Be your own boss: Setting up as a sole trader

Setting up as a sole trader requires little legal formality as compared to incorporating a limited liability company.

13th April, 2014
Be your own boss: Setting up as a sole trader
If you wish to operate as a sole trader under a different name to your own true name, then you must register the business name with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). Picture: Thinkstock

Setting up as a sole trader requires little legal formality as compared to incorporating a limited liability company, but there are certain legal obligations that must be attended to at the outset.

If you wish to operate as a sole trader under a different name to your own true name, then you must register the business name with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). This can be done relatively easily and cheaply by completing and lodging...

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