Entrepreneurial Risk Management:

Venture Management

Managing Risk in a Business Startup

Managing Growth-related Risks and Turn Them Into Opportunities

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!

"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing." ~ Warren Buffett

The Five Major Risks Faced by Companies

  • Growth Risk

  • Technology Risk

  • Marketing Risk

  • Financial Risk

  • Team and Management Risk



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By: Miles Spencer and Cliff Ennico

"Comfort, complacency, and confidence the "three Cs" spell disaster for entrepreneurial company."

Would-Be Entrepreneur

SWOT Analysis for a Start-Up Venture

Startup Venture

Reality Check

Start-up Capital Formation Process

Five Tips for Internet Startups

Venture Planning

A Classic Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Business Planning

Startup Business Plan

Venture Management

5 Critical Success Factor for New Ventures

What Changes as Company Grows

Seven Simple Steps to Small Business Success


Getting Prepared

In business, you can never allow yourself to get comfortable with the status quo, because it is always changing. Surprises may be fatal to your business.

Risk is inevitable, avoiding risk impossible. Risk management is the key, always tilting the venture in favor of reward and away from risk.

Identifying and Managing Risks

While all opportunities are associated with risk, the biggest risk is to miss them. Risk results usually not from unpredictability but from ignorance. The more you know about what you are doing, the less risk you run. If you can define risks, you can limit them. Look back on any opportunities you missed and use your past mistakes to learn how to recognize opportunities.

At any its development stage, the company faces the five major risks that change in nature as company evolves:

  1. growth risk;

  2. technology risk;

  3. marketing risk;

  4. financial risk; and

  5. team and management risk.

You cannot avoid these risks, but you can manage them.

From original technological idea generation, the company evolves in several stages:

Ten3 Problem-Solution-Action (PAS) Business Development e-Coach will lead you through your company's growth stages and will help you to manage the risks you face and turn them into opportunities.


Smart & Fast Mini-courses

  1. Venturepreneur, Vadim Kotelnikov

  2. Entrepreneurial Creativity, Vadim Kotelnikov

  3. Venture Financing, Vadim Kotelnikov

  4. 3 Strategies of Market Leaders, Vadim Kotelnikov