Are Startups Risky?

Are Startups Risky?

Do you think a good, stable job with a title at a large corporation is better than a startup?

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Some people think that a good, stable job with a title at a large corporation is safer than working at a high-growth startup that may fail in the next 18 months.

They are wrong.

If you work at a brand new, venture-backed startup, frantically trying to grow, even if it fails in 18 months, you don't.

Startup founders and employees create or work for other startups. They disperse when one company fails, and three new ones are born. An inside sales rep at one software startup has more opportunity at ten other startups than anyone chained to the tight corporate structure of one megacorp.

Plus, startups are fun, meaningful, and exciting!

Learn more from our Guide to Startups found on the members-only page.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.