Business Name

Business By jessicad7188 Updated 22 Jun 2011 , 5:04am by platinumlady

jessicad7188 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 7:08pm
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I am trying to start making cakes as a mini home business but cannot for the life of me come up with something I like.... I want it to be fresh and clever, and a little quirky, to reflect myself... My name is Jessica and I have thought about calling it Jessicakes but Im pretty sure thats been done before... I like the idea of having the phrase "sweet treats" in the title. My boyfriend calls me "sweet cheeks" sometimes (lol) and said I should name it "Sweet Cheek's Sweet Treats"... is that too suggestive?! lol.. Anyone have suggestions? I cant do anything, any business cards, blogs, websites, etc... cause I cant think of a name!

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tripleD Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 7:26pm
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Sweet Jessie's Amazing Cakes icon_lol.gif

madicakes Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 7:53pm
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"Cheeky Sweet Treats"?

JessiesCreations Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:14pm
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Hey Jessica,

I had this problem a few weeks ago when I started ordering my business cards from vistaprint.com (great place to use by the way) my name is Jessica also and I went through the same thing. Here are a few I played around with:

Desserts by Jessica
Jessie's Cake shop
Baking by Jessica
Home Sweet Pastries
Jessie's cake company (Jessie's cake & Co.)

Good luck to you!
Jessica

ConfectionsCC Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:22pm
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i like the Jessie cakes &co! that leave room for a really cool custom logo too and will give it a higher end sound! good luck! I googled sweets and found simlar words, and Confections caught my eye, so, I am Confections Custom Cakes! Custom cakes part is like my subtitle...

cureVHAandCF Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:30pm
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hmmm... sweet treats, sweat cheeks, and jessi
What about combining them to: "Jessi's Sweet Chreats". Because treats is pronounced "ch"-reats. or you could spell it "chreets"

Jacscakes213 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 8:32pm
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I am having the very same problem. My name is Jaclyn and I was going to call it cakes by Jaclyn but..... There is actually someone else out there with that and with the same spelling ...my spelling is less common than some others... Anyway..every time I come up with somethinngi think is cute,, my dh shoots it down....lol I also am steering away from my name because I always get asked "how do you spell that?" So brainstorming it is!!! I was thinking of using my kids as inspiration and my little girl has beautiful blond curls so I was thinking of Curly Top Confections... My dh says "well if a redneck drives by, they might not know what confections are." I just laughed and asked him if he knew what they were...lol

forheavenscake Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:17pm
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I like playing off words or sayings. Mine is "For Heaven's Cake". . .

I like Cheeky Sweet Treats that someone suggested above though too!

WykdGud Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:35pm
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I used to have my name in my business name, but after 3 years, I've completely scrapped it as I go for something more professional (and a storefront). Think long and hard whether or not you really want your name in your business name or not. For one, if you decide to sell the business, it will be harder to sell - who wants to take over Jessica's Bakery if their name is Joan?

The next thing I had a problem with is having everyone KNOW I was the owner simply by name. Sometimes you want to play dumb when it's someone you don't want to deal with (i.e., salespeople).

Lastly, I realized having my name all over the internet wasn't such a good thing. Seemed like every guy I ever dated was Googling me. I much prefer the anonymity of not having my name in my business. If you really want to include it for now, you might want to think about having it as a tag line (i.e., the business name and then "by Jessica", or "made by Jessica", etc.)

Just my advice... Good luck with your choice.

SarahBeth3 Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:43pm
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My son and I talk about the day (probably no ever coming) where we will start our mother/son cake decorating store and what our store will look like...and names. One of my favorites that he's come up with is : Sugar Booger Cakes Cute for kid's birthday cakes but I don't know how that would go over with brides. lol Nonetheless, when he said it I cracked up and said, that's a keeper!

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:59pm
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Think of something that you love.. for me I've always loved fairies! I was hoping to have a girl and decorate her room with a fairy theme. But I had boys, lol! So I decided to use fairies in my business name instead. You could also try to incororate your favourite colour in the name or logo too, the way "Pink Cake Box" did. I love the colour pink so I made my logo in pink and black! Good luck! icon_smile.gif

Jacscakes213 Posted 18 Jun 2011 , 4:50am
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Wykd.. I agree with you.... Thanks for pushing me ver the cliff towered a decision..

SuperSaugy Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 4:31am
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Sweet Cheeks Sweet Treats

Love it, it cheeky, haha.

KalisCakes Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 4:43am
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Jessie's Cheeky Sweets or Cheeky Sweet Cakes... even just Cheeky Sweets

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 4:44am
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slparker, that's so funny, my business name is "Oh For Cake's Sake!" (great minds think alike!!)

Jessica, I like "Cheeky Sweet Treats" or "Cheeky's Sweet Treats"
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platinumlady Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 5:04am
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Originally Posted by WykdGud

I used to have my name in my business name, but after 3 years, I've completely scrapped it as I go for something more professional (and a storefront). Think long and hard whether or not you really want your name in your business name or not. For one, if you decide to sell the business, it will be harder to sell - who wants to take over Jessica's Bakery if their name is Joan?

The next thing I had a problem with is having everyone KNOW I was the owner simply by name. Sometimes you want to play dumb when it's someone you don't want to deal with (i.e., salespeople).

Lastly, I realized having my name all over the internet wasn't such a good thing. Seemed like every guy I ever dated was Googling me. I much prefer the anonymity of not having my name in my business. If you really want to include it for now, you might want to think about having it as a tag line (i.e., the business name and then "by Jessica", or "made by Jessica", etc.)

Just my advice... Good luck with your choice.




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