While entrepreneurship refers to all new businesses, including self-employment and businesses that never intend to grow big or become registered, startups refer to the new businesses that intend to grow large beyond the solo founder. Startups face high uncertainty and have high rates of failure, but a minority of them do go on to be successful and influential.

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Should I Give A Startup Employee Equity?

To give or not to give employee equity, that is the question. One of the first issues startups deal with is how they plan on compensating key personnel. For startups with limited funds, there may not be many options. The want or need to issue equity really depends on your startup’s short and long term goals, as well as its financial capabilities.