Start-up or corporate?
My former boss Kabelo ran his own business before moving into the corporate world. So he had a valuable perspective on both the corporate and the entrepreneurial ‘ be-your-own-boss’ environment. At that time I had only ever worked for a large company. One day in the car park we were both admiring a sleek red Aston Martin convertible. Kabelo roused my interest in the start-up world when he said, “Want to own that car? You won’t do it working here. But you might if you start your own company because you’ll write your own pay cheque. Think about it.” Of course he hadn’t quite cracked it himself, but his words made a lot of sense.
We unpack the pros and cons of working in a start-up versus a corporate. Hopefully this will help you decide whether you should work for someone else or start your own business.