Business Titles

Discussion in 'Growing and Managing a Business' started by Jerlene, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Jerlene

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    For those of you with a registered company, what title do you give yourself? Are you the CEO? Technically speaking, without a board of directors and shareholders you are not entitled to be called a CEO. A business without a board of directors and shareholders wouldn't have a CEO. Do you call yourself one anyway?

    For those of you without a registered company but still running a business(a website, etc.), what title do you give yourself? I guess since your business is not registered and it is not an actual company that you can call yourself anything you want.
     
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    I am owning some web projects and my titels are only admin, business partner or manager. But also CEO is possible. I think this is reaching out for owning and handling a online business.
     
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    Yes since I own a business(website). I just call myself my username or just forum owner.
     
  4. Jerlene

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    Yeah for my forums I am only the administrator but I used to call myself a CEO when I had an actual business.
     
  5. Fergal

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    I'm registered as a Sole Trader and generally call myself Proprietor or Owner.
     
  6. Jerlene

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    Did you register something as an actual business though?
     
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    I am thinking of starting a new business in the textile sector and since there will be three partners I would prefer all partners including my self to be termed as directors.
     
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    Jerlene, I'm not sure if you are asking me or someone else. Anyway, yes I have registered a business as a Sole Trader. A sole trader is a single person business set up by the owner manager, from a legal point of view it is the simplest form of business structure. The main advantage of being a sole trader is that it is less onerous in terms of reporting and set-up costs, than forming a limited company. The main disadvantage is that you have no legal protection or separation should the business fail because you have unlimited liability.
     

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