If you're wondering whether a start-up or high growth buisness could be for you... we've put together 5 key reasons to help you on your way.
1. A Sense of Adventure and Mission
Entrepreneurial businesses are normally trying to change something in order to make things 'better' so there is often a real sense of excitement and adventure as the company, and the team you're part of, works towards that goal. There will often be a sense of achieving something worthwhile above and beyond just getting a pay cheque as you're striving every day to improve things. As Steve Jobs said to the first CEO of Apple he hired from Pepsi, "You can spend your life selling sugary water, or you can come and change the world with me".
Unlike many larger more corporate businesses, career progression in a start-up normally depends on results, not how long you've been in the organisation. If you deliver, you should be rewarded with quicker career progression and a rapid salary increase.
3. A Fun and Dynamic Culture
As the business is learning as it grows entrepreneurial businesses benefit from dynamic cultures that embrace change. Facebook's motto was famously, "Move fast and break stuff". The focus is on results, not processes and procedures.
Entrepreneurial businesses are normally trying to change something in order to make things 'better' so there is often a real sense of excitement and adventure as the company grows
4. Diverse and Interesting Work
Often in small businesses you'll get full cross-functional exposure as you'll see everything from sales to operations, marketing to tech, allowing you to see what areas of business you enjoy most. This can be great if you're not yet sure what you want to specialise in.
If you aspire to start your own business one day, then being in a company that's scaling can give some great skills and make the chances of your own business succeeding a lot higher as you've seen how it is done already.