Q: How can I shield myself from personal liability if my business ends up getting sued?
The common way is to set up a limited liability or a corporation and to maintain the legal requirement of that entity so that the corporate structure cannot be "pierced." Here is the IRS's guide on LLCs, which I see most often with startups: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/limited-liability-company-llc
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