I just started an online retail business in Massachusetts with which I formed an LLC - lets call it "Massachusetts Retail LLC" and it's located at massachusettsretail.com. I highly enjoyed designing my website and I'm looking to add freelancing as a service that the LLC offers. My question is: can I operate two differently named parts of the business under the same LLC? For example, Massachusetts Business would be the online retail portion located at massachusettsretail.com and Massachusetts Design Studio would be the web freelancing located at massachusettsdesignstudio.com. I imagine that I'd have to change my credit card processing account to some common name like "Massachusetts Business" so that it makes sense when collecting payments from both retail and freelancing services.
I know that the separate parts of the business wouldn't be shielded from each other, and that's fine. Working under one LLC (as opposed to setting up separate LLCs for the online retail and freelancing portions) would lessen the LLC fees ($500/year in Mass), the paperwork, and the headache. I'm also going to donate 20% of my proceeds from both aspects of the business to charities so it would make that much easier to keep track of as well.
I know that this is technically legal advice. I'm trying to save as much money as possible (hence the online-only presence). I understand that the replies to this post do not constitute legal advice nor establish an attorney-client relationship.
Thank you in advance for any responses I get!