Types of Business

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Sole Proprietorship

A business owned and managed by a single individual.

Advantages- One person receives profit. Full control of the business. No special business taxes.

Disadvantages- Unlimited personal liability. Limited access to resources.

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Example of Sole Proprietorship in NC

Bentley Realty in Kannapolis, NC.


A business owned by two or more people.

Advantages- Easy start-up. Decision making is a shared responsibility. Each partner specializes in one thing for the business.

Disadvantages- Potential conflict. General partners don't have absolute control over their business.

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Example of Partnership in NC

Murphy Business and Financial Corporation in Raliegh, NC.


A legal entity owned by individual stockholders.

Advantages- Limited liability for owners. Transferable ownership. More potential for growth.

Disadvantages- Expensive and hard to start up. Double taxes. More legal requirements and regulations.

Example of Corporation in NC

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