The thing with dreams, or at least the dreams sold in the bulk of startup media is that everyone being written or talked about is doing great, numbers are never discussed and profitability is assumed. This startup founder fell for that trap hard.
The step up from running your startup in your own name to that of a company is not a small step. You take on extra responsibilities and all of a sudden, things are taken out of your name and are in the name of your company. So what happens when you put money into your company and want to take it out? Do you have any responsibilities there?
The age old conundrum, you really want to leave that well paid corporate gig and create something your own from scratch. Sadly these types of adventures cost money – sometimes lots of money.
Generally we think of Hackers as being uber high tech criminals from the likes of epic spy dramas such as James Bond. Whilst not denying the existence of such characters in the real world, hacking is something that is much more common than the everyday business owner may realise and unfortunately in most cases – are WAY closer to home than you think.
If you are anything like me, and you are still in that startup phase where you are just figuring things out, you are operating lean and spend your time being a bit of a nomad about town, you will probably agree with me that carting multiple devices, books, pens around in a backpack gets really old, really fast!
A more mobile workforce helps to reduce overheads, many small businesses are increasing their reach by being available in more locations, but only maintaining one office in a central location. It also means businesses are spending less money on IT requirements.
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