Why you shouldn’t start up a startup

Every one of us has a winning business idea in us, but it takes a big leap of faith to make that move to turn that winning idea into a viable startup business.

And while there’s loads of advice out there on why and how you should go all in for your own startup, there’s not much out there that offers up reasons why you shouldn’t.

But we’ve found some…

Why you shouldn’t start up a business

Starting up a business is a massive undertaking, and one that’s often easier to talk yourself out of than in to – after all, if you don’t try, you can’t fail.

And there’s no shame in not trying – no-one wants to see their dream collapse around their ears – but if you don’t give it a go, you’ll never know if your idea could have changed both your life and the lives of those around you.

So before you start looking at the reasons why you should start a business, it might be worth considering the reasons why you shouldn’t.

This infographic from FundersandFounders.com, information designers who explain startups and entrepreneurship visually, offers up 16 good reasons why starting up a business might not be right for you – if any of them resonate with you, it might be worth canning the idea, at least for the time being.


What do you think of the points above? Did you have any doubts about starting your own business only for it to be a roaring success? Or did you think you had a winning idea only to find your startup dream soon became the stuff of nightmares?

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