Sole Proprietorship in simple words is a one-man business organisation. It is the type of entity that is fully owned and managed by one natural person (not a legal person/entity) known as the sole proprietor. The business and the man are the same, it does not have a separate legal entity.
A sole proprietorship usually does not have to be incorporated or registered. It is the simplest form of business organisations and the ideal choice to run a small or medium scale business.
The Indian Partnership Act 1932. The act also defines a partnership as “the relation between two or more persons who have agreed to share the profits from a business carried on by either all of them or any of them on behalf of/acting for all”
So in such a case two or more (maximum numbers will differ according to the business being carried) persons come together as a unit to achieve some common objective. And the profits earned in pursuit of this objective will be shared amongst themselves.
The entity is collectively called a “Partnership Firm” and all the individual members are the “Partners”. So let us look at some important features.