Is this something which is necessary?

I am not sure if this is the right place. I have seen answers to these
questions before here. Please correct me if I am wrong. I have been looking at
becoming a partner with Microsoft Flight Simulator. I have looked on various
forums about what is the most likely result of approval in the application
process and the information found does not appear to be good. I read through
the application form and thought if I applied as a company would approval be
more likely than applying as an individual? It seems that companies are
already involved in the marketplace but not many or if any individuals are in
the marketplace.

Months after I first applied, I did change my application from business to
individual, with absolutely no change in outcome. Still waiting after almost
18 months. I did think that it would be simpler to go through the
identification process as an individual, rather than have to prove that you
are indeed a company, even though I’ve traded under a company name for almost
20 years.