Managing Risk

Survival Strategies

5 Things to Work on to Protect Your Business Before a Crisis Hits

If you left your business for six months, would you have the right survival systems in place?
Franchises

Answering the Million-Dollar Franchise Question

The appeal of a franchise is that it is a "proven'' business concept but the reality is much less certain.
Perfection

How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business

Very often, perfection is the enemy of success. Don't let it be.
Taking Risks

4 Lessons on Staring Down Fear and Taking Risks from Tightrope-Walker Nik Wallenda

Meticulous preparation and tireless practice, not bravado or recklessness, are the foundation of success when failure really is not an option.
Growth Strategies

3 Ways Companies Can Encourage Smart Risk Taking

Many business leaders and organizations are predisposed to say no, thereby quashing experimentation and innovation. Here's how to welcome new ideas and tactics.
Workplace Diversity

More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking

Research shows that businesses of all sizes would be wise to include leadership from all walks of life.
Risk

Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

You have to navigate potentially dangerous terrain to reach your goals and build success.
Survival Strategies

5 Tips for Staving Off an Attack From a Special Interest Group

Strategically responding to threats can save your company and elevate your reputation.
Taking Risks

Risk is the Admission Fee of Entrepreneurship

After recognizing an opportunity, you have to assess the costs, both financial and personal, to pursuing it.
Leadership

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

Being a great leader requires more than just attention to detail. Keep these points in mind when taking your management up a notch -- or several.
Starting a Business

10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup

Even if your company is profitable, you could still run out of that oh-so-important business lifeblood: cash. Here are some common capital issues to avoid.
Growth Strategies

Why Being 'Good' Can Help You Build a Successful Startup

When you work for yourself, your reputation is your most important asset. Here's how to keep it looking shiny and new.
Starting a Business

9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs

To truly learn the ins and outs of launching a business, some suggest working at a startup is all you need.
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them

Starting up is obviously a risk, which can make jumping right in scary. Here's how to minimize those risks to boost your entrepreneurial rewards.