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    LLC: An LLC is a US business structure that offers the personal liability protection of a corporation with the pass-through taxation of a sole proprietorship or partnership.

    DBA: A DBA, or doing business as name, is any name a business operates under that isn't its legal name.

    Partnership: A partnership is an informal business structure owned by more than one individual that doesn't provide personal liability protection.

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