Is Jana Duggar the First Duggar Girl to Start Her Own Business?

Jana Duggar might not be married yet, but that doesn’t mean she has nothing going on. In fact, the 28-year-old is prepped and ready to jump into the business world. Jana has long been considered a “stay-at-home-daughter” due to her age, importance in watching her siblings, and her can-do attitude, but now it looks like that stay-at-home-daughter is looking to step out on her own, and she’d be the first Duggar daughter to do it.

Jana filed paperwork for Arbor Acres Group LLC with the state of Arkansas

On April 11 Jana filed paperwork with the state to incorporate a business called Arbor Acres Group. According to In Touch, Jana left the description of the business blank, so we don’t know exactly what she is planning, but fans note it likely has something to do with gardening or home renovations.

Jana has shown an aptitude for design and gardening. The family’s eldest daughter led the charge to start a family garden and has kept up with it for years. She has also been hard at work redecorating the family home; her most recent project was a makeover of her parent’s bedroom.

Who is listed as the agent on Arbor Acres Group?

Fans are super excited for Jana, but they are also a bit curious. Jana is listed as the only agent for the business; an absolute first in the Duggar family. While the Duggar family has several companies; including an aviation business, several used car lots and a real estate business, no one Duggar child is listed on them solo. Generally speaking, the companies are listed in multiple names, or, at the very least, including Jim Bob Duggar in the paperwork.

Several Duggar Sisters
Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar | Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

According to what’s been filed in Jana’s name she’ll be going it alone, and that has led fans to believe that she’s planning to break free from the ultra-conservative Christian family. Jana has also been outspoken lately. She took to Instagram to inform fans that she’s courted several people and, contrary to popular belief, is not currently seeing a family friend named Laura.

Are any of the other Duggar daughters in business?

In short, no. While Jill Duggar has been making ends meet by offering sponsored posts on social media and cooking up inedible food for her blog, she isn’t exactly running a business. Sisters Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna are also in the social media influencer game, but Jana is going in a completely different direction.

The other thing that sets her apart is she’s starting her business venture as a single woman. The Duggar family has pretty strict rules on what single women are allowed to do. In fact, Jana is still sleeping in a bedroom with her little sisters while she awaits her prince charming. Women in the Duggar family are encouraged to not work outside the home. They are also expected only to go out when they are in the company of other family members or family-approved friends. This move on Jana’s part is entirely unprecedented.