What is Sole Proprietorship?
A sole proprietorship is with only one owner and is not registered with the state, unlike a limited liability company or corporation. Starting a sole proprietorship doesn’t requires any paperwork — all you do to create a sole proprietorship and start your business. Although you do not have to file paperwork to set up a sole proprietorship, you still have to acquire business licenses and permits, just like with any other form of business such as GST registration or any other registration.
It is very easy to register a proprietorship firm in India. In India particularly it is a very popular entity to carry out business. Individuals doing business under unregistered firm or without any legal identity or free lancers, service providers or Individual Retailers, traders, business, manufacturers.
What are the features of Sole Proprietorship?
No Separate Identity
In legal terms, the business and the owner are one and the same. No separate legal identity will be bestowed upon the sole proprietorship. So the owner will be wholly responsible for all the activities and transactions of the business.