A Helpful Note About Naming Your New Business

For starters, don’t make it sound like your merchandise was stolen off the back of a truck

Kristi Keller

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Each day when I drive out of my neighborhood I pass a small advertising sign planted on the boulevard. All it says is this:

“The Heist Boutique”

That’s it. It’s a very small and very blasé sign. Like, a white background with a black, fancy font that’s difficult to read at the speed you’d be passing by it.

Each time I drive past, several questions come to mind.

  • Where is this boutique? The sign tells me nothing.
  • Did they use the word “Heist” as an attempt to sound so edgy that people will seek it out?
  • Did they steal all the merchandise from the back of a truck? It is a heist, right?
  • Will they ever attract customers with such a crappy sign?
  • And most importantly…does the world really need another boutique?

To be fair, I did seek out their website just to say I did. It’s a nicely designed website but they sell t-shirts with photos of Shania Twain and Notorious B.I.G. That’s about as un-special as it gets.

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Kristi Keller

Write like no one is reading, because it might be true. Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. https://wildhoodwanted.substack.com/