Will You Succeed As An Entrepreneur?


More often than not, the biggest fear of an entrepreneur is the possibility of failure, and for good reason. First-time entrepreneurs have only an 18% chance of succeeding, with the majority of startups going out of business within five years and two-thirds no longer operating ten years after inception. However, there is hope! Entrepreneurs who succeeded their first time have a 30% chance of succeeding with their next startup, and men are twice as likely to start companies than are women. . Take a further look at this infographic to find out more about entrepreneurs in the U.S. and what your chances of success are!

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About the author: Caroline Jordan

Caroline Jordan is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management. In her spare time, she is a crossword freak and always hungry for a great book. She is also currently a copy-editing intern for AlleyWatch.

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