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. The moment you are armed with a few strong business names, you are ready to get started.
The next step which is equally simple and fast is to Google the name in your search. By and large, it is a fact that Google happens to have such a strong database containing so much information on the new and established businesses that are there. This is simply going to require you to type the business name in the search bar and then see what results that will be there from the search. When your name seems to be clear as from the search engine searches, having checked and affirmed all the variations such as can be with the spelling of the name, et cetera, you will be good to move to the next step in the search. If you however happen not to have found one yet, ensure that you search until you have found one that you can keep.
After you have done your search and have found one as a keeper, take it and add a .com to it. This is all in the interest to ensure that you get to own the absolute rights to the name that you are just coming up with. The search for your company will be more precise when the name is typed and followed by the .com at the end of the name. 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. After this you will then have this followed with the next step in the search process.
What is to follow is to have a look at your local phone book and the online directories. There are so many companies that are being created on a daily basis and most of these are sole proprietorships which are known to be created without as 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.