Consider a few “real world facts”:

Statistics clearly reveal that for every alleged brilliant new idea, impassioned start up, or early stage business venture (at least up to five years) that anywhere from 36% to 50% will fail depending upon industry area (e.g., pick your poison)http://isbdc.org/small-business-failure-rates-causes/http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/01/27/do-9-out-of-10-new-businesses-fail-as-rand-paul-claims/
http://articles.bplans.com/the-real-data-on-small-business-failures/

Only about half of all new establishments survive five years or more – only one-third survive 10 years or more. (US SBA Off. Of Advocacy; also, http://www.sbecouncil.org/about-us/facts-and-data).

Are there remedies and means to prevent?

Education and knowledge are the pathways, See VetLikeMe (Disabled Veteran National Publication for Veterans)