Becoming a Sole Trader is the simplest way to get your new business off the ground. You can start trading immediately, subject to any industry specific licences or insurances you might be required to have.
As a Sole Trader, you will have complete control over your business and its finances. You can adapt quickly to any changes in your business, without having to concern yourself with a great deal of officialdom.
If you run your business as a Sole Trader, no distinction is made between your personal and business finances. It is therefore crucially important for you to realise that should anything go wrong, you will be personally liable for any business debts.
Note – this not the case if you were work via the limited company route, so it is worth spending some time to consider what business structure is best for you.