I've started as a freelancer and back then I got a friend to design me two business cards that I handle in different situations. Bellow my name I have:
- IT Consultant, the generic card that I handle in the "generic" situation.
- Dat Migration Expert, my expertise, which I handle for specific data migration/system integration situations.
My situation has changed and now I have a very good team working with me, but I'm the only one that call the shots. Some days ago I met an old friend, he was abroad for almost 10 years, and when I handle him a card, he stated:
"You should really put something in it that states that you call the shots"
He got me thinking and I believe he's right. I'm the guy that does everything - business development, sales, accouting, etc. -, i.e., I'm the C*O guy... The word "owner" is out of the question, "partner" does not apply and "CEO" is not quite true...
The best I came with was "founder". Is this the best title for a guy that has it's own business and it's alone on it?