Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

100 Funniest Business Names Of ALL TIME. #62... What Were You Thinking?!

According to Nicole Robinson, CEO of Gloss and Glam, the most important things to think about when starting a business are:

  1. Own your name.
  2. Get in with the law.
  3. How much do you need to live?
  4. Where are you in your life?
  5. Don’t over — or under — spend.

Let's take a look at that first one again. Own your name. Say, for example, you'd like to open a restaurant. At random, I chose 5 names from a list of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants:

  1. Saison
  2. Park Tavern
  3. French Laundry
  4. Bravas Bar de Tapas
  5. Chez Panisse

Now, without thinking too hard, I can say that these restaurants "own their names." There's a clear sense of professionalism. Unfortunately, there are other businesses that could not follow suit due to translation issues, bad judgment, or a lack of creativity (or perhaps too much creativity), among other reasons. We've put together a list here. Enter at your own risk.

#1. Wally, that's why you're out in the country.

Wally, that's why you're out in the country.

#2. This shop specializes in chocolate covered nuts.

This shop specializes in chocolate covered nuts.

#3. Trying really hard there.

Trying really hard there.

#4. Would you recommend this to a friend?

Would you recommend this to a friend?

#5. I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.

#6. No way, I'm not going in there!

No way, I'm not going in there!

#7. Come on, people.

Come on, people.

#8. I'm curious to know what their goal is.

I'm curious to know what their goal is.

#9. Keeping Portland weird.

Keeping Portland weird.

#10. Where rock stars are born.

Where rock stars are born.

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