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List of Failed Businesses and Unsuccessful Companies

Updated October 24, 2017 551.7k views403 items

Thinking of starting a new business? Take a lesson from these failed companies! Presented is a list of notable failed businesses. What businesses have failed? These bankrupt business failures were notable in some way for either the size of the failed company or the unexpectedness of the insolvency. Which companies have failed? These are the notable corporate bombs of the last two decades.

These companies could not last forever. But these ones definitely lacked the staying power of someone of the most famous brands in the world today. Big companies deal with failure all the time. But when their epic fails get so large that they threaten to take down the whole business, there's not much hope for a bright future.

Which currently failing businesses do you think will go the way of the dodo? Which struggling companies will rally and avoid total meltdown? Only time will tell. For now, perhaps there's something to learn from these businesses that were definitely not too big to fail.