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Do freelancers need an LLC/corporate entity?→

Jake Poinier (aka: Dr. Freelance) answers a reader question on LLC/corporate entities for freelancers on his blog:

I am a big believer in forming a legal entity for your freelance writing business at the outset. A next step includes getting an Employer Identification Number (EIN) rather than using your Social Security number–it takes only a few minutes and it’s smart practice with today’s concerns about identity theft. Finally, with those in hand, you can get a separate business bank account. I know that there are freelancers who are successful without going through the formalities, but you need to do what makes sense for your own situation.

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