[Entrepreneur] What do you call yourself?
May 3, 2007 12:33 PM Subscribe
You're an entrepreneur. You're the owner and head of your own business. You're a completely new start-up with no (or very few) employees. What do you call yourself? CEO? Managing Director? Development Manager?
posted by dcbarker to work & money (34 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm considering starting my own business (in the UK). The specifics are non-existent at the moment and I'm no-where near writing a business plan but some friends and I got into a debate about titles.
Some entrepreneurs call themselves CEO or MD. Personally I find this unnatural when they are the only employee (or there are only a couple of people involved). I know lots of people find this really pretentious and a bit of an ego-inflater. "Partner" doesn't sound too bad but there need to be at least two people.
Google are well known for their zany titles, but less established businesses may find it more difficult to get away with this.
I know a title isn't all that important but for the sake of things like domain registration, bank accounts, business cards, contact details for suppliers, etc, it would come in handy. Many other businesses require your title in communications.
So to all the entrepreneurs out there - what do you call yourself and why?