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Yes. A sole trader (or sole proprietor) is different from a typical incorporated company. Whereas most companies are incorporated, and legal entities themselves, a sole proprietorship is not a legal entity. Instead, the legal entity in a sole proprietorship is the owner itself.
While CertSimple specialise in certs for registered companies, we can also do EV certs for sole proprietors. Note the following:
Click the 'Sole trader or partnership' box on [https://certsimple.com]. We'll have to look up the sole proprietorship registration manually, which may take some extra time depending on how fast the government is to interact with, though typically this only takes a few hours.
You'll need a Skype account and government ID - typically a passport or driver's license - for a 'Face-to-face Identity Authentication' session. This won't take long!
The cert will look like:
Trading Name (Proprietor Name)
Beautiful Flowers (Alex Jones)
Since the legal entity being verified for a sole trader is the individual, which must be included on the cert. Check out Have I Been Pwned? for a live example from one of our customers!
You won't need an accountant or lawyer - we'll provide everything needed.