Working with start-ups is one of the primary reasons I became a freelancer. Working alongside incredibly passionate people and helping them bring their ambitions and ideas to life is most rewarding.
Without question, the primary reason two people in a garage can eventually overtake billion dollar behemoths is agility. Startups are able to maneuver around just about anything if they focus on the things that really matter – and that's what makes the jounrey so exciting.
Involving another group of people, politics, profit margins and delays can easily destroy your ability to be nimble, so I have an agile and personal approach to working with start-ups. Whether I take a piece of the pie or work on an hourly basis, I do my best to work as flexible as necessary. (Don't worry, I understand, I've been their!)
In 2017, I worked with 4 start-ups; Fiz: London's first sparkling wine bar, Stamp: an app to help you discover new places, Cannon's: A disruptive market stall and The Big Smoke: an events company. I worked alongside the founders, helping them create strong, compelling brand.
I need to ask for them!