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If I am a sole proprietor, self-employed individual, or independent contractor, do I count myself as an employee?

Yes. According to SBA guidance, for purposes of reporting Number of Employees, sole proprietors, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors should include themselves as employees (i.e., the minimum number in any “Employees” number fields is one).