Entrepreneurship, Posts by The Startup Girl

Let’s all in Lean In, together

12 Jan , 2015  

The book Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can do, more specifically so in the workplace and in their careers. Albeit an amazing and informative book that provides a clear framework for getting ahead, unfortunately, Lean In lacks […]

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How to put on a good event

6 Jan , 2015  

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After being picked to give advice on what makes a good event and upon reading other people’s accounts I decided to give a full account of what really makes a good event. Here is the great article of 22 pieces of advice from Tech event organisers produced by Founders Grid. Before you even start with your […]

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Benefits of working in a start up

17 Dec , 2014  

Ping-pong, collaborating, flexible working, side projects and Friday beers; sounds like a dream. Working in a start up can often be considered as a great job. Depending on where you work there can be multiple benefits, however it’s difficult to know the norm in the start up world, and therein lies the problem – there […]

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Six things you learn in a start up

11 Dec , 2014  

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In any job you would hope that you learn something new, even more so in a start up as there is always too much work and too few people to do it. Working on a multitude of areas in a start up means you learn a lot. Here are some tips to help progress you […]

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The divided opinions of working in a start up

1 Dec , 2014  

Making the most of your internship/role in a start- up means giving your best in everything you do, whether it is the menial tasks or working on getting the next round of investment. There is often a divided attitude of working in a start up that can massively affect how much you learn and what […]

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How to get a job in a start up

9 Nov , 2014  

Being in your last year of university, the question hits you: What do I do when I leave? Unless if you’ve had a clear career plan from a young age, you are probably in the majority pool of students who are still undecided. At the time of applying and deciding your next steps, there are […]

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Co-working spaces in London

9 Nov , 2014  

The number of Co-working spaces in London has hit over 100, a phenomenal figure considering that over a decade ago co-working was almost unheard of. The definition of co-working is somewhat still a debate. Although there is no universal definition of co-working, it is important to identify that co-working spaces are different to incubators and […]

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Top 5 characteristics for working in a start up

3 Nov , 2014  

Hiring for your start-up can be a critical decision. Creating a functional team is difficult, particular traits that are often suggested to look out for are the smart and qualified individuals, however this doesn’t always translate into the real traits you should be hiring for. There are certain characteristics to look out for in candidates […]

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Get a grip: building my confidence

26 Oct , 2014  

Fall in LOVE with pitching. Not the easiest thing especially for a girl who doesn’t consider herself to be very confident. There’s always going to be a time in your life when you need to pitch, whether it’s yourself, your idea, a presentation or a proposal for your business. Pitching isn’t just about gaining the […]

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Top tips for applying to jobs

20 Oct , 2014  

Spelling mistakes, incorrect email etiquette and not following instructions: these are all common pitfalls I’ve noticed when people apply to jobs. I’ve previously worked in recruiting and one aspect of my current role is recruiting. I have had the pleasure (discomfort) of sieving through hundreds of applications in the search for a superstar. Here are […]