Top 10 Signs You Work at a Start-Up

start-upWhether you are embarking on your first start-up experience or you are a seasoned veteran it’s always fun to take a moment to reflect on all those little things that make life working for a start-up fun, exciting, and humorous. Every person we know in startups, regardless of department: sales, marketing, inside sales, or a C-Level can relate.

We decided to take a moment and compile a list of some of our favorite start-up themes. So without further adieu, here are The Harris Consulting Group’s list of the “Top 10 Signs You Work for a Start-Up”…

10. You check the evite for events to see if there will be food served.

9. When people ask you where your office is you provide a vague reference like, “The City”.. Which is code for, “my apartment”.

8.  The nicest conference room you have is the bar area of a 4-star hotel.

7.  You spend half your time at your desk, the other half on a sofa or bean bag chair.

6.  Interior Decorator, one word: IKEA.

5.  You justify your time on social media as “work related”

4.  You find all the recent press coverage about “drones” to be so 2010 because you have 6 in your office already.

3.  You engage in an Andoid vs. iOS discussion at least once a week.

2.  You are forced to convert from PC to MacBook Air but don’t want to make a big deal about it because it’s what all the cool kids are doing these days.

1.  You’ve been there six months and your parents still don’t have a clue what your company does or what you do.


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