So I recently came across this very interesting study showing the failure and success rate of startups, categorised by industry.

Startup Business Failure Rate By Industry

There was some interesting findings. For instance, what is the cause of failure:

  1. Incompetence (46%)
  2. Unbalanced Experience or Lack of Managerial Experience (30%)
  3. Lack of Experiences in line of goods or services (11%)

Leading management mistakes:

  1. Going into business for the wrong reasons
  2. Advice from family and friends
  3. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time

Business with worst rate of success after fifth year:

  1. Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning
  2. Single-Family Housing Construction
  3. Grocery Stores

For more of these interesting findings visit the website here.