Why Startups Fail

insightful lecture by
Dr. Manisha Acharya

Manisha Acharya, India

Miss Innovation World
award winner



When you go into business for yourself you never think about failing. Sure, it might come across your mind, but you never think that you are going to fail. You always go in with high hopes, and this is something that you should be doing. The only problem is that things just donít always go the way you want. Unfortunately, there are times when you are just destined to fail right from the beginning. And, there are times when you cause yourself to fail.

Whatever the situation is, failure doesnít mean final. You can always get back up, dust yourself off, and learn from your previous mistakes. Of course, it might even be better to go in knowing the mistakes that previous individuals have made before you. Continue reading below to learn why most of todayís startups end up closing their doors before even making it 5 years in business.



The Business Got Started For The Wrong Reasons

This one is just too often true and it really is a sad shame to see. That being said, you are probably wondering, ďHow could someone go into business for the wrong reasons, doesnít everyone go into business to make money?Ē Going into business just to make money or to set your own schedule are not two good reasons to start a business. Yes, they are two excellent perks that will come along with owning and running a successful business, but they will only come along after years and years of hard work and dedication.

The right reasons to start a business are because you have found something that you are completely passionate about, maybe you just have a drive and attitude for the world, or maybe you just arenít concerned with failure. These are good reasons to go into business.



A Bad Market Idea

Most people donít understand that starting a business is much more than just choosing something that you are passionate about. Yes, you do need to be passionate about the type of business that you are going into, but passion alone will not drive the success of the business. You are going to need others to be passionate about your services or goods as well. That being said, you do also want to be too careful about choosing something that lots of people are passionate about. This might seem like a good idea, but it will also more than likely be an oversaturated market. It can sometimes be hard to attract new customers in industries where the demand is too high. Whenever possible, beta-test or test market your product before launching a full-scale show.




Just Not Enough Leg Work Went In

Have you ever sat down and read a book or watched a movie? Sure, you have but have you ever really thought about all the work that went into this project. Have you thought about how many people were involved in the whole thing? Both of these operations would be immense, and starting a business is going to be no less of a task, even if it is just a smaller business. People get avid about starting there own businesses, and there is nothing wrong with this.

However, you have to keep your anxiousness in check and make sure that you are doing your due diligence. You need to know everything from where you want your company to end up to the bottom line that you are going to be paying for your products. Lots and lots of planning should be put into your business idea before you even start looking to secure a loan.




Over Expanding Too Fast

Sometimes when people start to see the slightest of success they let it go to their heads. It is easy to understand why this is the case, but it is a major mistake that must be avoided at all costs. You have to remember that there are always going to be ups and downs in business. Just because you are doing good right now it doesnít mean that you will be doing so hot in the coming months or years. Whatís going to happen if you can produce the revenue to cover the expenses that you are accrued?



Peter Drucker advice

Entrepreneurship is risky, mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.

Peter Drucker




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