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A sole proprietorship is all yours, but guarding and growing it aren't all on you. We can help you file a DBA, get permits, find legal help, and even convert to an LLC.

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Over half of our DBA customers are sole proprietors.
Some challenges you might face as a sole proprietor
Greater liability
As a sole proprietor, you're personally liable if the business gets sued or incurs debts.
Taxes
Sole proprietors must report business profits as personal income, and pay self-employment tax.
Difficulties raising capital
It's harder to attract investors because you have no partners, shares, or membership interests.
How you can build your business
DBA (doing business as)
Use a name other than your own to do business, open a bank account, and build a brand.

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Business licenses
Make sure you have all required permits and licenses to run your business legally.
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Liability protection
Operate as an LLC to protect your personal assets if your business ever gets sued or incurs debts.
Learn about LLCs

Legal advice

It's harder to attract investors because you have no partners, shares, or membership interests.
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Frequently asked questions
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