I'm the sole proprietor of an engineering consulting business and I've been working for five years, but without a company name. I've just traded under my personal name.
Now I've registered my business under a new name. I'm wondering how to show the time I spent without a company name on my resume. If it were just a name change I could write "Company Name B (formerly Company Name A)" but that seems a little odd in this case - "Company Name A (formerly John Doe)" ... ?
Edit: Note that this is not the same as the questions answered here and here, where the question is about how to, or whether to, represent contracting work on one's resume. And it's not quite the same as the answer here because that refers to changing from one company name to another company name.
I'm specifically concerned with how to deal with a name change from work done under my name to a company name.
Thanks in advance for any advice!