Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: going legit

going legit 11 months 6 days ago #14410

  • snokid
  • snokid's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 5
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 0
I have been sharpening for word of mouth customers for a couple years now. I have been getting a couple a week. Now I'm going to do this legal like.
First step is coming up with a name.
How did you guys come up with a name? Something like sharpening by bob, or knifemasters?
What should I consider before going down to the county clerk and registering my new name?

Second item on my to do list is

A graphic for my business cards.
I'm a part time photographer I could just set a knife out and take a photo of it, but there has to be a better/smarter way.

thanks in advance for the help
Bob
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 6 days ago #14414

  • mark76
  • mark76's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1257
  • Thank you received: 399
  • Karma: 87
Welcome to the forum! And congrats with going legit!

I'm sure is quite some creativity here to help you. The Wicked Edge logo added to your business card will surely help ;)
Last Edit: 11 months 6 days ago by mark76.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 4 days ago #14443

  • tuffybraithwaite
  • tuffybraithwaite's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 379
  • Thank you received: 129
  • Karma: 23
snokid wrote:
I have been sharpening for word of mouth customers for a couple years now. I have been getting a couple a week. Now I'm going to do this legal like.
First step is coming up with a name.
How did you guys come up with a name? Something like sharpening by bob, or knifemasters?
What should I consider before going down to the county clerk and registering my new name?

Second item on my to do list is

A graphic for my business cards.
I'm a part time photographer I could just set a knife out and take a photo of it, but there has to be a better/smarter way.

thanks in advance for the help
Bob
.
.
for your review only - fyi.
welcome aboard also.
.
.
.
wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_k...&id=12474&Itemid=271
.
.
.

BOX1.jpg


CARD1M.jpg


KEVLARGLOVES.jpg


SLEEVE1_2013-10-15.jpg


SLEEVESBUNDLE.jpg
.
.
.
.
<"))))><(
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14466

  • razoredgeknives
  • razoredgeknives's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 808
  • Thank you received: 381
  • Karma: 40
Bob, welcome to the forum! I would say to just try and pick a name that is not used locally, one that you can use with an LLC (e.g. mine is Razor Edge Knives, LLC). You should be able to check with your state on what is used and what's not. If you want suggestions, maybe we can help ya out =).

On the business card/logo note, I could get my brother-in-law to maybe hook you up for a good price? He designed mine... Here is a business card that he developed (along w/ my logo) for me...

Front:


Back:


Oh, I would also like to put a plug in for printbusinesscards.com... they are legit man. I had a horrible experience w/ vistaprint when trying to upload my own image for a business card. Vista Print won't send you a hard proof before you order a thousand... printbusinesscards.com will sendh you a hard copy proof in the mail for your approval before you order a bunch if you wish. They are also very prompt in customer service and I will be using them again. The only thing I found w/ my cards is that, after a while in the wallet the color rubs off some, so you may want to inquire as to which ones are most durable. I got the high gloss ones and they look great!

Anyway, let me know and I'll put you in touch w/ my bro in law.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14467

  • razoredgeknives
  • razoredgeknives's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 808
  • Thank you received: 381
  • Karma: 40
snokid wrote:
How did you guys come up with a name? Something like sharpening by bob, or knifemasters?
What should I consider before going down to the county clerk and registering my new name?

Consider:
  1. what area you are in, and what would sound classy...
  2. What you want to portray with your name
  3. Your motto?
  4. This one is important: if you ever want to have your business branch out into something else... for example. My business is going to be transforming into a 3 part service 1. blade sharpening 2. firearm/knife finishing (with Cerakote in custom patterns) 3. Mobile sandblasting service (since I will already be all set up for Cerakoting, I might as well). So now I have to figure out if I am keeping the same name, making a new one for the different aspects of my business, or doing them as a sub name under my main name? I am not sure at this point. But if you think you will be selling knives at some point, you may want to incorporate "knife works" into your name (I.e. Razor Edge Knife Works).
  5. After you come up w/ a name you can then design your logo
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14470

  • LeoBarr
  • LeoBarr's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 688
  • Thank you received: 238
  • Karma: 33
One good suggestion someone made to me is magnetic business cards since they go on the fridge which means they are there as a quick reference for the user either for themselves or to pass your name on particularly in a restaurant .
People seem to collect fridge magnets so they hardly ever throw them away.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14471

  • LeoBarr
  • LeoBarr's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 688
  • Thank you received: 238
  • Karma: 33
If you have Photoshop you should be able to do your own designs I always do my own since it may take many drafts with a graphic artist until you get what you want I also include a scannable panel to include details so people with smart phones can scan them .

ScreenShot2013-10-18at11.57.55.png


ScreenShot2013-10-18at11.59.40.png
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14472

  • mark76
  • mark76's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1257
  • Thank you received: 399
  • Karma: 87
Leo, my barcode scanner doesn't recognize you barcode.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14473

  • mark76
  • mark76's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 1257
  • Thank you received: 399
  • Karma: 87
Very classy business card, Josh! Beautiful!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: razoredgeknives

going legit 11 months 2 days ago #14474

  • LeoBarr
  • LeoBarr's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 688
  • Thank you received: 238
  • Karma: 33
It is not a bar code it is a QR type scan.me/qr-code-generator its a free browser based app -you compile it then scan with either an iPhone or other smart phone scan.me/apps/scan/download
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.146 seconds