Hi Fountainrunner, Here are some US legal definitions for Hospitalty Business Structures. Sole proprietorship : A business organization in which one person owns and, often, operates the business. A limited Partnership : consists of two classes of owners, the limited partner and the general or managing partner. The limited partner is simply someone who invests money in the partnership. The general partner may or may not be an investor but serves as the business's operating and financial manager. I do not know how useful this is to you.