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sole trader


person operating business alone somebody conducting business with total legal responsibility for his or her actions, neither in partnership nor as a company.

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Definitions of ’sole trader’ and meaning of ’sole trader’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’sole trader’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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