From Failure to Success: How Entrepreneurs Bounce Back

Owning a small business isn’t easy. On any given day things can go wrong – from something you’ll laugh about next week, to severe hurdles that set you back months.

Everyone worries about failure, no matter where you are in the world. But as the saying goes, 'if at first, you don’t succeed, try again.' Because sometimes you have to fail before you succeed.

Vistaprint looked at the attitudes small business owners, like yourself, have towards failing in business, the reasons things don't work out and how successful entrepreneurs handle failure. The research also draws out some interesting differences across a few European countries.

Overwhelmingly, small business owners showed resilience in the face of adversity and an ability to take failure in their stride. Learning from past mistakes, remaining positive and taking responsibility were crucial pieces of advice business owners attributed to bouncing back with confidence.

The infographic below looks at some of the most interesting differences between countries’ attitudes to failure. Rest assured on your darker days –you’re not alone. In fact, you’re among an international group of entrepreneurs who know how to thrive.