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So, you’re thinking about maybe starting a photo biz. You’ve checked out the pros and cons, but you’re still on the fence.
Here’s a little sumpin’ to mull over while you’re deciding: what would you name your business?
Thinking about names gets your mind into gear and prepares you for gettin’ that business off the ground.
Should you use your real name? Make up a studio name? Why? Why not? And more importantly, wherefore?
Chillax. Just keep reading and we’ll help you sort it out.
p.s. In case you missed it, be sure to read Starting Your Photo Biz Part 1: You Sure ‘Bout That?.
Photo credit: Banalities
Picking a Name
Basically, when it comes to naming a photo business, you’ve got two choices:
Both have points to recommend them, but which is right for you? Let’s just see…
Why Use Your Real Name?
There are plenty of reasons to use your real name as your business name:
Why Make Up a Studio Name?
Of course, there are also reasons to use a studio name instead:
Excuse Me, Is This Name Taken?
Changing Your Name
You can change your name in ways that make it unique, while still being basically you.
Making a Name for Yourself
Things to Watch Out For
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