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Small Business Advice: How To Come Up With A Great Business Name

You have a business idea.

Now, you're scratching your head wondering what you should name your small business.It's easy to come up with a business name. I know someone who can spit out business names like a machine gun. Great business names on the other hand? Much harder. There are a lot of factors to consider.

Here are some tips on how to come up with a company name for a small business...

Inventions On A Theme: Jigthings

The first advice given to a new writer is "Write what you know." It should, as well, be the advice given to a new inventor: Invent what you know.

Wall-E’s Girl-friend’s Cousin, Le Petit Prince, a Robotic Garden For Mars

Do you remember Wall-E's girlfriend Eve? Her mission was to find plant life. Once she did, it was her mission to protect the plant. Le Petit Prince, though still a concept, is also a robot that has a similar mission, except he already has a plant inside him and it's his mission to keep it alive.

Call For Inventors! Got A Sweet Tooth For Innovation?

Best Sweet® and Edison Nation are teaming up to get your pitch for a new candy.  Not your favorite candy, but a tween's favorite candy which you are going to innovate.  There are some guidelines though, so you won't get totally sugar-highed: 1. You are not required to make the candy or submit a formula; and 2) Your inspiration must be from a widely recognized ice cream flavor.

Call For Inventors! Amazon Wants Green Inventions NOW!

Amazon Green is a new category on where all the eco-friendly products that Amazon sells can be located; it's a handy way to find things.  If you would like to find your thing -- your time, money, or energy saving invention -- on Amazon Green, then here's your big chance to score big!

Call for Inventors! O-Cedar® Wants The Next Big Mop!

O-Cedar, manufacturer of household cleaning products, is looking for the next hot floor care product.  A mop with a twist, a new "hairdo," a new material, or a self cleaning broom...  I don't know; am I giving anything away here?

How To Use Google To Advertise Your Business Online

Whether you're selling big-ticket items such as cars or just candy down the corner, you can use Google to advertise your business online. The Internet is one of the rare places in the world that a small start-up company can beat the monster giant one in marketing. It is definitely a great equalizer. Beat big business marketing with the following online tips and tricks for advertising your business through Google.

NASA’s Earth-Friendly Flight Challenge

Aviation plays such an important role in our lives today that despite the aviation industry’s harm to the environment we, as a society, cannot just cease flying. In an effort to promote more earth-friendly flying NASA recently announced the Green Flight Challenge.

Bluetooth® Seeks Low Energy Inventions For Its 2009 Innovation World Cup

Submitting an idea to this competition is a great opportunity for those in the healthcare/wellness, fitness, fashion, and sports fields to make an impact on your fields, using Bluetooth's low energy technology, a technology which is now in its infancy.

Inventor's Marketing Tool Helps Put Your Inventions On Shelves

Ottawa inventor Geoffry Maseruka has created a unique way to help other inventors improve their marketing by actually getting their new inventions on store shelves!

Click Happens! Young Inventors Wanted For LEGO® Click Awards 2009

Lot's of stuff can "click."  Friends click with each other, teachers can click with their students, and if there's one ingredient missing in the soup and then it's found by the chef, it's a click!  An "aha!" moment, some call it, when everything seems to fit perfectly.  LEGO® is a company that knows about clicks, in more ways than one, and they are looking for young inventors who have had their own clicks.

Inventor Challenge: Make Life Better At A Music Festival!

Quick! What new product would be needed for an audience of music lovers at a music festival?  Invent it and $5,000 (or equivalent in pounds, rupees, rubles, reals, or euros) could be yours.

NikePlus iPod Makes You Hear the Burn!

Now the sensor in your Nike+ can connect to an iPod and record your workouts. Its as easy as finding an iPod-compatible cardio machine at the gym and tracking your progress from one workout to the next. Minute by minute, mile by mile, you will be motivated by more than just from your iPod's tunes.

The 12 Best Designs From 2009's International Plastics Design Competition

The 2009 International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) took place in Chicago in June and the 12 winners are absolutely awesome products, innovators in their respective fields as well as in plastics engineering. And they were all designed to be sustainable, cost effective, and to reduce our carbon footprint.

One Company Exists Just To Market Your Golf Inventions

You want to know how many golf inventors there are?  Just find out how many golfers there are, and you'll have the answer.  One company just opened its door to all those inventors.  I hope it's ready for all of you!