Not many startups make it past the initial stages.
But for some, they not only made it through the typically rough early years, they also shot skyward to a billion dollar valuation.
Here are the so called billion dollar startups. We've only included companies that started 2004 onwards, the year Facebook was founded.The infographic below is brought to you by Staff.com. Check out Staff.com's software to monitor employees.
Have you ever considered that employing workers cost more than just the salary you pay them? These are hidden costs: the taxes, the benefits, the equipment that your employee use, and these increases your actual employment costs.
So how do you calculate an employee’s true cost? Its very simple, and you can use our Employee Cost Calculator.Read More
How to reduce your staffing costs by 40% and increase productivity
Once upon a time I had an office.
I used to visit it from time to time to check on the business and to see how everyone was going. It seemed at the time to be the right way to run a business.
Doesn’t every serious business have an office? Is it truly possible to run a business virtually?
The world is changing, and I believe that an “office” is a 20th century concept ready for disruption.
Lower office costs
That’s an obvious one, but did you realize how the costs of an office can add up? The lease, electricity, computer equipment etc, it all adds up to a very significant ongoing cost. Read More
So you got a tech startup running, now you lack the technical skills?
If you try to learn how to program yourself it might take you a couple of years to get to a reasonable level, and yet it might not be a skill you are suited for in any case. Hiring an offshore team might be a viable alternative, but it’s a path that’s fraught with danger. You CAN make it work however, depending on the type of startup.