The number of business opportunities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is increasing day by day. Even though there are infrastructural deficits in the country, the increasing population of the country, the re-evaluation of the country’s economy and the statement given by World Bank according to which the per capita GDP of the country is on a growing trend make Nigeria one of the best options for investment. A Sole Proprietorship is the easiest and the least costing types of business structure in Nigeria and also is one of the first business structures which come into the mind while thinking of setting up a business in Nigeria.
A Sole trader is a person who is the head of the Sole Proprietorship. This kind of business model is usually run by a single person and this owner is liable for all the losses and profits of the company. This business structure is generally used by budding entrepreneurs and businessmen because of the requirement of less number of documents and the ease of starting the business and there is no legal distinction between the owner and the organization.
The Corporate Affairs Commission or CAC for short was established on 1990 is an autonomous body which is made with the aim to regulate the formation of the various companies and also handles the management of these companies in Nigeria. It was established by the companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. Their mission is to provide regulatory and registration services for companies so that the companies could benefit the economy of the country.
A sole trader is a person who is the owner of the business and is not legally separate from the business. This means that the owner can enjoy the profits of the business but is also responsible for any losses caused by the business. Setting up a sole proprietorship business is comparatively easy and does not have many individual steps to it. You can register your venture both online (on the portal of CAC) or by going to the respective Corporate Affair Commission office:
For registering a business name, one is not required to avail the services of a lawyer. You can just go to the nearest office of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria (CAC) and can take a registration form by paying N10,000.
In both of the cases, it is necessary for the entrepreneur to actually go to the office of the Corporate Affairs Commission to complete the final registration process.
For the registration process to finish off quickly it is necessary to search and prepare certain documents such as the following:
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