Before searching the Tennessee Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Tennessee business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind incase any are unavailable, you can also download the full Tennessee entity name database here (click here to download)
Generate Business Name Ideas
Search business name availability
Contacting the local Secretary of State (SOS) office via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.
Online, you can search for Tennessee businesses entities via the Tennessee Secretary of State Office’s Business Services page (click here to visit), simply enter your business name into the “Search Name” field, or you can access the official SOS database (click here to visit).
You can choose to download the full database, activity from the month prior, or activity from the week prior. The full database is generated each Sunday night, and the cost to download is $1,000.00 plus any service fees.
Tennessee Secretary of State Office
Phone: (615) 741-2819
Hours: 8am – 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.