There is a great amount of enthusiasm when you start your own business. It is truly amazing to see what started as just an idea become a real thing. However, motivation is not a guarantee of success. Unfortunately, less than 50% of businesses make it to their 5th year, and only 33% make it to 10 years. A massive 82% of businesses fail because of cash flow problems. For this reason, your burn rate is an essential figure that you have to be aware of.