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    wordmistress
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    Simmo, post: 28142 wrote:
    How about all three? I would guess I’m looking for one word that I can put in front of the word events. I want to (when I get my education up) specialise in crowd & safety management as a big part of the business.

    Yep all the OHS stuff that people hate and don’t know much about it, I like it.

    Then you will more than likely have a niche offering! I know some people hate writing but I love it!

    Ok, will have a think about names for you. The first word that comes to mind is ‘total’ (Total Event Management) but it’s not exactly upmarket.

    Another question, since you mentioned crowd and safety management; are you aiming to manage events for a particular age group, such as adolescents? Or do you have no particular demographic in mind at the moment?

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    wordmistress, post: 28146 wrote:
    Another question, since you mentioned crowd and safety management; are you aiming to manage events for a particular age group, such as adolescents? Or do you have no particular demographic in mind at the moment?

    Large music festivals such as big day out so 18 to 30 year old.

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    Ah ok, that makes a few things different.

    Who are your clients then? Who hires you as an event management company?

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    wordmistress, post: 28154 wrote:
    Ah ok, that makes a few things different.

    Who are your clients then? Who hires you as an event management company?

    I would work hand in hand with the festival organiser in ensuring that everything is safe.

    But

    to get my name out there I need a start hence the small community events I plan on start to doing so then then client would be the local school/ church.

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    Would ‘YouthSafe Event Management’ be closer to the mark then? I know you say your demographic reaches up to 30 but it would be a great label for what you do. You manage events that keep youths safe whilst they enjoy themselves.

    Anybody else like it?

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    chris_king435, post: 28102 wrote:
    Hey,

    I would also like some help with this.. I’ve been having a bit of trouble choosing choosing a name.

    Few things i’ve seen that i have found interesting/helpful are;

    – Pick a name that is short and easy to remember (even if it isn’t related).
    – Common words for your business in another language.
    – Names which incorporates the item you are selling e.g if you are selling you might call yourself Mouse computers

    Another thing which can be helpful is get a piece of paper and write down any name that is relevant or ones of current business’s as you will be able to draw on ideas from there.

    Good luck,

    Chris

    Hi Chris, what’s your business about? Forgive me if I’ve missed a post anywhere.

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    Simmo – your name isn’t stopping you from going further.

    Your name is unimportant. Just call it Simmo’s Event Management. Plenty of businesses with stupid names. Just think Apple, or Microsoft.

    Your name is unimportant. Your position in your market is important. Not being able to go further because of your name is just an excuse. Get off your butt, get busy and go get some clients.

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    Hugh Thyer, post: 28167 wrote:
    Simmo – your name isn’t stopping you from going further.

    Your name is unimportant. Just call it Simmo’s Event Management. Plenty of businesses with stupid names. Just think Apple, or Microsoft.

    Your name is unimportant. Your position in your market is important. Not being able to go further because of your name is just an excuse. Get off your butt, get busy and go get some clients.

    Hugh, you’re absolutely right about getting moving and using excuses to avoid going into business. It’s pretty scary but at some point, the decision has to be made. Do it, or don’t do it.

    But I still think an appropriate name is important. That said, it shouldn’t take more than a day or two to think it up, digest it and get on with the job.

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    wordmistress, post: 28159 wrote:
    Hi Chris, what’s your business about? Forgive me if I’ve missed a post anywhere.

    Nope you haven’t missed anything :).. I’m planning to do a bit of IT work. Mostly sales on ebay etc. however it is very hard to get a wholesale supplier without a business name :(

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    chris_king435, post: 28185 wrote:
    Nope you haven’t missed anything :).. I’m planning to do a bit of IT work. Mostly sales on ebay etc. however it is very hard to get a wholesale supplier without a business name :(

    Cheers,

    Chris

    Ah ok. Still don’t really understand what you’ll be selling though. IT hardware/software? So, products, right? Not services? And you’ll be selling only on ebay at least at first?

    Yes, to be taken seriously by wholesalers, you need to demonstrate your credibility. Some will also want you to place more substantial initial orders. When I first started Live It Up Lifestyle Products, I had to prove that I was buying products to sell, not for personal use. You will often be asked for an ABN, trading name, your full name and your trading address. I wouldn’t even approach a wholesaler without having these in place. It’ll make it that much harder to re-approach them when you do have them.

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    Ah ok. Still don’t really understand what you’ll be selling though. IT hardware/software? So, products, right? Not services? And you’ll be selling only on ebay at least at first?

