As you think of conducting a business name search, what you will first of all need is to have created a perfect name. One of the tips that can be given from the very outset is to have a multiplicity of the names to search so as to have alternatives if in any case your first alternative does not quite succeed. Once you have with you some of the strongest business names, this is just but a sure point to get started with your search.
The next and very simple step that you will need to take in the business name search is to conduct the search on Google. You need to appreciate and exploit the opportunity that Google has to offer in as far as the contained information that they have in so far as that on the established and new businesses there are. In this all you will need to do is type the business name in the search bar and have a look at the results. If you happen to have no sign of any existence or use of the particular business name that you have in mind, having well checked and confirmed for any variations that may be there as for the name against some that may be similar such as spellings and like issues and they all tell nothing to question, the next step will be ready for you to take. If it happens that you have not yet found one at this stage yet, you need to continue with this until you have one that you can move on with the name search.
After you have done your search and have found one as a keeper, take it and add a .com to it. This is all but in an effort to own all the rights to the name you have just created. You must have realized as has been the experience of many that when you search for a company on the web that searching for it by typing the name of the company on the search bar and adding to the name at the end the .com at the end and this is just what you need to assure. This as such points to the fact that for you to own the name and the rights to it you need to as well own the domain. With this already done, you will then have to follow this with the next step that is to follow in the search process for the business name.
The step that is to follow will take you to the local phone book and the online directories available. We have a number of the companies that are being created on a daily routine and majority of these are those that are set up as sole proprietorships which are commonly formed without much formal documentation. If you happen to come across such names in your name search you need not panic as these may never leave long in the business and or may never acquire legal existence and as such all you need to do in such a case is to note their existence.