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I am trying to begin work as a contractor for high school marching bands in Texas, where I offer to write their music and/or drill for their marching band shows. I will have a website and a booth at a music convention that begins next week.

I'm new to this, and want to know what I need to do to accept business. I already have a dba; what else do I need to do?
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If you have a DBA you can accept business, you can also form a LLC, which would be the best way to go to protect yourself from any personal liability, but that is a choice for you to make. As an independent contractor, you really do not need to form any business entity, that is done merely for protection from personal liability in case you are sued for anything. As long as you are paying your proper taxes, there is nothing more you legally have to do.

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