Startup companies are entrepreneurial business ventures. Usually founded by an individual or small team of professionals, startups are generally based on an invention, innovation, or improvements to existing products or services. The combination of this business insight, plus ambition and hard work, can create a new company.
Starting a new company has become easier and cheaper since the arrival of the Internet. Historically, the expense of starting a new company was higher, due to inventory, infrastructure, employee, legal, and advertising costs. Today venture capital is often less necessary, as initial costs are lower.
The Internet’s rapid expansion has also opened startup opportunities for entrepreneurs worldwide. The interconnected nature of Internet communications enables the rapid spread of information, inexpensive collaboration between geographically distant parties, and low cost website software and tools that enable the sale of goods via e-commerce and online advertising.
Startup companies are more common than ever. This is a trend likely to continue as more people worldwide become connected to the Internet and invest in their own futures by working together to build new companies.