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Nolo is a good reference site, BUT should NEVER replace competent legal advice.

If you are setting up a business structure to avoid liability, the Corps may be your better choice because in some states a single member LLC affords no greater protection against liability than the sole proprietor. You really need to invest your time in learning the differences for your particular state, and consult with an attorney.

Finally, although the single member LLC or S-Corp has the pass through for taxation, don't overlook the wonderful state franchise taxes which can also suck you dry; and don't forget to contact your State's comptroller office for the payment of sales tax if your products and/or services are deemed taxable.

good luck,
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