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hushbaby
hushbaby Registered Posts: 21 New contributor 🐸
Hi

I'm thinking of starting as self employed...just wondering, do all the MIPs go by a Business name? How did you come up with it? Would be interested in any suitable wording to include e.g

XX Accounting Solutions

Also I want a name starting with A but can't seem to think of one. I want it to be very high on a list.

Any advise will be much appreciated

Thanks

Shani

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  • claudialowe
    claudialowe Registered Posts: 275 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    I wouldn't worry about being high up on a list - I don't think many people use, say yellow pages, when looking for an accountant. Most people will ask their friends, colleagues etc to recommend someone.

    Think of a name that you like - and check that the initials don't spell something inappropriate :ohmy:

    Alternatively, you can just use your name!

    Claudia
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Aardvark Accounting should do it!
  • Sonny_L
    Sonny_L Registered Posts: 201 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Hahahah that reminds me of an old Blackadder episode, the dictionary one in series 3.
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Funny, I was gonna suggest Aarthur Aardvark as a name (and one I've used previously elsewhere...)
  • AdamR
    AdamR Registered Posts: 668 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Anything but Arthur Anderson
  • AK002
    AK002 Registered Posts: 2,492 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    As said i doubt you'll drum up most business from the phone book tbh, accountants are more word of mouth..

    Whatever name you pick, get flyers up at burger vans, shops etc (Sole trade builders tend to flock to burger vans at lunch times ;))
  • tripod333
    tripod333 Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
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    Abacus Accounting.
    No, only kidding! it is probably the most over-used name.
    And if you ever wanted to change to Limited Company it would already be taken.

    It might be worth entering any name in the below link to companies house Limited company database to check it hasn't been used already.

    http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/4d1ca89a5062b52af1ae67007ac00631/wcframe?name=accessCompanyInfo
  • T.C.
    T.C. Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Most of my clients came through word of mouth. I use just my name followed by FMAAT. Most people who do look me up are either looking for me in particular or someone in my location. I don't think many prospective clients going looking for an accountant blind, as it were.
    Good luck with your choice, but don't under-estimate the power of your own name!
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