Which is best for a small computer repair business: Ficticious name or LLC?

Asked over 1 year ago - Hallandale, FL

I am starting a small business for myself. I will be repairing computers and cell phones. I want to be sure I am complying with Florida state laws and federal laws. Which is best for filing taxes at the end of the year LLC or Ficticious name? Do I need to do anything else? Thank you for your help.

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  1. Pamela Koslyn

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    Answered . You don't need to set up an LLC, but it would protect your personal assets from liability, which is something a DBA (fictitious business name) won't do.

    Make sure you choose a viable and available trademark to do business under, and make sure you have a good contract to use for your customers. That's where you need a business/IP's lawyer's help.

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  2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.


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    Answered . LLC would give you come asset ptotection if set up correctly and you can elect Sub-S election for tax purposes.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of... more

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