So, what are these Startups and Start-ups?
The word Start-up is a noun, and the hyphen corrects it. Whereas, Startup is not a word that is used vernacular. Start-ups are successful because of multiple reasons. They are as follows:
- Time Management
Start-ups can be really difficult and rough during the first-second stages. This where your Time Management skills play a significant role. When speaking honestly, time management plays an important role regardless of the status of your Start-up.
- Mastering Budgeting
Every Start-up business should be able to efficiently plan out their costs for making their every single investment. As mentioned, every investment must be carefully planned because money is one of the most critical factors. After all, it is one of the limited resources like we all know, especially when it comes to Start-ups. Avoidable and unnecessary expenses must be dodged as it will help in other useful potential investments.
It starts with self-control. And mastering self-control results in excellent and efficient habits, that is, delaying gratifications. Delaying our gratification will help in focusing more on the task on hand instead of on the things that can be done later, which are comparatively less important.
Being self-controlled will increase the amount of discipline in our day-to-day routines and lives. Without having a proper and robust domain in our lives, we cannot control ourselves and become non-systematic. Thus, this will result in having the Start-up failing, even if the Start-up is situated in an okay economic environment.
- Adapting to different situations
The Start-ups who are adaptable to different working environments, technologies, and so on, are the best Start-ups. Being “malleable” to different scenarios can help a Start-up to breakthrough most to any problems when faced with one.
- Creative Innovation
It can be defined as a skill or a gift, which is required by every leader of a Start-up project that helps them to cross and grow more constructively, even past the finishing line. Moreover, it becomes a driving force that enables them to achieve goals and success for their Start-up company. It is imperative to be creatively innovative and not just innovative because the Start-Up companies need to be creative enough to be able to envision how to monetize from the very first stage, as every penny counts.
However, due to weak management, a lot of Start-ups tend to fail.
Thus, Start-ups are called so because the companies mostly “drop-out” of the economic race abruptly in the middle.
Why do Start-ups fail? Read the following topics to know more about how and why do Start-ups fail in detail and the variety and list of factors affecting the Start-up and pushing it to failure.
Why do Start-ups fail?
Like mentioned earlier, Start-up fails because of weak management and many other factors leading to the fall of these Start-ups.
One of them is a psychological factor, that is, being stuck in one’s ego. Founders fail to accept their mistakes and admit that they have been incorrect. Thus, failure reaches them first before affecting the Start-up (s).
Faulty Business Models
Being optimistic is never considered as something wrong. But what if that optimism goes overboard and negatively affects you and your Start-up? The entrepreneurs set up a perspective that will allow them to acquire customers with ease. Moreover, they think that their services will have the customers right at their doorstep, asking for more and more facilities. In reality, while doing so, keeping in mind the limited resources that one has is really important. Hence, when the demand for one’s service does increase, they fail to reciprocate their Business Model idea back to their customers, thus run out of money. In the end, the Start-up fails in the market. That is why you need to have a realist and optimistic approach while building a Business Model for your Start-up.
Another primary reason why Start-ups fail is because of running out of money. Money should be invested efficiently while fulfilling both personal and occupational requirements and needs. Mostly the money credit balance is forgotten and ignored, and the founders continue to carry on their business to reach their next milestone (s).
What frequently goes wrong is that the management fails to accommodate the Start-up reaching their next mile by covering all the essential aspects along with it.
Another issue is product development. When the company fails to develop a product and give it to their customers and the market in general, who are in demand of the product, creates a negative impact on the reputation of the Start-up. The Start-up failing to meet the needs can be because of poor strategic planning and execution.
What is the percentage of Start-ups that fail?
There is much statistical data that provide us with information about the Start-ups that fail.
Stated below are the Start-up failure rates.
- It is estimated that 90% of the Start-ups fail.
- 64% of the Start-ups failed because the companies had faulty Business Models and employees less than 50
- 45% of the Start-ups fail because they failed to meet market needs and demands
- 70% of the Start-ups begin too early. Hence, that is why they fail because everything is done at a fast rate. Moreover, this causes a lot of major and minor aspects to get left behind and are thus ignored.
- 25% of the Start-ups are able to stand for 15 years.
- Statistic Brain study states that 46% of Incompetence is the most common reason why Start-ups fail. They have mentioned that by “incompetence,” they are referring to a list of inadequacies. These include:
- Failure in record-keeping
- Lack of planning
- No background in financial knowledge
- Emotional pricing
- Failing to pay taxes
- Lack of budgeting
- 65% of the entrepreneurs admit they were not confident that they possess enough money to start their business
According to Business insider,
- 93% did calculate the run rate for under 18 months
- From those, 25% calculated the run rate for less than a year
- While 36% did not perform any calculations for any time /period
- 9% of the businesses fail because they lack in passion.