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Launching and/or working in a start up is intense. It's more than a single job; people in start-ups usually wear a variety of hats. Day-to-day work can include sourcing capital and negotiating with potential clients and customers; bookkeeping; product development research and meetings; social media work; marketing; and more.
The first step is to identify a raw product/service; and develop it into something that can be sold. Often a new business starts with the founder developing a product or service.
In it's raw state:
The next step is to package, market and supply the product/service. The nature of work depends on what you are selling. It may involve packaging, storing, transporting and selling a product; or it could involve conceiving a service (anything from gardening or dog walking to consulting or writing); then finding and selling to clients, and ultimately delivering the service.
Start ups are rich with opportunities for career progression. To progress:
Start ups depend on developing connections with industry and staying ahead of competitors. This means working with a start up long-term requires a strong network.
Opportunities for progression include: