Company Name Analysis using SWOT

This article first appeared in May 2004 and is here reproduced with minor revisions.

Choosing the company name is one of the most important strategic decisions in the life of a company. A SWOT analysis is used to analyze strategic decisions, particularly comparing with the competition. SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

Unless you do a SWOT analysis to examine your company strategy versus the competition, then you’re like the simple, trusting child walking through the dark woods and whistling to keep away the hobgoblins. Equally your company name analysis should check the SWOT implications.

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