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Failing Gracefully: What You Probably Didn’t Know About Successful Startups

Posted on the 31 July 2012 by Ncrimaldi @MsCareerGirl

I have a confession.

I had my first job interview yesterday since being self-employed…

and I loved it.

Does the fact that I’m ready to go back to a day job mean I’m a failure or that my business didn’t work out?  Absolutely not.

You’ll hear a lot of successful people tell you they were a “20 year overnight success.”  This means they tried and failed and kept trying many, many times (and for many, many years) before they got to where they are today.  Most of those people probably changed directions at least a few times too.  Check out the below Infographic created by Online MBA about the truth behind successful businesses.  This should make any aspiring or struggling entrepreneur feel just a little bit more normal!

Startups Infographic

What do YOU think about these statistics?  Have you ever tried starting a business?  What happened?  What would you do differently next time?

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