Would anyone be interested in helping to start a Q&A site for Sole Proprietors on Stack Exchange? If you do not feel this would be a benefit to Stack or the tens of millions of sole proprietors around the world, please state why.

"According to the IRS, there are almost 23 million sole proprietorships in the U.S. They cover a wide range of jobs from consultants to roofers. ....., —and numerous indicators predict the number of these businesses will continue to grow as technology allows more geographic flexibility. - smallbusiness.com

I believe a site dedicated to sole proprietors would flourish on Stack. A sole proprietorship has no separation between the business entity and its owner. Therefore, sole proprietors have unique experiences and having a central knowledge base would be a valuable resource. As a sole proprietor myself, I often feel that I am reinventing the wheel, and that many sole proprietors have already faced the same obstacles or difficulties that I am facing and would have the answers to my questions. If only there was a site to ask those questions.


Unfortunately, after almost four years of hosting this subject, we recently closed our Startups site due to long-declining interest and ultimately lack of support.

Sorry I do not have better news for you, but without a clear indication of an avid community ready to move in, we are not interested in restarting this proposal at this time.

  • Thank you Robert for your quick and concise answer. Perhaps the lack of interest was due to the fact that the proposed site lumped Start Ups, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and all things non-corporate business related into one site. – Airport Chariot Car and Limo Nov 16 '18 at 1:22
  • <comments removed> Continuing age-old debates about how to scope sites is not a constructive use case for comments. – Robert Cartaino Nov 16 '18 at 3:09

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