I am looking to go from a part ime side gig to a full time business next year. I already have most of my equipment with the exceptions of upgrading a couple of handheld pieces in the spring. My insurance is already in line also. Where I have the questions is concerning LLC vs. DBA. I know many people believe in the protection of the LLC, however, myself being the "employee" doing the work I can still be sued for any and all damages that I induce. That is where the questions begin. 1.) Is the investment of an LLC truly worth the little protection you have as a solo operator? 2.) What are the gains, if any, from a financial status of the LLC? (Taxes, etc.) 3.) Does being an LLC aid in securing more work? Are customers more comfortable doing business with an LLC vs. DBA? Thanks in advance!!