If you own a speech therapy business, you no doubt want to draw the interest of patients. What you name your business is an important part of developing a solid and professional reputation.
This article will help you uncover what speech therapy business names will help you gain a good following.
It also helps to contact a competent and top business lawyer by contacting email@example.com. Let me help you incorporate your practice and find the perfect name for your therapy brand.
Now that you know who to call, you can get some basic information about speech therapy business names. If you choose to do business as a d/b/a/, one of the criteria is to choose an acceptable legal name.
This can be accomplished by contacting the Secretary of State (SOS) in your state.
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This also holds true if you decide to incorporate your speech-pathology business. You must comply with certain state codes and guidelines when naming your practice.
Therefore, the speech therapy names you choose must not have already been taken, and must meet legislative guidelines.
How Do I Choose Speech Therapy Business Names to Stay Compliant Legally?
If you set up a speech pathology clinic as a corporation, you need to make sure you choose from speech therapy business names that follow the standards set by the state’s codes and laws where you form your practice. You will, no doubt, have several questions about naming your practice.
Get those questions answered. Book a call to speak to us here: https://mollaeilaw.com/start today. In the meantime, take a look at the following information to gain more insight into naming your practice.
Do I Have to Follow any Style Guidelines for Speech Therapy Business Names?
You do have to follow specific formalities for speech therapy business names for a practice or clinic. If you have formed a corporation, you must indicate you are this type of entity by adding the word “corporation,” or including words that indicate you are incorporated.
Do I Have to Show I am a Speech Therapy Professional in the Speech Therapy Business Names I Choose?
You must represent yourself as a speech language therapist or pathologist.
Legally Acceptable Examples
The list below represents legally acceptable examples of the words that can be used.
- Speech pathology
- Speech therapy or speech therapist
- Speech pathologist
- Speech correction or speech correctionist
- Speech clinic or speech clinician
- Language pathology or language pathologist
- Logopedics or logopedist
- Communicology or communicologist
- Voice therapy or voice therapist
- Voice pathology or voice pathologist
- Language therapist
The above titles are common examples. You can also choose similar titles, or show, by your title and business name, that you treat certain speech disorders, such as stammering or stuttering.
Am I Prohibited from Using a D/B/A or Fictitious Name When Choosing Speech Therapy Business Names?
When it comes to choosing speech therapy business names, the Speech-Language Pathology Board does not prevent speech therapy practices from using a D/B/A (doing business as) or fictitious name for their business.
When Selecting Speech Therapy Business Names, Do I Need to Obtain a Certificate of Registration First from the Speech-Language Pathology Corporation?
As long as you are licensed under the Speech-Language Pathology & Speech-Language Pathology & Hearing Aid Board, a part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, you do not need the registration.
Therefore, you can form a professional corporation and go ahead and choose one of the speech therapy business names available through the SOS.
How Do I Create Acceptable Speech Therapy Business Names after I Have Met the Legal Requirements?
Once you know what you need to do to comply with state law, you can exert some freedom in forming acceptable speech therapy business names. Use the following tips to keep you focused.
Also, obtain further help from an experienced and top business attorney. I can give you the needed support. Contact me, Sam Mollaei, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and help.
1. Keep the Name Professional
You will be using your name for a long time and it will impact your professional and community standing, so keep things professional. You cannot build trust if you use a name that strays away from this idea.
2. Use Naming Technologies
Get further naming help by checking out some of the name generators online to obtain ideas for choosing speech therapy business names.
3. Do a Little Brainstorming
Brainstorm acceptable speech therapy business names by asking the following:
- What words do I like?
- What phrases best state what I provide?
- Why should anyone choose my business name? What challenges do I want to help patients meet?
- What practices’ names stand out to me and why? What names make me take notice? Is there some part of another practice’s name I could use when naming my own practice?
You can get more ideas by Googling a term, such as “ideas for names for speech therapy practices.” Also, check out synonyms that correspond to some of the words you like.
In addition, make sure that the name you like corresponds with a domain name that has not been taken. Otherwise, you will have to go back to the naming drawing board and try once more.
Make sure the speech therapy names you choose comply with the law, have not already been taken in the SOS database, and are available as a domain name.
4. Consider the Keywords
You may want to add the keywords searched most often for your specialty in your name as well. Make it easy for a patient to find your specialty online.
For example, if you help people who stutter, you may want to find keyword phrases that are associated with the word, and include them in your practice’s name.
5. Never Use Your Own Name in Your Practice’s Name
Typically, it will take some time to draw interest to your practice if you add your own name in the business name. Using you own name does not reveal anything about your services or how you can help anyone with a speech difficulty.
Using you own name can also impact your ability to sell your practice in the future. Therefore, it is better and much less costly to avoid adding your name.
6. Think Big When You Brand
People tend to place their trust more in any institution or business that seems big. Therefore, you may want to choose a name for your fledgling practice that supports this type of idea.
Here are some examples:
- The U.S. Speech-Therapy Corporation
- The National Speech Pathology Clinic, Inc.
- The American Speech Therapy Corporation
7. Make Sure the Name is Fairly Easy to Spell
One more vital point should be emphasized when choosing acceptable speech therapy business names. Make sure people can spell the name of your business. The last thing you want to do is choose a name that is difficult to remember or spell.
Think about the clients you hope to attract. Will they relate to the name and will they be able to easily recognize it?
What To Do Next
If you are still wondering about acceptable speech therapy business names for your practice, contact me at email@example.com for further insight and help. It is important to use legal services to incorporate your practice and choose the appropriate name.
You may also book a call to speak to us here: https://mollaeilaw.com/start. The sooner you begin incorporating and naming your practice, the easier it will be to welcome new clients and plan now for future profits and growth.
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