    Sorry about the lack of clarity, I plan to sell Hardware on my own eCommerce site and on eBay. I also have intentions of selling Web hosting solutions and offering local PC repairs through my site. Which means i need a broad name that isn’t too specific.

    Yes, to be taken seriously by wholesalers, you need to demonstrate your credibility. Some will also want you to place more substantial initial orders. When I first started Live It Up Lifestyle Products, I had to prove that I was buying products to sell, not for personal use. You will often be asked for an ABN, trading name, your full name and your trading address. I wouldn’t even approach a wholesaler without having these in place. It’ll make it that much harder to re-approach them when you do have them.

    I would hope they wouldn’t expect me to use 100 DVD burners for personal use :-)

    However, in all seriousness. I already have an ABN, will initially be trading from home therefore trading address will be my home address and all i need now is a business name. Unfortunately the few names i liked already have people squatting on the domain and/or have already been taken by other companies.

    Thank you for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

    Chris

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    Hugh Thyer, post: 28167 wrote:
    Simmo – your name isn’t stopping you from going further.

    Your name is unimportant. Just call it Simmo’s Event Management. Plenty of businesses with stupid names. Just think Apple, or Microsoft.

    Your name is unimportant. Your position in your market is important. Not being able to go further because of your name is just an excuse. Get off your butt, get busy and go get some clients.

    Hugh,

    Good advice, Thou I would want something I’m happy to promote 5, 10, 20 years down the road as well as now.

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    wordmistress, post: 28187 wrote:
    Ah ok. Still don’t really understand what you’ll be selling though. IT hardware/software? So, products, right? Not services? And you’ll be selling only on ebay at least at first?

    Yes, to be taken seriously by wholesalers, you need to demonstrate your credibility. Some will also want you to place more substantial initial orders. When I first started Live It Up Lifestyle Products, I had to prove that I was buying products to sell, not for personal use. You will often be asked for an ABN, trading name, your full name and your trading address. I wouldn’t even approach a wholesaler without having these in place. It’ll make it that much harder to re-approach them when you do have them.

    Well said.. I was recently going to start my business without actually registering a business name (using my surname) or ABN.. but due to the amount of responses i’ve seen already surfing these forums on the topic.. I can’t help but notice that, yer, my credibility is not going to exist when dealing with other businesses at the end of the day.. and it would be great to pick up contract work in I.T.

    I once helped run a large desktop rollout.. A tech who was not even fully qualified hired me for a week or so and I got paid around $30/hr which is great for labour work.. but the lead tech got paid alot more than me .. This I remember was a contract job and we were paid/hired by sub-contractors that work for DELL. It’s amazing the work you can/could pickup in I.T :)

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    chris_king435, post: 28188 wrote:
    Sorry about the lack of clarity, I plan to sell Hardware on my own eCommerce site and on eBay. I also have intentions of selling Web hosting solutions and offering local PC repairs through my site. Which means i need a broad name that isn’t too specific.

    I would hope they wouldn’t expect me to use 100 DVD burners for personal use :-)

    However, in all seriousness. I already have an ABN, will initially be trading from home therefore trading address will be my home address and all i need now is a business name. Unfortunately the few names i liked already have people squatting on the domain and/or have already been taken by other companies.

    Thank you for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

    Chris

    Morning, Chris :)

    Home trading address is fine. What they don’t want is a PO Box.

    So, is the only thing stopping you, your business name? Then let’s brainstorm! If you don’t want to do it publicly, then just pm me with the ideas you have. Otherwise, there are others on here who have really good ideas so the public forum might really the best place. Why don’t you start a fresh thread about it so that all the info referring to your business name hopes is in the one place.

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    Mick87, post: 28199 wrote:
    Well said.. I was recently going to start my business without actually registering a business name (using my surname) or ABN.. but due to the amount of responses i’ve seen already surfing these forums on the topic.. I can’t help but notice that, yer, my credibility is not going to exist when dealing with other businesses at the end of the day.. and it would be great to pick up contract work in I.T.

    I once helped run a large desktop rollout.. A tech who was not even fully qualified hired me for a week or so and I got paid around $30/hr which is great for labour work.. but the lead tech got paid alot more than me .. This I remember was a contract job and we were paid/hired by sub-contractors that work for DELL. It’s amazing the work you can/could pickup in I.T :)

    Hi Mick

    Yes, definitely get your ducks in a row before starting out. I have some basic info on my blog that could help but you might be further along in your understanding than that.

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