Startup Advice

How Much Would It Cost to Start My Own Gaming Studio?

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Many a game developer has contemplated opening his or her own studio. But how much would such a project actually cost? In a new op-ed on Polygon, Nine Dots Studio founder Guillaume Boucher-Vidal suggested that the costs—in terms of money, lost opportunities, and emotion—are enormous. “In three years, I personally went from having $20,000 in savings to $35,000 in debt,” he wrote. “After two unsuccessful Kickstarter campaigns, I was on the verge of bankruptcy before signing a deal with Bandai… continue…

5 Tips for Launching (and Surviving) Your Startup

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In order to grow a successful startup, you need funding, smart people, a great idea, the right market, and a whole lot of luck. In the rush to get a new business off the ground, though, it’s easy to overlook at least one element that could prove vital later. Are you prepared? See more startup coverage at Dice’s Startup Corner. Related Stories 10 Traits of an Ideal Startup Employee When’s the Right Time to Join a Startup? Plan Your Finances… continue…

Consider These 5 Things Before Taking a Job at a Startup

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Startups are all the rage these days, with venture capitalists and Kickstarter crowds rushing to fund even the haziest ideas for new digital products. For prospective employees, though, the decision of whether to join a startup is often a fraught one: Are you willing to trade the comforts of working as part of an established company for the uncertainties and grind of a newborn firm, all for the faint dream of striking it rich a little further down the road?… continue…

4 Financial Plans to Make Before Joining a Startup

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While joining a startup offers exciting opportunities to work with innovative people and new technologies – not to mention the possibility of earning a ton of money if the company takes off – it also means long hours, lower pay and the possibility of being out of a job within the year. So, if you’re considering taking a job at a startup, you need to do some careful financial planning before making your decision. We spoke to a couple of… continue…