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What is a Sole Proprietorship


There are several types of ways to do business in Texas, and one of them, is as a sole proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is a single owner business and the simplest form of a business entity. Among the advantages/benefits of a sole proprietorship are: Exclusive control: you retain sole control over the management and development of your business. Cheap and easy to form and maintain: almost no formalities are required to create a sole proprietorship (unless certain licenses are necessary for that type of business or to file a D/B/A (Doing Business As)) and the administrative costs are minimal. Some of the disadvantages of a sole proprietorship include: Personal liability: your business is not a separate legal entity and all business debts and liabilities are your personal obligations. You are personally responsible for the business's contracts, taxes, and the misconduct of employees or a co-owner who create legal liabilities while acting within their employment. Although personal liability is a risk for sole proprietors, several things should be kept in mind. First, one can obtain insurance to minimize the effects of personal exposure for some of these liabilities. In addition, personal liability for business contracts is common and normal in any form of small business. To minimize the risks associated with small businesses, customers, landlords, suppliers, and others will often require that the owner assume personal responsibility (sign a personal guarantee) for the business's contract, regardless of the form of your business organization.

It has always been the dream of a lot of Americans to form a business. But I would highly recommend, that before one starts a business, one should consult with an attorney to determine whether a sole proprietorship or another form of business entity would be better suited for your new business.


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