Why Startups Fail: 10 Reasons

Startup Failure Lessons

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We all know that startups fail frequently and it’s not always limited to the ones that couldn’t get funding. Many very well-funded startups fail when they don’t live up to expectations or run into operational (or cash flow) problems.

In this infographic from Wrike, learn the 10 reason startups fail. If you’re part of a startup or planning to launch one hopefully you’ll learn from from this!

Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail #infographic
Wrike Project Management Software

Were you surprised by any of the startup failure reasons?

If you were surprised, let us know in the comments.

Tom Treanor is the founder of the Right Mix Marketing blog. He’s the author of the Search Engine Boot Camp, the co-author of Online Business Productivity, and regularly speaks at industry and corporate events. His writing has been featured on the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger and other leading industry blogs.

Comments

  1. Explicit. Nice detailed info on why startup fail early. A lot of SU should see this and learn, mostly agreeable is point number one (not having a market for a product). Thanks for sharing

  2. I think number 7 is a very common error. I recall one guy who answered a classified ad that I left for social media lessons in my city. He didn’t ask for lessons. He actually tried to recruit me into his startup and needed someone who knew about social networking.

    He explained it but it seemed vague to me. It was some sort of database for local real estate agents or something. Sounded very much like he had a lot of enthusiasm but little clarity.

    Told him I couldn’t help but left my e-mail and said I’d write a blog post about it when it was up and running. Never heard from him again, so I don’t think it every came to fruition.

    1. Matt,
      I had a similar experience with a friend of a friend. It was a social networking site related to a particular sport but with no real goal or differentiation from existing sites (but lots of opportunity to sink money into it I’m sure!). Thanks for stopping by to tell your story. I think this issue is a common one for startups!

  3. AFRAID OF SUCCESS ?
    SUCCESS – IS A TWO EDGE SWORD.
    OUR MIND, SHARP LIKE THE SWORD, WILL CUT THROUGH TO OUR INNER MOST FEARS AND DESIRES.
    WHAT ARE YOUR DESIRES ? WHAT DO YOU FEAR ?
    SOME OF US ACHIEVE SUCCESS
    HERE’S WHY
    GOALS
    SOME OF US HAVE THEM, AND OTHERS DON’T

    The starting point of all achievement is desire.
    Napoleon Hill

    ONE MUST ACHIEVE DESIRE BEFORE THEY BECOME SUCCESSFUL, TO BE A SUCCESS ONE MUST HAVE A GOAL IN MIND, AND FEAR GETS LEFT BEHIND.

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