Are we comparing apples to oranges or has the term “startup” simply been bastardised by the media and fair-weather founders, not wanting to face the realities of running a business?
A recent post by fellow blogger, Jozsef Torsan, got me thinking about the difference between a startup and a small to medium sized enterprise. Curious as to what the world wide web had to say, I began Googling and came across a number of interesting articles. Two in particular.
I challenge you to read the first article then the second article and not laugh at the irony:
- A Brief Guide to Bullshit Startup Lingo via LinkedIn, with over 8.5k likes, 800 comments and 1.5k shares at the time of writing.
- What’s the difference between a startup and an SME (small medium enterprise)? via Quora, with 12.6k views and 36 “Upvotes” at the time of writing.
Personally, I know where my opinion lies on this matter, how about you?