WiseOwl, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX main question dealt with the self-proprietorship aspect of things. Can you address those in more detail or (I don't know how this works at JA) return the question to an open status??
Sole proprietorship is an structure that is not incorporating. You will face personal liability if you do not incorporate into an LLC or another type of business entity.
Sole proprietorship is the simplest form to do business. You simple start to do business. Obtain a license if needed and make money.
Again, you will be personal liable for any debts incurred. Any income will taxed as individual income tax.
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