[thelist] [OT] Describing role of individual developer operating as a company

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Mon Feb 26 11:03:24 CST 2007

Not strictly true in my situation.

True I am an independent one man developer. I don't hire anyone, (apart from the accountant).

However I am not self employed - technically I work for a company that I happen to be sole director of, (and the company happens to be called the same name as myself).

A company, (in terms of finance) does not need 2 people...

The reasons behind this are purely financial - once you earn above a certain amount a year, (about £35k before tax) it becomes more prudent to trade as a limited company.

Austin Harris (Ltd!)

----- "Steven Streight" <steven.streight at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is sounding contrived, "web dev operating as company".
> You are not a company, for a company needs at least two people. A
> single
> individual, to my mind, is not a company or a family or a race or any
> group,
> you are just Self Employed. You are your  own boss, but you are not a
> company.
> Now you can say you are a freelancer and doing well at it. That's all.
> Do
> not provide income or client names or anything unless it's a closing
> gotcha,
> I mean if it is necessary for the deal.
> I have had people try to nose into my business, and pry their way into
> my
> private information, if just to be nosey, curious, but I don't play
> that.
> You are self employed. You don't hire or fire or manage anybody, so
> you're
> really not a company, as I have said ad nauseum.
> ;^)

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