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n. the owner of anything, but particularly the owner of a business operated by that individual.

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PROPRIETOR. The owner. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To interpret the estimated effects, [beta], as casual, we make the identifying assumption that lagged MSA characteristics and unobserved present day shocks to the growth of proprietorship are independent.
The owner of the Sole Proprietorship Company is entitled to dispose of his parts in the capital by any means, including pledging the parts.
For tax purposes, a sole proprietorship is not a separate entity from the taxpayer.
Legal fees for drawing up a partnership agreement are higher than those for a sole proprietorship, but may be lower than incorporating.
A sole proprietorship works best for a one-man consulting operation.
Maureen Speltz was a licensed day care provider who operated a sole proprietorship in Minnesota.
A wealth of self- testing worksheets and quick-reference resources round out this common-sense get-started game plan to proprietorship.
covers all aspects of this decision, including concerns of doing business out-of-state, money issues and personal liability concerns, converting a partnership or a sole proprietorship to another entity, converting an LLC to another entity, converting, dissolving or selling a corporation, and much more.
As a sole proprietorship, the company has been able to develop a niche in the market, covering an amazing range of services, from Web site design, graphic design, CD-Rom and DVD production, and film and video making.
Sole proprietorship -- This is the simplest business organization -- one individual owns and controls the entire business.
In the process, they, as much as those who claimed proprietorship over their bodies, gave shape and meaning to America's "peculiar institution."