Does My Company Name Tell You What We Do?

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Please help me with some market research I'm doing:

The name of my local company is: Katz Trains Dogs.

What do we do?

Thanks,
Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ayton
    Thats a pretty clever business name, you're using your (I assume) Last name as part of you business as well as describing what you do.

    I like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jan Brzeski
    Really cool name Adam, I like it!

    And of course it does, you train dogs! ... right?

    Now go and make sure everyone in your local area knows about it!

    Cheers!

    Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author Efficacious
    Since I can see your last name in your nick, I can guess that your business is about you training cats. In case if I would not know what your last name is it would be difficult to get the point.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    As said by others "you train dogs"
    Nice name though
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    Originally Posted by Adam G. Katz View Post

    The name of my local company is: Katz Trains Dogs.

    What do we do?
    Apparently, you write newspaper headlines in my town!

    You see, there is a small and very elusive gang of cats that roams my town by night. Really, the only way the police know they even exist is by their graffiti they leave in back alleys and on train cars. "Katz Rule, Dogs Drool!" is one of their prime tags they leave.

    One wouldn't think a gang of cats is all that bad, but the dog owners sure think so. What seems to be happening is this: the cats get ahold of someones poor doggie, they tie him up and toss him on the 2 A.M. freighter to Pittsburg. Not one of the poor dogs has been recovered!

    Do they starve en route? Do they fall off into a ditch never to be seen again? Do the Katz have some deeper, more sinister plan to harvest doggie organs and sell them as aphrodisiacs on the black market? We just don't know!

    Let's band together and solve this mystery... awareness is the first step. Thank you for your help!

    P.S. - I just realized you are probably the leader of the gang. You will not find my precious doggie. I'm sending him away to a safe place until your gang is shut down for good. Sorry for the confusion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
      Originally Posted by Michael D Forbes View Post

      Apparently, you write newspaper headlines in my town!

      You see, there is a small and very elusive gang of cats that roams my town by night. Really, the only way the police know they even exist is by their graffiti they leave in back alleys and on train cars. "Katz Rule, Dogs Drool!" is one of their prime tags they leave.

      One wouldn't think a gang of cats is all that bad, but the dog owners sure think so. What seems to be happening is this: the cats get ahold of someones poor doggie, they tie him up and toss him on the 2 A.M. freighter to Pittsburg. Not one of the poor dogs has been recovered!

      Do they starve en route? Do they fall off into a ditch never to be seen again? Do the Katz have some deeper, more sinister plan to harvest doggie organs and sell them as aphrodisiacs on the black market? We just don't know!

      Let's band together and solve this mystery... awareness is the first step. Thank you for your help!

      P.S. - I just realized you are probably the leader of the gang. You will not find my precious doggie. I'm sending him away to a safe place until your gang is shut down for good. Sorry for the confusion.
      Freaking A, i'm crying from laughing so hard at this! (that's what she said?)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by Adam G. Katz View Post

    Please help me with some market research I'm doing:

    The name of my local company is: Katz Trains Dogs.

    What do we do?
    Oh, for crying out loud! Aren't there enough PUA trainers already? I think that niche may be over-saturated, not to mention annoying to single women and probably many not-so-single women as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      You mean you don't teach ugly women how to do something?

      (Apologies in advance, ladies. Besides, look in the mirror. I'm not talking about you, anyway...)
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    Before looking at your name, I took it to mean Cats (Katz) Trains Dogs.

    Just sayin'
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  • I would only know what it means if I look at your profile name. From there I would put the two together. However since you're not a celebrity, most people won't have any information to link the two, and in their minds you are then selling "Trains" "Dogs", and whatever "Katz" are.
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  • Profile picture of the author BellaGeen
    What was a question?
    If we get the puzzle, or our opinion on the name?

    If you ask my opinion, the name is not good from my experience. Smart sophisticated names sometimes put the potential customer in a defensive position. Consider that
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  • I like it but someone might think you train cats to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam G. Katz
    Yeah-- that's been a problem I've been running into: The surname isn't as well known on the West Coast as it is on the East Coast.

    It's too late to change the company name, so I'm rebranding all of the logos to include my full name and the term "Dog Training" like this:

    https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...21383014_n.jpg
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I think it's excellent. You might want to add a brief tagline like, Adam Katz, master dog handler, trainer or whatever works. Nice job. It's catchy and people will remember it.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I think it's excellent. You might want to add a brief tagline like, Adam Katz, master dog handler, trainer or whatever works. Nice job. It's catchy and people will remember it.
      What I should have said, and would have if I wasn't trying to be a smartass...
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  • Profile picture of the author ADVERTHEORY
    sending you a PM Adam. Not pitching anything
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  • Profile picture of the author abdulquddus
    Originally Posted by Adam G. Katz View Post

    Please help me with some market research I'm doing:

    The name of my local company is: Katz Trains Dogs.

    What do we do?

    Thanks,
    Adam
    Dear Adam,

    The company name should be "Name + Adjective"

    So the name should be like "Katz Dog Training Institute"

    Regards
    Abdul
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    I think it's pretty straight forward. If it was Katz Train Dogs instead of Katz Trains Dogs I could see where there may be some confusion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
    All kidding aside. I think the name is fine. Sorry, I failed to say so sooner.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      Originally Posted by Michael D Forbes View Post

      All kidding aside. I think the name is fine. Sorry, I failed to say so sooner.
      I did thoroughly enjoy your story though.
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      • I really like the name! Its catchy! And funny
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  • Profile picture of the author Solvico
    Cool name, definitely outlines what you do perfectly!
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