Chart: Why Do Start-Ups Fail?

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Mar 30, 2016
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Question of the Day, Research, Chart of the Week

I thought this would be interesting for those of you teaching entrepreneurship. Sample size is small (101 companies) but I think it is directionally correct in highlighting the top reasons that start-ups fail. Hat tip for Big Picture Blog and Visual Capitalist. Enjoy!

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.