Have you worked in some company before the idea of making your own startup? Can you remember the work being done, who did the most? Can you remember all the different roles of people you first had to memorize? Having to know exactly what you will ask to whom. Not knowing who is who in the beginning.
In this article, we will explain all the similarities and differences between companies and startups.
- Common goal
It is clear that, when it comes to startups, everyone involved in the process (you and the group of people you chose) are almost equally interested in what you are doing. You have probably come up with the idea of a project together, and you people are, let us say, impartially engaged in the issue.
In a company, it is unfortunately not the case. There are too many people involved and not all have come because of the brilliant idea you and your team managed to push forward. Some of them came to do the necessary work, go home after 8 hours and continue with their lives. It is important to know that, even though we all should be doing what we enjoy in, a lot of people are still working just to pay the bills.
In a startup, everyone has his own role. But everyone is also, at least familiar with what other people are doing. You are there to help each other and to jump in when something is missing or if you know the solution the other side isn’t apprised of. After all, you are a team of people presumably sitting in the same office, or room, trying to make your way together.
It is not the same in companies.
There are too many people and if you don’t have some form of organization, you risk everything falling apart. That is why we have different roles for people that have various obligations. It cannot happen that one person can know everything, it is physically impossible. That is why everyone is trusted some job and not questioned about it. Unless there is an annual or a monthly check-up on the work done.
- The shape of the business model
So, if you are creating your own startup you have a great idea. You have an idea of whom you are speaking to. Who your customers are. But in which way are you going to present your idea? That is exactly what you are trying to find out. What is your business model? No one knows.
Unlike companies that already have an established business model that has been working good already. Companies are trying to meet the liquidity financial obligations and trying to get accustomed to the market that is constantly changing.
- Founder’s vision and features of the product
So, you as a founder of a startup have a certain vision that you would like to accomplish, right? You also have an idea of the feature of your product that is going to help the society.
One company however, is built on a founder’s vision. But after a while, that vision is just the initial structure of the company. Everything else is just the addition and the supplement that was added during the company’s transition from “just another startup” to the corporation state.