So, you have a great idea, and a great business plan, now what? First step you you can take is to become an LLC and fill out all the necessary paperwork. I have had to do this myself for a previous companies new branch, and the task seemed daunting. Where do you get this information? Who do you talk to? How do you set it up?
If you undertake this task yourself, it is going to take you an inane amount of time. It could delay you starting your business and derail your focus completely. The best way for you to go about this is to: OUTSOURCE, OUTSOURCE, OUTSOURCE.
The cost? The fees you already would have to file anyways plus a small additional fee on top. In some cases it can cost you less than the hourly fee of an attorney.
Example company to help you get set up:http://www.corpnet.com/
If you aren't convinced you should form an LLC or Inc. You might still consider it because:
An LLC or Inc. Business comes off as more credible than a business that is not. Sure you may be running this operation out of your home, but if it has those letters tacked onto the end of the name, it brings instant credibility.
It also brings other benefits . . . More