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Around 20% of new businesses don’t make it past their first year running. Half will struggle to get to the fifth year of their life, and, in the end, just a third of companies manage to reach their tenth anniversary.

For a lot of people, this shows just how much risk running your own venture can be. This makes it hard for people to feel confident in this area, and will often be one of the biggest factors stopping you from starting your own dream.

Of course, though, it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead, there are loads of ways to get into a business without risking the money you’ve worked so hard to put into it. It’s just a matter of doing some research to find the right option for you.

To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a couple of the different ways you can make entrepreneurship less risky.

1. A Free Business

A lot of people spend a long time thinking about ways to try and take risk out of their business efforts. In reality, though, the easiest way to do this is by taking the cash out of it all together.

There are loads of different types of company which can be started for free. Blogs, digital media companies, and a wide range of other ideas can be tried, but it’s best to think about something you’ll enjoy. Most people don’t realize how little you need to begin work. Of course, though, you will have to work very hard for this.

For some people, the time you have to invest into this will be far more than they will be willing to give. In this case, you will be risking your time instead of hard cash. The value of this resource values from person to person and some people will be very happy to use their time to build their own income.

Along with the time you have to spend, though, you also have to consider to effort you will have to put in. Starting something big from absolutely nothing takes a lot.

2. A Business Which Is Already Big

The concept of risk is different for every person. For some, avoiding spending all together will be a good idea. But, for others, choosing to buy a business which has already shown success could be a great way to go about this sort of work.

There are loads of ways to buy into a business which you like the look of. Top franchise opportunities can be found in many different places, and this can be the perfect way to start your venture.

Of course, no business idea is a sure-fire way to find success. When you buy an established business, you have to work very hard to uphold the brand you’ve bought into, or customers will be unlikely to stick with you.

Along with this, this sort of idea is often much more expensive than starting something smaller from the ground up. Choosing the right sort of company here will make a huge difference. So, it’s worth doing loads of market research before you make any big decisions.

3. Get Some Help

When you first start out, it can often feel like you’re alone in the confusing world of business. This couldn’t be further from the reality of the situation, though, and you have access to loads of different resources and people to help you with your work. From experts in the file do those around you, it’s just a matter of looking to find what you need.

A lot of the most successful businesspeople in the world heavily rely on others to help them to find the right path. In most cases, this sort of support will come in the form of a business manager. A professional like this can drive your decision making, give you good advice, and even help you with the complexities of business law. It doesn’t always come cheap, but this sort of resource could be perfect to remove some of the risks from your company.

Along with the support a business manager can give you; it can also be a good plan to have someone work with you on a more direct basis. Two people are able to get much more done than just one. When it comes to business, having someone else invested with you will make the experience a lot less risky. Together, you will have a much greater chance of seeing issues as they come, and you’ll have less of your own money put into the company.

With the years it’s had to grow, the web is an excellent place to find free information surrounding an array of areas. From blogs and forums which give you access to other users to guides and government sites which are purely information based, there’s always something to help you. Most of these options are completely free, making them perfect for anyone. Of course, though, you have to make sure that you are getting your data from the right places to meet your risk-reducing potential.

Most people don’t consider those around them to be a good source of support with their business. It’s unlikely that your friends and family have the same experience as you, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be helpful. In fact, they can often be one of the best sounding boards you have. Having the option to share ideas, worries, and challenges with those around you can be a great way to come up with creative solutions. Of course, though, you also have to know when to follow your gut.

Reducing risk in your business is never an easy job. Hopefully, though, this post should give you all the inspiration you need to get started on your risk-free venture. In most cases, with the right work and determination, you can seal the deal on a sure-fire success.

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