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Old 02-24-2011, 12:05 AM
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Question using "I" or "we" as a 1 man shop

Do you use 'I' or 'we' on your website and other materials. I am struggling with deciding on which one I want to use for my business, sometimes it just sounds weird to say "..we offer such and such a service.."
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:09 AM
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I use "we" when talking about the business.

If I'm asked how many people I employ I'll let them know it's just me.

I do have a volunteer PR person as well so I guess I'm not exactly a 1 man shop.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:16 AM
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As you grow in your business and have to take on help whether full time/part time or contract, you will not have to change your wording.

I agree with using 'we' rather than I unless specifically asked, and then I might say, just myself at the moment.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:19 AM
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I just finished making a brochure detailing one of my new contracts and I worded everything so that it flows fine without using "I" or "we". Like "Call today to schedule a free ...", or "This service covers ..." Instead of "My/Our service.."

However on my website I say "I". Now that I review that I'll be reviewing it in the next few days and probably rewriting some sections.
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Be ambiguous about it. It's very easy to avoid any mention of "I" or "We". But if you must then you could say for example "Gikstar Tech Services offers very competitive prices".
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Be ambiguous about it. It's very easy to avoid any mention of "I" or "We". But if you must then you could say for example "Gikstar Tech Services offers very competitive prices".
Great idea. I understand where uscwaller is coming from, even now with employees I still have trouble using 'we' when referring to the business, it feels a bit like the 'royal we' to me for some reason. 'I' feels more personal, but 'we' feels more professional.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:25 AM
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you and your company are "we".

You stand for something, and so does your company. So we look out for a customer. Couldnt think of it like that.
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