A sole proprietorship is any business that is a single person operation.
A few steps to follow in this is :
1. Decide on a name for your business. Research it to avoid trademark infringement.
2. Register your business name. Register the name of your business with the Secretary of State or the Department of Corporations in your jurisdiction.
3. Secure the necessary permits. Acquire the federal, state and local permits needed to conduct a sole proprietorship business. These may include state and local licenses for tracking and monitoring businesses for tax purposes and other legal formalities.
4. Prepare a business plan that outlines your goals. A business plan will assist you in apportioning resources correctly, deal with unexpected situations and make informed decisions.
5. Open up bank accounts. Open a separate bank account in the business name, even if the business is operating under your name.
6. Maintain financial records. Invest in accounting software or hire an accountant or bookkeeper to keep the financial records for your business organized.
7. Seek the advice of an attorney. By consulting with an attorney, you ensure that the legal concerns involved with starting a sole proprietorship are addressed.
Though your company may not have a physical office, it has to be operated from one place and the accounts of the transactions are to be maintained for taxation purposes hence the above steps may be considered and whichever is not necessary may be discarded.