When your new company starts to grow and it's time to start hiring new employees, you might start banging your head against the wall because the process is just no fun. Alex Schiff, the founder of Freshnotes, recently found himself in the same position and had to learn all about the hiring process the hard way. For other budding companies, Schiff has provided a few tips he learned along the way.
Want to work for yourself? Good news. Starting your own business might be easier than you think. Even better news: you can start your business with a very small investment. Here's a list of ideas that can get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.
An Internet startup can survive on very little. All it needs for sustenance is a working laptop, batteries for said laptop, good Wi-Fi, and a great idea. One developer from Sweden is testing just how little his startup needs by quitting his job, getting rid of his apartment and heading into the woods to live and work out of a tent.
Zach Braff may be in the hot seat for utilizing crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for his newest film project, but at least the recent controversy has also shed a brighter, positive light on this peer-to-peer donation craze that seeks to launch projects by unknown filmmakers, musicians, tech companies and startup entrepreneurs who otherwise might not be able to get the funding they need.
If you’re thinking about ditching a stable, corporate job to make a go at the exciting world of startups, you’re not alone. With new, useful businesses sprouting up every day, it’s no wonder more people are saying goodbye to the status quo in order to follow their passions. But, before embarking on your new journey, you must educate yourself before making the leap. There are an astounding number of books on startups and entrepreneurship available, but rest assured that you can get by with reading just a handful so you can start in on starting up.