News and Articles About Startup Mistakes

4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure
Failure

4 Key Lessons From a Startup's Spectacular Failure

Israeli electric car company Better Place made several mistakes that by themselves wouldn't have spelled disaster. Combined though, they spelled calamity.
Daniel Wesley
The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Eager Entrepreneur

People who start companies are passionate, energetic and unafraid of risk. Sometimes, that's a recipe for disaster.
Isaac Oates
The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business
Startup Mistakes

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody.
Robert Tuchman
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups
Work-Life Balance

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Zeynep Ilgaz
Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup
Ready to Launch

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

An entrepreneur devoted to a good idea is more likely to succeed than a hesitant entrepreneur with a great idea.
Edmond Dougherty
Brutal Lessons From 4 Failed Startups
Business Failure

Brutal Lessons From 4 Failed Startups

Learning from mistakes is smart. Learning from somebody else's mistakes is brilliant.
John Boitnott
When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks
Risk

When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.
Sreekanth Ravi
The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face
Mistakes

The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business.
JT Ripton
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes
Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
John Rampton
4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded
Startup Basics

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Weston Bergmann
17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time
Mistakes

17 Absentminded Mistakes That Will Cost Your Business Big Time

Distracted by daily tasks and critical goals, most entrepreneurs let seemingly unimportant issues slip through the cracks.
Danny Wong
My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume
My Biggest Mistake

My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume

You have heard the saying, 'don't judge a book by its cover.' Here is why you shouldn't judge a person by her resume.
Mike Templeman
$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle
Failure

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
Alyson Shontell
Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything
Starting a Business

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here's a better strategy.
Diana Ransom