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Risk-Averse? You Can Still Make It As An Entrepreneur. An entrepreneur's guide to minimizing early-stage business risk.

By Aytekin Tank Edited by Frances Dodds

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren maxed out 11 credit cards to keep his music-streaming service alive.

Jeff Bezos quit a lucrative hedge fund gig to start Amazon out of his garage. He and the company neared financial ruin before the online bookstore finally took off.

The greater the risk, the greater the reward, right?

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