Startup or Company?

When do you get to stop calling it a startup and start calling it a
company? Is there some kind of threshold you need to cross - employees, revenues, profits?

I wonder if ‘startup’ has become too much of a loaded word, especially in the valley. It seems like every idea or side project can be called a startup.

Language can be powerful - I wonder if it would change things to refer to it as a company from day one? Would it change our thinking as entrepreneurs? Maybe it would motivate us to take things more seriously. To get to revenues, profitability, or some other measure of success that much more quickly.

 
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