Small online clothing boutique - sole proprietor - do I need an EIN?

I am opening a small online clothing boutique and am the sole proprietor. I have already registered for an EIN, but now I'm being told that I don't need one? I won't have any employees, it will be just me running the business. Do I need to cancel the EIN and use my social security number for the business? show more I am opening a small online clothing boutique and am the sole proprietor. I have already registered for an EIN, but now I'm being told that I don't need one? I won't have any employees, it will be just me running the business. Do I need to cancel the EIN and use my social security number for the business?
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