and for what purpose do you really need one? At the moment, I am looking at my blog’s name. I want to be found as an independent contractor. Hover over the top photo and see that I am not Oracle, AWS or PostgreSQL; but, an Independent Contractor. That is this page’s name.
A contractor who operates as a sole-proprietorship is an independent contractor. To use “Independent Contractor” as a fictitious name for my business, would require that I register the unique name with the state and post a notice of “doing business as” in the paper… and that name could never be unique.
Sole-proprietorship or corporation, it is my name and reputation that gets vetted, not my company or corporation.
I am a Contractor. I will sign consulting agreements, as well as consider employment.
My business rose outside the City after 9/11/2001. The City Treasurer requires businesses obtain a Business Tax Certificate, so, effective date 9/11/2015, my business begins in the City of San Diego as myself.
David B. Russell
Sole Proprietor, An Independent Contractor