Before searching the Iowa Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Michigan business name database. We suggest coming up a few name ideas, in case some are unavailable.
Generate Business Name Ideas
Search business name availability
As you’re searching for the ideal name, it’s going to be useful to have the ability to find out what names are already taken. With the Secretary of State Business Entity Search on hand, you can easily look for pre-existing businesses for names that are duplicates of, or similar to, the one you want.
If you’re having some trouble with that search page, there’s also a handy Business Entities Search Help page, which can help to guide you through the process and provide meanings for terms you’ll see while searching.
For those who have further questions, calling or emailing the Business Services department is also a great idea. Employees there can easily provide you with help as well as information on the next steps in the business development process.
Iowa Secretary of State Office
Phone: (515) 281 – 5204
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
Registering your business domain/website
Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.