Most start-ups will never raise an institutional investment round. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can reach profitability and maintain great growth rates without raising capital, do it! Why dilute yourself unnecessarily?
Category: HR and Legal
Losing control of your company is a nightmare scenario for many entrepreneurs, but if you’re a successful business the chances are you’ll want to bring in an investor in order to grow as quickly as possible.
It’s a topic close to my heart – as I have a wife with an overdue baby in her belly as I type, and we both have small businesses to keep ticking over once our son arrives – every little bit helps when you want to take some time with a new member of the family (without letting all of the hard work put into building a business waste away by inattention at the same time).
… This has wide-ranging implications for people in business – especially start-ups who may be thinking “I only have a small handful of employees / contractors / interns, bullying just wont happen in my business”.