Spinfree had a dirty little secret: It wasn’t really a “company.” It was just me…[But] when describing Spinfree, I always spoke in terms of we, us, the team, or our offices. I trained myself always to use the collective first person—on the phone while pitching to potential clients, on Spinfree’s website, in the proposals I submitted…Why the bluffing? I was young and inexperienced and felt like people would not take Spinfree seriously if they knew that it was just me…I wish I knew then what I know now: Being small is nothing to be insecure or ashamed about. Small is great. Small is independence. Small is opportunity. Celebrate it. Don’t hide from it.

Excerpt from “Don’t Exaggerate Your Size,” Jason’s latest column for Inc. Magazine (more of Jason’s Inc. columns)