My Small Business: A Sole Proprietorship (L80)

The reason I have chosen to run my dog walking business Love-On-Four-Legs as a┬ásole proprietorship is because, first of all, this is not a legal entity. It is the simplest form of business one can create; since my job is so small and simple, I don’t need to buy many supplies, and there is no reason for me to go through with making a company bank account, or hiring employees. I am the only one who interacts with the animals I walk/babysit, and I accept full responsibility and liability. I also am the one who makes, and bakes the treats, as well as being the person to distribute them. My boyfriend Carmine allows me to use his address (for my business) and he also allows me to use his kitchen. I do not plan on making a career out of this business, because dog walking simply isn’t how to make a good living. However, this whole experience has been more than enriching – between meeting new people and animals, making friendships that last beyond work, and being able to spend time outside socializing in the neighborhood. It has all been just beautiful, and I have had so much help along the way from friends and family. In time, I have a feeling this will become more of a hobby than a job, but the small income helps for the time being, and it is a good place for any young entrepreneur to start!

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