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We're thinking about changing the name of our company from Prestwood Software & Consulting to just Prestwood Software. Now that The original thought behind the longer name was that we wanted everyone to be able to identify by our name that we are a consulting firm and software maker. The reason we're thinking about shortening it is because it is shorter. Confused Prestwood Software & Consulting is harder say, longer to write, etc. So the central question is, "Is the '&Consulting' required?"

Any thoughts? Big Grin!

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So far it looks like Prestwood Software & Consulting is too long and needs to be changed. Do you agree?

Early new names are:

Prestwood Software
PrestwoodSoft
PrestoSoft
Prestwood Enterprises, Inc.
Prestwood Enterprises

Which of the above do you prefer? Do you have another you want to throw in the mix?

Perhaps we could do a contest for the 'logo' once we decide on a new name.

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Post ID #3603 (Level 1.1)  Reply to 3565
Thread Started 9/4/2001 3:11:00 PM
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Brian:

Your assumption about a dba is correct. It's really only important from a marketing point of view (business cards, letterhead, etc.) Our "legal" name is Prestwood Enterprises, Inc. All corporations are required to put the word Corporation in their name or Inc at the end.

I like the idea of keeping Prestwood too. I think we've established "some" name recognition. We'll see what happens.

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Post ID #3652 (Level 1.2)  Reply to 3565
Reply Posted 9/6/2001 11:11:00 AM
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Decision time!

We've decided that we are informally going to stick with our name but just the shortened version of Prestwood Software. New marketing stuff will have the new logo starting in November.

Thanks for everybody's input!

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Post ID #4058 (Level 1.3)  Reply to 3565
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"& Consulting" - no, it's not needed - it goes without saying.
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Thats enough of that. Ed.

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I do like my jazz and blues!


Post ID #3578 (Level 1.4)  Reply to 3565
Reply Posted 9/4/2001 5:48:00 AM
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Well, who would have guessed that this would generate more messages quicker than any other posting!

Maybe this ought to be opened up properly as a competion and offer a prize - but, please choose something that could also be shipped to foreign climes!!!!!!!

Then of course you'd be getting your brainstorming for free-ish..
Now, where's did I see that entry form?
rt Now that

Thats enough of that. Ed.

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Post ID #3600 (Level 1.5)  Reply to 3565
Reply Posted 9/4/2001 2:20:00 PM
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I prefer "Prestwood Software". Its short enough and it still tells what the company does.
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Post ID #3595 (Level 1.6)  Reply to 3565
Reply Posted 9/4/2001 9:59:00 AM
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'Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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'Prestwood Software & Consulting' is neither fish nor fowl. If you're going to indicate the company's offerings in the name, why stop at just two? And why those two?

If you try to put everything you do into your company name, you would have to call it 'Prestwood Software Products, Custom Software, Systems Consulting, WebSite Construction, Internet Hosting, Technical Publishing, & Information Services' which is not only hard to say but would make your business cards seventeen inches long.

I think your reputation has grown to the point where you could call your outfit just 'Prestwood' with the heraldic logo, and give everyone the impression that if they don't know what you do, they should immediately find out.

'Prestwood Software' will be just fine. Everything your company does concerns software in one form or another.

Just don't call it 'PrestWoodSoft'.

-Al.
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Post ID #3589 (Level 1.7)  Reply to 3565
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I missed this thread a while ago - but if it's worth anything, i thought the previously mentioned "Psst" was great!
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Post ID #5781 (Level 1.8)  Reply to 3565
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Where and when is the dba important? On paper, ala business cards and letterheads? As compared to spoken communications and it's chatty email cousin?

Why does Prestwood Software & Consulting think the name change is a tactic worthy of consideration?

Whatever you decide to do, the people here already know you ... and will call you by whatever they find convenient.

No matter what you call yourself, the public will use whatever it likes. Nicknames are a form of recognition.

What abour Psst, "Prestwood Software Solutions & Technology"?

Or Stars, "Solutions That Are Really Solutions"?

Does Prestwood Software & Consulting wish to embed it's purpose and mission statement within it's name, or evoke emotion? In today's world, both are viable tactics.

Please just make sure I know what you're called.

Thank you Prestwood Software & Consulting. Thank you "just for existing".

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Prestwood Software works. Best of luck.
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At the end of the day, its your company and you should have whichever name you want. Prestwood Software sounds good to me and still lets people know what you do.

However, Angel software has a certain ring to it dont you think...... Big Grin!
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Post ID #3612 (Level 1.11)  Reply to 3565
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I favor the reduction to "Prestwood Software." Four syllables is about the max before the initials should be used.

Could consider reducting further to "Prestwood Soft," or "Prestsoft." Most Silicon Valley/Software companies are 2 syllables, or use their initials:

HP
Intel
Sun
Sybase
NetScape
Yahoo
Oracle (ok 3)
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Ok, I'll agree with Al that "PrestwoodSoft" would appear to be a cheap attempt to ride on you-know-who's coattail.

Eek!

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For a little big longer, I would stick with Prestwood Software & Consulting. As an account manager,it acutally shortens my introductions to people. The long version helps them connect with the nature of the business I represent. As we continue to grow as a leader in the industry, the community, at large, will shorten it as many already do to Prestwood.
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Carol worked for Prestwood Software from 2000 through 2005 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


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I like the suggestion of just Prestwood as our company name, however, my suggestion is Prestwood Enterprises.
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