural Connecticut to open a pottery store and workshop. They hope to draw local clientele and build a community around their business.

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  • A freelance carpenter whose modern works have occasionally appeared as part of the Ikea catalog has decided to open his own business in a converted warehouse in an artistic neighborhood of New York City. His goal is to seek private buyers as well as stores and other distributors.

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  • A golf enthusiast has decided to spend all his time on the green. He will man the first of several carts that will monograph golf balls on the spot. His plan is to spread the carts to many golf courses and expand monographing to other golf paraphernalia.

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  • A former actress plans to open an apparel store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, a street known for its young, hip clientele. The store will sell trendy clothes for girls.

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  • An established headhunter is opening his own executive search firm. His expertise lies in placing sales and marketing executives in small and mid-sized firms. He and his staff will focus on that market.

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Last updated: Jun 1, 2004




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