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7 Key Reasons Why Tech Startups Fail

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It takes more than a cool idea to make it in today’s startup world. For every success story, there are dozens of failed attempts. But there are ways to avoid becoming another statistic. Usually, when startups fail, they fail for trying to do too…


11 Mistakes That Can Trigger Startup Failure

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Research has proven that 90 percent startups fail after five years. For an aspiring entrepreneur, this stat can be disturbing, unless you have the right tips tools at you disposal to get the job done. Every entrepreneur’s dream is to break even and thrive…

Startups & Apps

This Startup Will Help You Learn From Entrepreneurs’ Mistakes

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

Tragically enough, failure is an integral part of success, particularly in the startup world. Without the knowledge gleaned from dire mistakes, entrepreneurs wouldn’t have the experience necessary to keep up with changing trends, manage unruly employees, or deal with unexpected viral memos, all things that…

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How To Cope with Startup Failure

By | Dec 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Depending upon the research you subscribe to, startups in all industries have either an average of a 50% failure rate within the first five years, or, as Neil Patel stated in a Forbes article in 2015, 90% will fail. Perhaps the actual truth is…


5 Common Reasons Why Ecommerce Companies Fail

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

Ecommerce has about an 80% failure rate. Other researchers claim it’s as high as 97%. One of the reasons the failure rate is so high is because an ecommerce business can be easy to set up, for a small amount of money. Creating a…


11 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Failures

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Ask any entrepreneur and they will say they have learned a lot. And while success is a big part of growing as an entrepreneur, nothing helps you grow faster than failure. The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked 11 entrepreneurs to share some of their…


20 Ways to Blow Up Your Company with Jason Mendelson [Video]

By | Oct 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

As a new founder, it’s hard to imagine all the ways it’s possible to completely mess up your company. However, mistakes, screw-ups and failures happen every day – they key is to learn from them. At least, that’s what Jason Mendelson has learned in his extensive tenure in…


You’re Not Invincible and 4 Other Lessons from Startup Failure

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are the most likely people to experience failure in life. They’re putting everything on the line in a public setting and, chances are, they’re going to fail. After four years, the best performing industry is finance and real estate, with 58% of those…

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Most Common Startup Mistakes You Need to Avoid

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

Although creating a startup is demanding, keeping it afloat is even a greater challenge. Those who keep up with the latest statistics know that the chances for a new company to succeed are approximately one in four. In the erratic marketing landscape, there are…


How to Bounce Back from a Failed Startup Launch

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

Startups all start with optimism, but they don’t all meet the expectations of their founders. In fact, 90% of them fail. If you want to build up a brand, you have to accept that there’s a chance of failure. Just because something goes wrong…


Are Millennial Entrepreneurs Slowly Killing Themselves?

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

From a distance, being your own boss looks great. Running the business. Setting your own hours. Even the word “entrepreneur” has a nice ring to it. The barriers to entry for starting your own business are lower than ever, and massively successful millionaires and…


Are These the Top 50 Startup Failures of All Time?

By | Sep 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Anywhere between 70 and 90 percent of all startups eventually fail – it’s a sad fact, but it’s a reality that has to be accepted before you jump into this career path. Some, however, fail bigger than others; big-profile startup failures where companies have…


6 Signs You Shouldn’t Have Your Own Startup

By | May 31, 2016 at 9:45 am

Who hasn’t told themselves at least once (or twice) “I’ve got a great idea and it’ll be worth millions. It’s time to launch a startup”? That’s good and all, but launching a startup takes far more than a solid idea and a lofty goal….


4 Mistakes That Can Cripple Your Startup Before It Gets Off the Ground

By | May 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Your startup has a high chance of failure. There’s a good chance that it’s not going to reach its potential and you’ll be back working for someone else. This is the reality of the high failure rate among startups. But you can turn that…


Startup Success: Why Everything Must Work Out In Your Favor

By | May 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

Last week I talked to a young, first time founder. Before we even talked about Techstars, he said: “You know what? We have raised a little bit of cash, we have a good advisor, we are probably okay, we don’t need an accelerator.” You…


The 7 Reasons Why Startups Fail and How To Avoid Them

By | Aug 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Statistics released by Forbes magazine revealed that 80% of startups fail within the first 6 months of operation. The data goes on to point out that only 30% of small businesses survive for at least five years. The reasons for failure of startups are…


The ‘8 out of 10 Startups Fail’ Statistic Is a Myth

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Eight of out 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months. This statistic is essentially canon in the startup story. It has been quoted and re-quoted hundreds of thousands of times to discourage bad ideas and inspire great ones. CEOs, business managers, IT guys…