These are the most difficult businesses you can start


Ask any entrepreneur and he or she will likely tell you that starting a business isn’t easy. It takes long hours, lots of dedication and often a lot of money to get a business up and running. Given the obstacles, it’s not surprising that half of the businesses with employees don’t survive even five years, according to the Small Business Administration.

If you’re thinking about starting a business, it’s important to know that some types of businesses are harder to start and keep afloat than others. Using U.S. Department of Labor data on survival rates of establishments, GOBankingRates identified which industries have lower survival rates, making them more difficult to start and maintain.

Click through to find out which businesses are challenging to start and why startups fail.

This article originally appeared on These Are the Most Difficult Businesses You Can Start

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