Take It And Run!

The Borrowers

Using other people's money will lessen your chances of failure.


Survivals


Failures


That receive financial support


52%


18%


That invested their own money


94%


64%


That saved money to invest


67%


55%


That prepared business plans


58%


55%


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This article was originally published in the November 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Take It And Run!.

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