Pulling The Plug On A Startup: How To Decide

By Adam Wright, president, CEO and co-founder of Associated Graphics (AGI), the nation’s leader in fleet, vehicle and environmental graphics.

When should an entrepreneur cut their losses and walk away?

Opening a business is a risky venture. Entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas or large coffers of startup funding can still fail.

Just look at the numbers: According to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, at least a third of new businesses shut down after two years. Half close up within five years. Two-thirds never reach the 10-year mark.

In addition, it’s not always necessary to brainstorm an entirely original idea. Instead, focus on an industry you already

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