On 2/26/07, Vijay Immanuel <codelad at gmail.com> wrote: > Where I live (India), we have what is known as a sole proprietorship > concern, where individuals operate on their own (in my understanding - > and I've never met a lawyer in my life). Obviously, its less credible > than a company with many people, but its a company nevertheless. So > why call myself a freelancer when I have a right to claim myself as a > company. For one thing, it sounds better. Or so I feel. I see three options: 1) Call yourself a freelancer 2) Call yourself a company and do what you can to avoid coming off as the only person in the company 3) Call yourself a company, make clear that you are the only employee, and mention how you leverage subcontractors as necessary I would suggest 3. If you don't like that, I would suggest 1. I think option 2, which you seem most interested in doing, is the least desirable and effective choice for your situation. -- Matt Warden Cleveland, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.