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Asked on: 6/20/13, 2:23 pm

Hello! I am located in Texas. I want to start a small home-based craft business (selling art prints and wood mounted prints and possibly in the future wearable items featuring the art.) I plan to start out on etsy.com and local craft/art fairs. I will be the only one running the business so I prefer to stay a sole proprietor for ease of taxes. There will be no customers at my house. So my main concern is liability if someone is injured from my product. While I don't think I have a high risk product, some of my art may be hanging in a child's room. My fear is if it falls off the wall and injures a child or some other accident happens, I could be at risk. I know I will need insurance to attend a fair. But just with online sales, is it necessary to form an LLC to protect my personal assets or will liability insurance protect just as well. Which is the better option, or are both necessary. Thank you!

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