I just paid out my first distribution from my LLC. I wrote myself a check for $200 (example), using my business account and selected Owner's Equity. When I look at my summary of accounts, I notice that my bank account balance decreased by $200, but now I have a negative Owner's Equity balance (-$200.00). Is this normal?
It's not abnormal for a company that is as young as yours seems to be. It seems (based on what little I know), that you have debts, or accounts payable that were formerly covered by the $200 cash, but now aren't, because you paid it to yourself. For now, you're "entitled" to pay yourself a draw or a salary. But if you continue to do so without earning money to cover it, your company will fail.