So, what is it like to work with a startup? What can you expect? Previously, we shared an article about the benefits of working in a startup environment that you can check out. To add, Supahands’ Community Manager, Su Yin Voon, had a talk at Sunway University to share her first hand experience working with one – us! If you’re considering being part of the startup community, here are 6 things for you to ponder on.
Most corporate gigs (if not all) will give you a better paycheck and cushy perks, unlike startups. They often come with extended hours and a hectic workload, which means that it may not be as glamorous as what you see in the movies. To many, staying in a harsh corporate environment may be mainly driven by the salary. More often than not, they would prefer to stick with what they know to be more stable. If that resonates with you, then a startup environment may not be the right fit for you.
Being an entrepreneur is tough. Even though you are optimistic about things on most days, there will be time when everything seems to overwhelm you. What better way to unwind and get that spark back than watching movies. Here are movies for those who need a great dose of inspiration from time to time.
Everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to a startup, even seemingly harmless oversights could cost you a lot in the long run. A global study conducted by CB Insights divulged that 42% of startups failed because their founders admitted that there was no market for their product, while 29% said they ran out of cash, and 23% claimed they didn’t have the right team. Here are some pointers before you make the same mistakes too.
Many business owners (if not all) think of business plans as something you do when you start a company, apply for loan or find investors. However, there is more to it – a blueprint of all important aspects of your business. There are always new strategies that can help your success rate in the marketplace. Therefore, it needs to be revised and updated accordingly. Here are some suggestions to enhance your business plan – from good to SupaAwesome.
Coworking spaces seem to be the new black for freelancers, remote workers, independent professionals, as well as startups. Having said that, it is not for everyone. If you’re still on the fence about sharing a space with random people, here are some of the pros and cons on operating a startup in a coworking environment.
You have a brilliant idea, but you don’t have enough (or no) funds to work on it fully. While angel investing is one of the methods for you to get funded, the question is – Do you have what it takes to attract an investor and to successfully pitch your idea? Here are 4 important questions for you to ponder upon, before approaching an angel.