If I want to sell plants at a farmer’s market, should I start out by filing a DBA and then when the business grows file for an LLC. or should I just be starting with an LLC?

Asked on April 19, 2015 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Start with the LLC. If you incur liability as a DBA, you will be *personally* liable for those amounts--that is, you'll have to pay out of your own personal assets and income, not business assets, and could have your home, your car, etc. at risk--even you later convert to an LLC. You want the protection of the LLC form from the beginning.


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