You’ve considered a move into the world of startups but it can often be difficult to understand what working for a startup really entails. When people think about startups it’s usually in relation to the perks: the table tennis tournaments, the free alcohol or crazy team building activities. It’s one of the bonuses of working for startups but regardless of the company, startups can be very hard work and there’s no where to hide when it comes to working hard. In fact, 23% of startups fail due to poor recruitment decisions. That’s why it’s paramount that you pick a startup that fits your interests and personality.

June 14, 2018
4 min read
Lucy Wood
7 things to consider before signing a graduate job contract

Been offered a graduate job? Awesome! Don’t rush straight into signing on the dotted line though. Sometimes it feels a bit awkward taking the time to read all the fine print, but if your employer is even halfway decent then they will completely understand.

Kitty Harris
March 30, 2016
6 min read
7 reasons why London is a great place for a startup

Every day new businesses are turning from dream into reality. While the San Francisco Bay Area has held the undisputed title of world startup hub for a few years now, London is not so far behind.

Kitty Harris
March 29, 2016
6 min read
What does a business development executive do?

The term ‘business development’ crops up in job titles in a range of industries. Although it might sound like a tricky concept to get to grips with, the role is a straight forward one.

Kitty Harris
March 28, 2016
6 min read
10 common marketing mistakes made by startups

You might have the perfect product or ideal service, but if your marketing isn’t hitting the spot then your startup won’t survive. With limited resources and a budget that makes you wince whenever you mention it, there isn’t much room for making mistakes.

Kitty Harris
March 27, 2016
6 min read
How to find work experience while studying

Work experience gained while you are still studying is a great idea if you want to get ahead. Graduating with skills that are relevant to the industry you want to progress into will set you apart when it comes to leaving the student life behind.

Kitty Harris
March 26, 2016
5 min read
How to do your market research as a startup

Before you get to head up a successful business you need to do your market research. It might seem like a drag, but in the long run a good base of research will give you the tools to get ahead better than your hunches and instincts.

Kitty Harris
March 25, 2016
5 min read
What does an account executive do?

Account Executives can be found in a huge variety of industries. From recruitment, to PR, to advertising agencies; essentially any company that deals with clients and works in the B2B sector will require people to fill account executive positions.

Kitty Harris
March 24, 2016
5 min read
Easy SEO tips for startups

If you want to save some money somewhere during the initial couple of months, then doing what you can to improve your SEO without hiring another person is not as difficult as it seems.

Kitty Harris
March 23, 2016
6 min read
Surviving your first year as a startup

As a startup, your first year can be a bit of a whirlwind. We should know, because BrighterBox is turning one in November!

Kitty Harris
March 21, 2016
9 min read
Tips for raising venture capital for your startup

Venture capital is by no means the only way to raise finance but the prestige, experience and contacts that VC-backing brings can be a big competitive advantage for a growing business.

Kitty Harris
March 20, 2016
6 min read
10 apps to improve your London graduate life

Got a graduate job in London? Ready to get the most out of your new city? Don’t worry, there’s an app for that. Or loads of apps in fact.

Kitty Harris
March 19, 2016
5 min read
How to choose a name for your startup

I bet you thought naming your startup would be the fun bit. In reality, it can be a serious headache. There are a few rules that you might want to follow when choosing a name, but essentially you have the go ahead to let your imagination run free.

Kitty Harris
March 18, 2016
6 min read