My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

Starting a Business

Can two DBAs be under one LLC?

min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
An LLC can certainly operate under more than one DBA. But you’re right, it could become an accounting nightmare, even if you are absolutely meticulous about how you categorize income and expenses. That's because all the money would be flowing in and out of the same company, even if with different bank accounts.

If one line of business (DBA number one) happened to be doing poorly, it would adversely affect the fortunes of DBA number two --because, again, it’s all part of the same company.

It would be best to speak to your accountant--or whomever would be handling your books--to see if your scheme could be handled easily or if it will cause unnecessary headaches (and markedly increased bookkeeping and accounting fees).

More from Entrepreneur

Kathleen, Founder and CEO of Grayce & Co, a media and marketing consultancy, can help you develop a brand strategy, build marketing campaigns and learn how to balance work and life.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.
Start My Plan

Latest on Entrepreneur