Proprietorship is one of the most popular unregistered business entities in India. It is solely owned, operated and managed by only one registered person. Many micro businesses and startups operating in the unorganized sector prefer Proprietorship registration.
To conduct a business sole proprietorship is a great option. It requires few regulatory compliances and legal formalities for the operation. A proprietorship is indeed a great option for new entrepreneurs who are entering the business world with few clients.
A sole proprietorship is the owner of the proprietorship business. It is different from any company or legal entity. As per law both proprietor and proprietorship are the same entity.
For Proprietorship, PAN is required to obtain any registration or licenses. The proprietor is solely responsible for all the proprietorship-related business and liabilities.
Proprietorship firm operation in India doesn't require any formalities or registration. A proprietor must obtain a license from the state/central government. Moreover, if your business has a unique name or idea, it is better to register a trademark.
As the proprietor is the sole owner of the proprietorship, s/he will be held liable for any loss and harm as there is no limited liability protection.
License obtained for the proprietorship can not be transferred to another business or person.
The life period of the proprietorship is tied with the proprietor. Proprietorship can not exist without the proprietor.
You can not raise equity funds from angel investors or venture capital firms on proprietorship. Also, banks can lend specific amounts to them.
No, the proprietor and proprietorship are the same legally. The PAN will be the same for both proprietor and firm. The assets and liabilities will also be the same for both.
A business operated under a specific proprietor can not be transferred to another person. Only the assets can be transferred to another person through the sale.
Proprietorship firms are owned and managed by one person. They do not issue shares or have multiple investors.
Yes, you can convert your proprietorship business into a company or LLP by following certain procedures. The procedure is quite expensive and time-consuming. It is advisable to start a service as a company or LLP.