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23rd Apr 2008, 15:33
More help needed I'm afraid. Mrs G's decided to take in ironing since the impending recession, credit cruch and mortgage crisis.

Any smart ideas for her blossoming business?

Pressed for Time - already gone......

23rd Apr 2008, 15:39
Pressing Matters

23rd Apr 2008, 15:41
Iron Maiden??
Press Gang??

PPRuNe Towers
23rd Apr 2008, 15:44
Remains To Be Seen?

No problems, I'll me coat

Dan D'air
23rd Apr 2008, 15:47
Full Steam Ahead?? Depends on where you live, of course.

PS. What's happened to the PP clock?? Is it those damned hackers??

23rd Apr 2008, 15:49
The Iron Age
e-steam (esteem)
Cotton On
Ironing Bored?


23rd Apr 2008, 15:52
We work Flat Out!!

23rd Apr 2008, 15:53
Aha never fails....keep 'em coming.

Len Ganley
23rd Apr 2008, 15:56
Is Mrs G going to charge a flat rate???

23rd Apr 2008, 15:57
Iron Maiden

23rd Apr 2008, 15:57
Forget about a name and just Press On with the business, unless you have a Pressing Appointment which might delay you.

How's about, 'The Fourth Estate' ........:E

23rd Apr 2008, 16:00
Any old ironing...?!

"You'll look neat, talk about a treat
You'll look dapper, from your napper to your feet
- Trust Ms. gingernut, for all your pressing needs!"

west lakes
23rd Apr 2008, 16:01
depends if the charge will be a Flat Rate

23rd Apr 2008, 16:02
Crease Lightning

23rd Apr 2008, 16:10

(Waffle to make up ten characters.)

23rd Apr 2008, 16:11
We Iron Stuff. Don't confuse the the great washed. :hmm:

23rd Apr 2008, 16:14
Smooth Operators

23rd Apr 2008, 16:21
Board stiff.

23rd Apr 2008, 16:23
Hot Stuff

Press for service

Must Press On

Perfect Creases

Hope she's a great success, and then she'll be as rich as creases :E

23rd Apr 2008, 16:27
Hot Times

Press On

Hot n Hard


23rd Apr 2008, 17:00
Pressed to impress

Shed the load...Ironing service

You wash, I iron

I'll Iron your pants and shirts

23rd Apr 2008, 17:11
No Wrinklies

23rd Apr 2008, 17:33
Hey Presto!

Your creases will disappear

23rd Apr 2008, 17:34
I have seen one in Glasgow called The Iron Lady. The very threat of Maggie coming round would scare the creases out!

23rd Apr 2008, 17:43
"Screw The Ironing, We'll Do It" (Ltd).

23rd Apr 2008, 17:47
King Creases

perhaps not

23rd Apr 2008, 17:56
Probably the best Ironing in the World
Sponsored by Carlsberg

23rd Apr 2008, 18:06
Hiawatha's Ironing Service

We are Indians, not Cowboys

23rd Apr 2008, 18:40


23rd Apr 2008, 18:48
Flat Out for You

23rd Apr 2008, 20:10
Freedom from the Press
Press For Less
Delicious Ironing
Crease Is The Word
Pumping Iron
Isn't it Ironing?

Arm out the window
23rd Apr 2008, 21:21
i-Iron (cashing in on the ipod etc. craze)



23rd Apr 2008, 21:34
Lots of thoughts:

You need to be at the start of the yellow pages listings therefore she needs to be called:

Aaaaaaaaaaaargh Ironing Services

or something similar. The number of aaaaas to be determined by trial and error with a Yellow Pages advert template.

However you also need the name to form/evoke a nice catchy logo/graphic. This should also make Mrs Ginge look bigger than she is, prior to expanding (the business that is), so you could have:

The Ironing Birds

But for a logo and an in-joke that always cheers you up as you say the words, even as you answer the phone during a contratemps (sp), you clearly need to include the word 'Shed' in the name. This also works well with the alternate meaning of Shed - ie to get rid of. So possibilities include:

Your Ironing Shed


The Ironing Shed

(also remember that the Shed is a nickname for a Shorts aircraft so you can also feel free to use the word Shorts.)

Alternatively she calls herself one of:

EasyIroning, McIroning or Ironings 'R Us

Rest assured that after the next Yellow Pages is published she will get a letter from Sue Grabbit & Run demanding a name change. She has prepared for this day and has already got the press packs ready to go and the onions ready to be chopped, as well as proof that the business was started by her great great grandfather.

In a blaze of free(ish) publicity, for her now sure to be gigantic empire, she announces a name change to the one you wanted all along. (Just make sure you use the same telephone number as in the now published Yellow Pages advert.)

23rd Apr 2008, 21:34
Best tree pruning service name I ever saw was `Special Branch'...

23rd Apr 2008, 21:39
And there's a Car Air-Con business called:

The Flying Pram
23rd Apr 2008, 21:42
I have seen one in Glasgow called The Iron Lady. The very threat of Maggie coming round would scare the creases out!

There's one round here as well....

23rd Apr 2008, 21:57
Or these tree choppers..

23rd Apr 2008, 22:41
A couple more:
Press Gang
Steam Team
Oh, the Irony

24th Apr 2008, 00:26
you gotta tell us which one you choose!!!

