If your planning on building a successful business, keep in mind that only a mere 1 in 12 people will succeed. This stat is not suppose to deter anyone, but it should encourage people to do it properly and to get it right when doing so.
This info graph is something anyone thinking of going into business for themselves should take a look at. It states that a successful business will have a good product and a large market for this product to grow in. It must also be able to balance the growth of five core dimensions: customers, product, team, business model and funding. It also compares inconsistent and consistent startups.
Businesses that fail have a premature scaling of one of these five dimensions.