FORM AN LLC
A Limited Liability Company can be best described as a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership. It provides easy management and "pass-through" taxation (profits and losses are added to the owner(s) personal tax returns)...
FILE A DBA
A DBA (also known as a "sole proprietorship", "Doing Business As", or a "Fictitious Name") is a business that is not separate from its owner, merely a different name that the business owner operates under.
A corporation is a separate legal entity that can shield the owners from personal liability and company debt. As a separate entity, it can buy real estate, enter into contracts, sue and be sued completely separately from its owners.