Start Up Failure Rates: The Definitive Numbers | Small Business Trends

April 29, 2013

Five years after they were started, the Census Bureau finds that 45 percent of the new establishments and 43 percent of the new firms were still alive. While I have thrown a whole lot of numbers at you, I am making a very simple point: The typical new business started in the United States is no longer in operation five years after being founded. That’s true whether statisticians at the BLS or Census are doing the measuring and it’s true whether you measure new establishments or new firms. http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/12/start-up-failure-rates-the-definitive-numbers.html

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