Is Working at a Startup a Risky Move?

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Many young potential hires may be concerned with the risk factor of working at a startup as opposed to an established company.

But what they need to consider, argues Keith Cline, founder of Dissero and Venture Fizz, is that any risk is diminished by the wide breadth of opportunity and experience a position at a startup provides. Potential new hires should do proper due diligence, of course, making sure that the company has a compelling business idea and a great founding team backed by esteemed investors, but considering the challenges they will be exposed to and the skills they will pick up, the benefits of working at a startup often outweigh those of working at a larger company. Their experience will be much more marketable.

For more on the benefits of working in a startup environment, watch the full video.

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Working at a startup can provide you with an exciting environment that can offer nearly limitless potential, room for growth, and an opportunity to make a name for yourself. But is it right for you? Read this OpenView Labs article to learn more about the factors you should consider. And for clarification on what constitutes a startup and what doesn’t, read this post from the OpenView Blog.