The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa and bordered only by one country - Senegal. It is situated on both sides of the Gambia River lower reaches, and it has a small Atlantic shore. Despite the small market size, the country still offers various business opportunities. The National Development Plan has its goal to stabilize the country's economy and stimulate economic growth.
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Sole proprietorship in the Grenada
If you're looking to open your own business rather than work in a company, a sole proprietorship might be the right fit. A sole proprietorship is a business formed and owned by an individual. The law does not distinguish the business from its owner. Being run by only one person, a sole proprietorship is flexible to the changing business environment. You can make decisions easier and take actions instantly. The liability of a sole proprietor is unlimited, which means that you are responsible for all the assets and debts of your business, and you're operating it with all your fortune. This business form is easy to establish, unlike other forms.
Before you start operating, first, you need to register your sole proprietorship with the authorities. We have gathered the information you'll need in order to register your business easily and properly.
Registration process in the Gambia
To register your business, you should visit The Ministry of Justice, Companies Department main office in Banjul or their branch office in Kanifing Municipal Council. You will need to prepare the following documents:
- Photocopy of National Identity Card, Passport or Driver's Licence;
- A copy of the TIN Card;
The officer will give you the application form SWR 3. You shall fill the form and give it to the officer, accompanied by the documents noted. The registration fee costs D 500.