Got a few questions. Ive got a business that has been going strong for 3 years now and am wanting to start another business. I am htinking of making one of the business a "division" of the other one. Or starting 2 new business and having the existing one ( landscaping ) -compay A; the new one (xxxxxxx) company B; and the the third, comapny C; to just be set up so that the other 2 can be divisions of the third one. My questions are as follows: 1. If C is the mother company and A& B are baby companies do you need to have 3 tax returns or just one for C which would include a & b? 2. do i need, would it be better to have 3 seperate business licenses even if all are in the same city or would one be suffice? 3. if C is Inc. should a&b also be or would LLC be suffice? 4.would it be better to just make a the division of be and have no C or to have C with a&b as divisions? Im thinking of having C with a&b as divisions but then i think of it has needing to have 3 ins policy 3 license. 3 phone numbers etc etc. alo needing to have 3 tax return ......... i am thinking of never advertising C just a&b C is more or less ( in my mind) to make things simpler. Thanks for any info.