Is the government doing the right things to change the failure rates of start-ups?

Whilst the word on the street is that 8 out of 10 start-ups go bust within a few years, the real data is harder to find. What is true is that the majority of start-ups fail over a period of years. An RSA research report found that 55% of start-ups in the UK fail within 5 years. These slightly more positive figures are probably more accurate. It may well be that the government is too excited

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“Evidence” is key for entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur it is very easy to be enthralled by your product at the expense of everything else. But it is critical to remember that “evidence” is key to success and making proper traction. By evidence, I mean something that forms the basis of long-term sustainable advantage. This isn’t necessarily just revenues or users, although it may be. It is likely to be: Customers / users who state that they value your product over the

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