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5 Reasons Startups Fail

CEO Blog Nation
November 14, 2014
Written by Wes O’Donnell, alumnus, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Military University
The first 12 months of the life of a startup is often referred to as the “valley of death.” Indeed, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 25 percent of startups close their doors within the first year.
Along my entrepreneurial journey, I learned from other people’s mistakes to try to make as few mistakes of my own as possible. So what can we learn from those that have so gallantly failed before us? What are some common reasons startups fail?

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