Okay so obviously the title is a bit contrived but I'm in the process of creating two businesses. (I'm not looking for solid legal advice, just guidance in the right direction) One business is set up to make money, obviously. The second business is more of wanting to trademark and copyright my work and videos. Two different businesses, two different names; both online based. Business #1: A consulting business in which i'm the sole owner w/o employees and offer my services both online and in person across the U.S. For the sake of this thread lets call the business Richie Rich. I'm wanting to trademark and legally incorporate this business. Business #2: This is more of just a YouTube channel and website in which i wish to protect my business name (Lets call it, Sexy Talk) and offer a forum for say relationship and sex advice. This one isn't intended on making money just yet. Really a side project I wish to have and don't want people to steal the name and the area i'm focusing on. I'm wondering if it would be best to register two business in the state of California, or if it would be better to nest business #2 within Business #1. The thing is, if I do that i'll have to list that Sexy Time is owned by Richie Rich LLC, which looks a bit weird considering both businesses are not really related with each other. Look i'm just wanting to converse about this. I know MacRumors isn't the place for legal advice but the truth is I like all you tech nerds and you've been a great avenue for discussions for the past years. Thanks! PS; perhaps I can still trademark names without setting up a business for them but i'm sure in the future both of these businesses will rake in some money so I figured it will probably be best to protect myself legally from the beginning.