as many of you know i began my own woodworking business about 7 months ago. i do primarily new residential kitchens and other cabinets for homes. i went back and forth about a business name for months before finally picking one. i chose to name the business "Cutting Edge Woodworks"...i went to the secretary of state's office to apply for my LLC name. when i applied for it there were no other similiar businesses with that name. about 4 months later a friend told me he had seen another shop with the name cutting edge cabinets, in a town about 20 min away. i didn't like the idea but i dealt with it. the bad part was he had applied for his LLC 4 days before me. that is why i didn't see his name on the list when i applied. recently when i had ordered some raised panel doors for a job, they got delivered to his shop on accident, pushing my already tight schedule back another day, which normally wouldn't be bad but the doors were already late.
anyway, said all that to ask, what would you do? i can change the name of the company with the state, keep my same tax id number, and pay 60 bucks to change it, or just leave it be. i have yet been able to think of another name i like.
what would you do?