I've spent most of my adult life working for someone else. Recently I have decided to branch out a bit - in my spare time at first - and start up a new business. I'm going to be doing 360° Virtual Tour/Panoramic photography for real estate agents here in Fort Myers, FL. I've been doing marketing and advertising as well as general IT for a real estate broker for about 5 years in the evenings as a part time gig. I have 10 agents in my immediate sphere of influence, including the MLS Board President. I have enough work to get a portfolio together before the end of the year at which point I'll launch my website at listing360.com and start looking outside my office for more business. I suppose Ill keep track of clients and accounting with QuickBooks on my G5. The lens and software Ill use to create the virtual tours gen's Quicktime VR and a number of other formats for distribution on-line and off. Check out the tools at http://www.kaidan.com/Detail.bok?no=101. Just not sure if I should set up a company with a Tax ID or if I should just get a DBA account at the bank and do everything in my name. What are the advantages/disadvantages of either of those scenarios? Thanks in advance.