Startup during a downturn

Is it better or worse to start a company during a “downturn”?

I personally prefer to start companies and new ventures “all the time”.  Keep experimenting is my motto.

That said I have been more successful building on new ideas when the “market is not so good”.

Why? Since I have been largely working on software ideas, they involved hiring and building small technical teams.

It is “easier” to hire during a downturn is what I have seen.

While many folks prefer to stay at a large company to “weather the storm”, the good folks can get new opportunities all the time.

They tend to look for interesting new work that can keep them engaged for 2-3 years instead of treading water.

Startup during a downturn
Startup during a downturn
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