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8-1: SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP PPT Notes
Business Organization Definition: enterprise that produces goods or provides services in order to make a profit
Sole Proprietorship Definition: business owned and managed by one person Account for more than 70% of all businesses in the U.S. Generate less than 5% of all sales
Advantages of Sole Proprietorships 1. Easy to open and close Requires money, license, permit, and registered name 2. Few regulations
Advantages… (continued) 3. Freedom and control 1 person makes the decisions 4. Owner keeps profits
Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships 1. Limited funds/money 2. Limited life 3.Unlimited liability Owner is responsible for all financial aspects of the business
8-2: FORMS OF PARTNERSHIPS
Partnerships Definition: a business co-owned by 2 or more people who agree on how responsibilities, profits, and losses are divided
Types of Partnerships General partnership: partners share management of the business Each partner is liable for all business debts/losses
Types of Partnerships (continued) Limited partnerships: partnership in which 1 person is not actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business This partner is only liable for what he/she has invested
Types of Partnerships (continued) Limited liability partnership (LLP): all partners are limited partners Not responsible for the debts and liabilities of the other partners
Types of Partnerships (continued) Not all businesses can register as LLPs LLPs usually include medical partnerships, law firms, and accounting firms
Advantages of Partnerships 1. Easy to open and close 2. Few regulations 3. Access to resources (money)
Advantages of Partnerships (continued) 4. Joint decision-making 5. Specialization Each partner may bring specific skills to the business
Disadvantages of Partnerships 1. Unlimited liability Partners are responsible for all of the businesss debt 2. Potential for conflict Caused by more than 1 person making decisions
Disadvantages of Partnerships (continued) 3. Limited life When a partner dies, retires, or leaves, the partnership ends
Questions 1. Explain how a sole proprietorship rests on the principles of free enterprise.
2. If you were looking to form a partnership, what traits would you want in a partner? Name 5 traits (and no…good looking doesnt count).
3. Ideally, would a major retail or manufacturing business work as a partnership? Explain why or why not.
4. Name 2 types of businesses that would thrive as sole proprietorships.
5. Name 2 types of businesses that would thrive as partnerships.