Managing Risk

payment processing

Why Payment Processors Suspend Their Legitimate-but-High Risk Merchants

Of course payment processors drop shady businesses but lots of honest businesses are deemed too much trouble to bother with.
Managing Risk

Straight Talk: What a Lifelong Love of Poker Taught Me About Business

Poker is a high-wire act that any CEO could recognize. You're managing risk at all times, and you're making decisions based on insufficient information.
Payments and Collections

What to Do With Bad Debts On Your Books

The longer you are owed, the less likely you are to be paid.
Business Plans

3 Crucial Questions to 'Fail Proof' Your New Business Idea

Risk is inherent but minimizing it is pretty much common sense, when you stop to think about it.

How Men and Women Take Risks Differently in Business

How you perceive risk depends on internal factors you've never considered.
Managing Risk

John Travolta: 'I Know Where Every Cent I've Ever Spent Has Gone'

The well-known actor discusses philanthropy, success and the importance of being fiscally responsible.
Fear

Adventure-Seeking Astronaut Shares 4 Tips for Overcoming Fear

Turns out, this former astronaut, inventor, explorer and physician, Dr. Scott Parazynski isn't immune to fear, but knows how to manage it.
Leadership

Encouraging Smart Risk Taking Doesn't Mean Tolerating Dumb Mistakes

Your company needs to encourage a prudent approach to taking the risks necessary to maximize your potential.
Taking Risks

Entrepreneurship is a Game of Calculated Risk

Calculated, or intelligent, risks, give an entrepreneur various options to approach problems.
Retirement Planning

5 Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Reduce Their Risk Planning Retirement

A startup founder's whole life is about risk and uncertainty. Plan a stable retirement, if only to bring some stability into your life for a change.
Managing Risk

Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind

Preparation mitigates entrepreneurial risk and smooths the road ahead.
Taking Risks

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Risk-Taking

Focus on the known factors when you can, accept ambiguities -- and understand that failure is never the end of the road.
Fact vs Fiction

Myths That Can Hold New Entrepreneurs Back

Here are six ways you're making things harder for yourself.
Entrepreneur Mindset

The One Thing You Have to Do to Win or You've Lost Already

You can't win if you don't play but winning consistently requires more than merely playing.
Managing Risk

How to Manage Risk After Success

With some consideration of the risks that come along with success and effective planning, you can improve the odds that you will enjoy the fruits of your hard work for many years to come.