Over the last 10 years, movies, television, and the news media managed to paint a dramatic, rather seductive picture of startup success – a quick rise to the top; much more sensuous and sparkling than messy and chaotic. Founding or joining up with a fresh, brand new tech startup team is an exciting possibility – but it’s also risky, demanding, and much more difficult than it looks on the Internet or TV.
Inspired past and present by remote teams and ingenious startup companies like Buffer, Automattic, and Basecamp (which was originally founded in 1999!), we are also passionate about making the web an even better place to work and do business. This year, it seems that everything is coming together for remote workers, including more acceptance of the freelance life and more tools to help designers and developers thrive on their own.
We tend to think that only young people can become successful entrepreneurs. But think about Starbucks, IBM and GEICO. Who were these companies started by? People over 40!
Remember, it’s never too late to start a business!
That’s why today we want to share this nice infographic with you. Enjoy!
Starting your own business is exciting and empowering! It can also be anxiety-provoking, especially if you’re running short on entrepreneurial mentoring and support. One of the most beneficial things that small business owners can do when launching and growing their startup is network and learn from each other, especially from those who have been successful.
The skill profile of today’s most eligible marketer is different than it used to be. The very essence of marketing is shifting from “make people want the product” to “make the product people want”. With that, the successful modern marketer’s job description and daily focus of the present-day marketing expert has shifted as well.
Although it is highly unlikely that a major corporate shift in the eight-hour workday will come anytime soon, some working professionals are choosing to put the power back in their own hands by committing to a freelance career or asking for accommodations at their place of work. Moreover, progressive companies like Buffer started their company by nixing the eight-hour workday, focusing on highly-qualified employees that would perform better thanks to a better work-life balance.