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10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup

Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
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You Can't Go It Alone

Startups are often thinly staffed and low on available resources in the early stages of growth, so if you're the type that relies on colleagues in other departments, internal tools, and a well-developed process to complete your own project, well, then you may struggle at a startup, Voellinger said. 'Oftentimes a single person is responsible for idea through execution,' he added.

Venky Ganesan, managing director at venture capital firm Menlo Ventures, agrees. He noted techies who 'need a lot of structure and process to feel comfortable' in a work environment would have trouble surviving at a startup.

(Image: Travis via Flickr)

You Can't Go It Alone

Startups are often thinly staffed and low on available resources in the early stages of growth, so if you're the type that relies on colleagues in other departments, internal tools, and a well-developed process to complete your own project, well, then you may struggle at a startup, Voellinger said. "Oftentimes a single person is responsible for idea through execution," he added.

Venky Ganesan, managing director at venture capital firm Menlo Ventures, agrees. He noted techies who "need a lot of structure and process to feel comfortable" in a work environment would have trouble surviving at a startup.

(Image: Travis via Flickr)

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