Businesses come and go. In fact, the Small Business Association’s Frequently Asked Questions of 2018 reported that only about half of all establishments survive five years or longer and about one-third survive past the 10-year mark.
You’ve probably seen it in your own backyard: A budding entrepreneur comes to town and opens a tea cafe that also sells antique furniture. You expect a niche shop like this to fail hard and fast — but that’s not always the case.
The following oddball businesses are proof that you can defy statistics — and even common logic. From chicken rentals to plastic wishbones, take a look at some of the more interesting ventures that have found success.