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9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs

August 24, 2012

Lots of universities offer courses and programs on entrepreneurship. Often courses are taught by entrepreneurs who have real-world experience to back up their info. But this second-hand insight, while potentially valuable, pales next to getting your hands on the real thing -- that is, joining a startup yourself.

You will learn the most by coming in fairly early in the process -- as one of the first dozen employees if possible. Here are some of the advantages and insights you can gain:

Once you get involved with a startup, you will discover other lessons that will come out of the experience. It’s a rich and interesting way to gain your entrepreneurial chops. Of course you need to be prepared for the final exam: your own startup. Here’s hoping you get an A+.

What are some benefits you've gleaned from working at a startup? Let us know in the comments section below.