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Council Post: 10 Risk Management Tips For New Business Owners

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1. Don't Put It Off 

Risk management is incredibly stressful, especially as a beginner. Because of this, you may have a strong urge to put off certain aspects of risk management until a later date.

  • Fight that urge and handle any risk mitigation duties as soon as possible.
  • Make th...

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2. Learn To Weigh The Risk 

The process begins by evaluating and weighing the risk. It's important to refine your skills to pinpoint real risk so that you can manage it and save your business from any blunders.

  • Think about the consequences of the risk at hand.
  • You can divide them into ca...

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3. Ask Yourself The Right Questions

 I have a handful of questions I ask myself before making decisions:

  • What are the economic ramifications in terms of risk and opportunity cost of not doing something?
  • How can I mitigate both?
  • What is the worst that can happen?

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4. Get Tailored Insurance

 It's important to protect your business and mitigate risk by getting insurance. Using insurance can remove a great deal of stress from your shoulders.

It's a good idea to understand the different insurance packages out there and to pick the best one for y...

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5. Start With Your Finances 

Managing financial risks should be at the top of a new business owner's mind. You can reduce risk by setting up appropriate payment records and minimizing outstanding balances. It's also important to identify credit risks early on.

Avoid outside financing and loans...

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6. Be Proactive About Preventative Measures

 To avoid sudden blunders, it's imperative to incorporate preventative measures that will save you when the time comes. This means having the right tools and methods to handle and deal with unexpected situations calmly and effectively.

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7. Have A Backup Plan

 A backup plan can help you when you get into a dicey, risk-related situation. As much as we would like to think that all of our ideas are going to work out 100% of the time, they usually don't. In fact, a majority of risks usually result in no change or a slight loss.

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8. Plan For All Risk Scenarios

The best way to handle risk is to plan for it. It's critical to have some type of risk management plan in place. This plan should include identifying all risk scenarios,

  • how risk could potentially impact your business,
  • contingency planning and recovery
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9. Understand The Odds You're Up Against

 New business owners also new to risk management should understand the importance of having a probability-based mindset. Business leaders have to make decisions on matters big and small regularly, and each decision will have its risks and rewards.

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10. Control Growth From The Beginning

 To control growth means controlling risks. To do this, a business owner should first define their growth objectives.

  • Prepare a growth strategy to understand the risks to your company.
  • Analyze your internal resources, the market, your competitors and distribu...

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