To be successful, every business owner must learn to cope with risk. While it is probably not possible to totally eliminate risk, there are some basic ways to cope with it.
Stick to Your original Plan
When starting your business, you should draft an outline of every aspect of it from sales and marketing to projected revenues. You should consider several different perspectives as you go about running your business. Once your original plan is drafted and survives the first quarter, stick to it. You may be tempted by the opinions of others and trends to change horses mid-stream. Resist this temptation.
Interacting with the public or even dealing with business to business commerce always comes with an element of risk. It’s possible that your product could be involved in an accident that causes injury or damage. No matter how well designed, or labeled your products are- you should protect yourself by purchasing liability insurance. If you are the target of a frivolous lawsuit- even if you win- you could lose an unacceptable amount of money in lost profits and court costs. Discuss a liability insurance policy with your insurance agent before you begin offering any products or services to customers.
Carefully Monitor Your Business
In order to manage risk, it is necessary to take steps to determine when risks may occur. These risks include the activities of your competition, marketplace fluctuation, trends in fraud, and weaknesses in your organization’s safety procedures and operations. It may be that your quality-control isn’t thorough enough and that defects are reaching the marketplace. These potential risks must be identified and remedied in order to help mitigate the total risk to your livelihood.
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