Definitions for "Barrier to Entry"
Any impediment that prevents new firms from competing on an equal basis with existing firms in an industry.
anything that impedes the ability of firms to begin a new business in an industry in which existing firms are earning positive economic profits
a cost of producing (at some or every rate of output) which must be borne by firms which seek to enter an industry but is not borne by firms already in the industry
A financial, technical, material or other obstacle that must be overcome to do business in a given business category.
Factors that prevent companies from entering into a particular market, such as high initial investment in equipment.