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

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!

This infographic was sent to me compliments of

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?

Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media team at a large advertising agency in Chicago. Nicole also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helped develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.