Posts Tagged‘start up’

What new hires need to know to survive in a startup environment

So, you just got a job offer from a startup … congratulations! However, know that your life is about to get hectic and stressful; while online corporate training for busy professionals will school you on the basics, there are other things you need to keep in mind if you want to survive in the startup jungle. Below, we’ll run down what you need to internalize in order to thrive at the company that just brought you aboard. Throw yourself into its mission Unlike established businesses, who now mostly exist to make shareholders rich rather than solve real problems, startups are…

Timing is Everything: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), nearly 28 million small businesses currently operate in the U.S., with another 540,000 new businesses opening each month. Filing and establishing a business is a fairly easy thing to do, but understanding if you’re ready to devote your time and energy to the startup life is much more challenging. The decision to start your own business is exhilarating. After coming up with the idea for your product or service, you may be eager to jump right into the world of business ownership. At the same time that starting a business presents an array of…

How A 11 And 14-Year-Old Started A Successful Car Washing Business

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I wanted to share this inspirational story with you about how my son and his friend began a small car-washing business in our neighborhood that has become so successful that my 11 year old son recently told me that he no longer had any use for the pocket money which I was giving him. I want to share the story to give hope to any one out there who has an acorn of an idea that is scared of taking the plunge and going for it. If two kids can grow a business from scratch then you can too. The…