Not sure we’re able to think about and unpack all the pros and cons of the different ways this could be done, but I hope that helps a bit. Hi Devin, in a situation like this, I think it’s more important to consider liability exposure. Since both businesses do have the potential for liability, I think most would prefer to operate each under its own LLC to keep the activities isolated. Meaning, an issue in your lawn care business wouldn’t affect your real estate assets .
Hey Mike, you can certainly operate both businesses under 1 LLC and file a DBA for branding/marketing purposes. As things grow, if you’d like more liability protection, you can form a new LLC for the cabinet shop. You don’t have to though, as there is a trade-off there, meaning consolidated payroll and keeping your systems simple. We recommend carrying insurance if you don’t already. It’s a “weigh the scales” kind of decision. I am the minority owner of an LLC DBA another business name.
They’ll form your LLC, open your business bank account, and help with taxes. Doola also has excellent customer service. Again, in this example, the original EIN would stay the same since the legal entity hasn’t changed.
Recently without my knowledge my business partner decided he wanted brujos brewing to change the name on our DBA to be easier to understand. I recently found out that business is it’s own registered LLC under the main LLC I am a partner of but that’s not was in on my operating agreement. WE are also building a second branch so therefor the second branch has it’s own LLC as well. I am just a small owner of the business but it caused alarm for me.
- Since an LLC can serve any business purpose, that means it can also serve every business service you want it to.
- A client of Joyful Pet Grooming, LLCs dog gets injured while being groomed and files a lawsuit against the LLC and wins, forcing the grooming business to be closed down.
- However, we prefer to keep functioning independently to keep it simpler.
- Hi Brian, no, you are not required to form a new LLC for this.
- It would also be advisable to speak with an attorney about the details of your situation and what you’re trying to accomplish.
Instead of calling them businesses, think of the “things” as either an LLC , a DBA , and business activity . Hi Esmeralda, yes, when legally referring to the company , you’d list the company as The Painter’s LLC dba Esme’s Closet. It is also best practice to include a legal disclosure in your advertising showing the LLC name and the DBA.
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To clarify, so if I want my current DBA to be “under” the LLC, I just have to file a form with the Secretary of State and go back to the county where I filed it originally to cancel it. To answer your question, I believe I want to have an LLC engaging in two different DBA businesses – photography and bookkeeping. Yes, I’m wanting my LLC to do business under the name Diamond Kutt Kisses. Yes, I’m also wanting to open a business account for Diamond Kutt Kisses, as well as seek funding to help build my business credit. Funding such as business lines of credit and small business loans. Hi Robert, yes, this is most often allowed.
You’re not required to register a DBA for your LLC’s business activities, but you can if you’d like to. While there are more pros listed above than cons, we often see more experienced business owners choose to separate their liability exposure and set up a different LLC for each business. LLCs without payroll, then you can use Class or Location, within the same QBO Plus subscription. The latter lets you invoice under different names. Mollalei Law provided the best service and help to open LLC and corp.
Which State Should You File Your Llc In?
One LLC can operate two business locations (or dozens; there is no limit). One thing to keep in mind, if you are considered purchasing buildings where your LLC is doing business, you may want to form a new LLC for this. And in this example, the LLC that owns the building would lease the building to your other LLC. Hi Jeff, yes, you can form a new LLC, “Company B LLC”, and that LLC can be owned by “Company A LLC”. If owners are required to be listed on Company B LLC’s filing form , you’d list Company A LLC. If not, then Company A LLC will be listed as the Member in the LLC Operating Agreement.