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Sole Proprietor

The one and only owner of an unincorporated business. That is, the business of a sole proprietor is not a corporation, a limited liability company, or anything else. The sole proprietor must list all profits and losses on his/her personal tax return and does not file a separate return for the business. Additionally, the sole proprietor is personally responsible for all losses and debts the business incurs. Some small businesses begin as sole proprietorships and then become something else. Other sole proprietorships are part-time businesses that the owners operate on the side.


The owner of a one-person business.




The sole owner of a trade or business.
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It has always acquired every permit or license necessary," said Divina Aguilar, proprietress of the company, in a letter to Customs Commissioner John P.
The strange almost pompous formality of the proprietress, which Judith, with no experience of irony, saw Cora's father send up with an exaggerated formality of his own.
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She's the proprietress of Number Nine, and it was clear right from the start that things were worse than Alex imagined.
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Playing Miss Mona Stanley, the proprietress of a high-class bordello known as the Chicken Ranch, Ann-Margret puts herself on display as much as she does her character.
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They seemed awfully nice boys and were very disappointed, but they hadn't any girlfriends with them - and some girls in our ballroom refuse to dance with coloured men," said Mrs Belmont, proprietress of the ballroom.