Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 Reasons You Need to Work in a Startup

1.    Experience working in serviced offices.
Most startups operate in serviced offices. Given the growth of startup businesses in the market, it’s not a surprise that renting a serviced office Singapore based or even farther from the metro, is now an easy thing to arrange. The sheer convenience that serviced offices bring sometimes even outshines the services of many company-owned facilities that many employees find the experience refreshing. 

2.   You learn something from everyone you meet.
In most successful startups, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of excited people working together as a teamto pull off the launch of an awesome new product or service and while that can be a bit stressful, the end result is often rewarding. You get to really rub elbows with everyone—from top management to the rank and file, share ideas, get to know and learn and even be friends with an awesome bunch of people. That’s priceless. 

3.   It helps you build on your skill set.
Working in a startup teaches you flexibility. You have to be able to go with the flow. Things constantly change. And because by necessity, startups have to be lean teams, sometimes you have no choice but to learn something—right in that moment, and often with no training or warning—an hour before that nerve-wracking meeting with the stockholders or the entire team. It’s often a sink-or-swim scenario. But for some, learning to swim in these circumstances is one of the best experiences in the world. Because you learn a lot everyday and when it’s time to move on to your next job, you’ve already built up quite an impressive list of skills to your name. 

4.   It encourages collaboration.
Many serviced offices are collaborative spaces. This one room may be rented by one company while another company is in the next room. With that many young businesses and entrepreneurs in close proximity to one another, collaborative projects and partnerships are often born. 

5.   It expands your network.
Collaborative spaces invite a diverse group of people. You get to meet business-minded professionals from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, training and education. You make friends, get to know them. 

Having professional contacts like these might just prove invaluable for you in the future too. After all, the more people that know of your work, the greater the exposure it gets. Friends of friends may just end up hiring you on the spot.

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