The road to entrepreneurial success is laden with risks. Here are 8 key risks all entrepreneurs should consider taking –
1. Technological Risk
As a result of expansive technological advances, taking risks in the field of innovation and creating a commercial system that keeps up with the rapid pace of commerce is a must. Since it can be difficult for entrepreneurs to be able to scale the future accurately, it is a risk that they need to invest in.
2. Political and Legal
This form of risk is ever-present, particularly in the case of commercial ventures that are run in ambiguous situations. This consists of the changing political situation together with the variations in laws and guidelines. Conglomerates have to face this risk when they are working cooperatively with foreign governments and need to make sure that their business flourishes.
3. Economic Risks
A fine example of this form of risk will be the present economic slump that has been affecting countries around the globe. This risk takes in the changes in the economic cycles that comprises of periods of extreme prosperity and depression. These cannot be foretold accurately and must be considered by the entrepreneurs based on their own experience and intuition.
4. Financial Risks
Making sure that the business does not run out of money is a unique difficulty -entrepreneurs are required to have a good fiscal sense with the aim of running a business effectively. They need to handle cash flow, forecast demand and supply and take a risk of making certain errors in these complex calculations.
5. Risk of Hiring
It is the responsibility of the entrepreneurs to shape an exciting team of executives who can lead the workers in the correct direction. No business can achieve its goals without the sustenance of its workers that act as the spine.
Companies always face the risk of employees leaving them. There can be other problems such as workers coming up with extremely low employee output. All of these issues can be very difficult to solve. This is why companies must invest in proper HR recruitment beforehand.
6. Tactical Risk
Tactical risk is the risk of a plan being unsuccessful due to some unforeseen circumstances. Entrepreneurs must have forethought and farsightedness so that they can strategize appropriately. In addition to that, entrepreneurs may not have the correct amount of information about every facet of their business. Hence taking external help becomes necessary which can be a risk on its own.
7. Health and Safety Hazards
It is the responsibility of the entrepreneur to provide a suitable environment to its workers so that they don’t face any health or safety hazard.
8. Competition Risk
Risk from surrounding competition involves the risk of a business being hampered by other competing forces in the market. This type of risk is fundamental to free markets.
These were the most basic risks that every entrepreneur has to face and overcome. Now, what is the best way to stay away from risks? Consistent research and analysis!

When it comes to entrepreneurship, success may not come without taking risks. Entrepreneurs, in the long run for success, may need to cope with technological risks, financial risks, economic risks, health and safety hazards, risk involving market competition, and lots more. With proper analysis and research, these risks can be dealt with.

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Reshali Balasubramaniam
Head of HR, HR Counselor and adviser at Do you offer a Service? Signup for an account at