Esteemed Ironing Services Intl Ltd. :E

24th Apr 2008, 04:34
Pressing Matters

I Ron, You Wear

You Relax Ironing Service

Global Ironing and Pressing Concerns Corporation Limited

24th Apr 2008, 06:13
Pressed for Time?

24th Apr 2008, 07:27
Pressing Engagement

24th Apr 2008, 08:52
Pressed Flat
All Steamed Up
The Ironing Board
Aunty Irene's Irons

24th Apr 2008, 09:27
The winner is "Ironing Bored"

Are you "Ironing Bored" then let me take that boredom away from you.

what do you reckon?

24th Apr 2008, 10:30
Not bad, but is there a question mark missing.:confused:

24th Apr 2008, 11:41
Depending on her personality:

Stiff and Starchy

24th Apr 2008, 11:51 and are both already registered.

24th Apr 2008, 11:52
Depending on her personality:

I didn't think "domineering, moody, abusive, lazy fat b*stard" would drum up much business.

Only kidding my schweet.

24th Apr 2008, 12:04
Steaming creases??

24th Apr 2008, 12:59
Ginger's Amazing And Economical Phoosh-Phoosh Ironing Services (UK) Ltd. Or "Phoosh-Phoosh" for short. (You could always replace "phoosh-phoosh" with whatever else might more realistically sound like an iron in action).

PS. / etc. available at time of writing :ok:

24th Apr 2008, 13:12
I saw a van from an ironing business the other day which had written on it:

'Our business is in creasing'

Anyway Press on...

24th Apr 2008, 13:34
"Drop Your Pants Here".

BAMRA wake up
24th Apr 2008, 13:45
'Mrs Gingernut - Ironing Service'

No fancy names - surname is the key, get known, only as good as your last job etc, print a load of business cards. Think on it: Boeing, Cadbury, Ford, Hoover etc etc. How far would Boeing have got with 'planes r'us'!

Of course you could go with 'Iron knickers - and everything else besides'!

24th Apr 2008, 16:07
Thanks Bamra, a bit like Mr Tuckyfriedchicken

26th Apr 2008, 07:42
Mornin chaps, the leaflets are printed, the walking shoes are polished, the hangers are hanging, the iron is steaming- let the customers roll up.

See you after 500 drops- what do you reckon the conversion rate to orders'll be.


26th Apr 2008, 18:18
Initially one order per hundred flyers dropped (depending on area targetted), then after that it's word of mouth.

Good Luck with it.


26th Apr 2008, 18:23
Cheers, just got off the couch after delivering 550:)

Time for a couple of swift boddies, anyone fancy a pint?

26th Apr 2008, 22:19
No calls yet. Here's the leaflet, (it was double sided size A5), I've took off the details so as not to contravine advertsing on pprune:)

Any comments?

Or if you are passing through EGCC give us a call-only kidding- other ironing companies are available:O (10% discount for ppruners).

27th Apr 2008, 00:33
no calls yet:*:)

anyone run their own business? I believe most fold quickly:{

Still, not much outlay, apart from the coat hangers and me'shoe leather.

And a sore back.

Dea Certe
27th Apr 2008, 08:19

Have you any crew or military bases nearby? You might be able to attract a lot of business there. Or even the police station? What about the Uni faculty lounge? The staff lounge at the hospital? Perhaps a central collection point could be found for each of these places?

I hate ironing.


Lafyar Cokov
27th Apr 2008, 09:29
So "We Fold Quickly" will be a bit too close to the bone as a new name them???

27th Apr 2008, 10:06
Thanks Dea.

A new day, a new dollar hopefully.

Done 550 leaflets in the local town, and a few posters in the local shop staff rooms, a couple of hotels and even a church.

I think I'm being a bit eager, but it looks like I'll have to spend some 's on marketing. (90 quid for 5000 leaflets).:)

27th Apr 2008, 10:37
You crease me up!

1st May 2008, 10:49
Ha Ha......

first customer.:):):):)

1st May 2008, 14:40
Typical conversion rate for mail shots is 1%. So to get 100 customers you need a 10,000 item mail shot.

New name: Flat Broke :E



1st May 2008, 16:17
Maid Easy

Or, something not limited to ironing, since the business is "blossoming"!

1st May 2008, 17:25
Mrs gingernut might be able to speed things up (when she gets some business) with one of those small, domestic presses. They cost about 150 but are ace for bedding, towels, etc (an ex-girlfriend had one). Course she'll need a few orders to be able to afford one.

1st May 2008, 17:49
Congratulations on the first sale. Don't spend the money. Mount it to remind yourself of where the empire started.

Could she take in a little bit of laundry as well? Thus getting a double dip of laundry + ironing and you could probably offset a proportion of your domestic washing machine's purchase cost and repair bills against your business profits/losses.

You could always talk to organisations who provide homehelps / carers as they may have clients who could do with your services. Alternatively the organisations could add your service into the portfolio of services that they offer.

1st May 2008, 20:52
Your irony is more than just words to us

A View of the River
1st May 2008, 21:44
Here in Winnipeg my shirts are washed, starched, ironed, put on hangers and then into a plastic bag for ......... $1.25 each. Sometimes down to $1.00 when they have a sale.:)

1st May 2008, 22:08
The conversion rate for flyers is nearer 0.1% than 1% (sorry).

How did you arrive at your pricing levels, gingernut?