A unique name helps your business to stand out when compared to others that may offer similar products or services. It also gives customers an easy way to return to you when they have a great experience. Naturally, you want repeat business, and a memorable, unique name is a great way to help that happen.
This also means keeping laws in mind as well as what other businesses may already exist with names that are similar to what you want. It’s a good idea to come up with multiple name ideas so that you can have better chances for finding a unique option.
Below, we’ll guide you through searching the Secretary of State database to seek out available names as well as how to get started with reserving your business name.
Generate Business Name Ideas
Search business name availability
Searching through the available business names doesn’t have to be difficult! By using the South Carolina Business Name Search page, you can simply type in your desired name and it will pull up results that include all, or some part, or your name. These searches are free, so you can search as many times as you may need to.
The results page will let you know clearly whether or not your name of choice is available, and provide a list of companies using similar names. This makes the process extremely easy. However, if you want a deeper search, or have questions then you can also call or email the Secretary of State office.
South Carolina Secretary of State Office
Phone: (803) 734-2158
Email: Contact Form Provided
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, 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.