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What are some creative business names?

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Some creative business names involve a clever play on words, such as the Chinese restaurant named Wok This Way, the hair salon called Curl Up & Dye, a clothing boutique called Frisky Business, a fish-and-chips place named A Salt and Battery and a record shop called Vinyl Resting Place. Other creatively named businesses include Cycloanalysts, a bicycle store, It’s Curtains for You, an upholstery shop, The Merchant of Tennis, a sporting goods store and Shear Madness, a hair salon.

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Other creative business names are more extreme, flirting with adult topics and innuendo, such as an ice cream shop named Spoon Me and another one called Smitten. Or a plant store called The Pot Lady. The coffee brand I Have a Bean is another out-there example.

A small segment of creative business names derive their inspiration from popular TV titles and movie names, such as a gardening enterprise named Lawn Order, a bar called Tequila Mockingbird, a laundry and dry cleaning establishment known as Soapranos and a Chinese eatery with the name, Miami Rice.

Some creative names in big business include online retail giant Amazon, with the A-to-Z of its name signifying the all encompassing nature of its inventory; tech leader Google, a corruption of the term "googol," a gargantuan number; programming language Java, named by its highly caffeinated creators after the coffee-producing Indonesian island; and social media front-runner Twitter, named for a word defined in the dictionary as a succession of chirping sounds.

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