Well, a lot has changed, and though I'm in a good bit of debt and at a job I never expected, I've decided to get back to the things I enjoy in life, and with that, I'm looking to start a franchise here in NW Pennsylvania. The closest groups are about 3 hours away, and that's just not going to work for me with a full time job and plenty of responsibilities in my home town.
It will likely take most of this year to truly get off the ground, and I'm sure there will be at least a good few years ahead of me before I have everything I'd like (our own Ecto, a much better pack replica, etc), but I'd still like to get started. I have one guarantee, and once I have details, I want to ask a few more friends to join me, and that will likely be it for now, with us looking to expand once we prove that we're here to stay.
So as I get ready to get this thing going, my question is this: are there any widely-accepted "rules" or policies to naming a franchise? I've already read the post regarding how to conduct a franchise (and have subsequently downloaded the information to make an easy-to-read print off for any future members). My tentative name for the franchise is "The Keystone State Ghostbusters." Kind of a catch-all for the mostly rural area I live in. I'm even nearing completion of my first draft for a unique patch. For any material or online presence, I could even include "based out of NW Pennsylvania" or "Warren County" or something, but I'm not gonna lie, that name has stuck with me for over two years while I've mulled this idea over.
So, does the name work based on any naming conventions I may not be privy to? Is there more I need to look into before starting this thing? Not sure how often folks get around to the forums these days, but please let me know what you think. Thanks, all, and Happy New Year! Watch out for any paintings acting as gateways for any evil warlocks.