Startup Failure Rates — The REAL Numbers

I’m writing today’s blog in the hopes of getting accurate information on new business failure rates out into cyberspace in a way that the search engines will find it quickly. There is a huge amount of misinformation on the Web about new business failure rates that gets cited and reproduced all over the place and […]

Entrepreneurial Capabilities Reduce Fear of Failure

0 In countries where more of the population perceives that they have the abilities and skills to start businesses, a smaller fraction of people is deterred from founding companies by fear of failure at entrepreneurship, data from the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report reveals. The GEM researchers surveyed a representative sample of 206,000 people […]

Are Startup Failure Rates as Bad as They Used to Be?

The chances of your business surviving past the five-year mark are somewhat better than they used to be, says one economics expert. According to research and commentary from Dr. Scott Shane, professor of economics and entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University (and long-time SBT contributor), startup failure rates have declined slightly for employer firms in […]