How do I know if my business name is already taken?

#LLC, #startup Checking the availability of a business name is very simple and straightforward. Here are the steps: 1. Choose a name 2. Conduct a search - you will need to run a search of the business records in your particular state. The easiest way to do this is to go to Google and search "entity search <your state>." For example, if you are in Texas you would search "entity search Texas" on Google. Typically the very first search result will link to the governmental ag