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How to Take Calculated Risks in Business: Tips for Entrepreneurs

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 2, 2021 • 4 min read

It’s nearly impossible to start a new business or launch a new product without some degree of risk-taking. In the United States and in free markets around the globe, entrepreneurs and small business owners understand that when it comes to new ventures, the chance of success is slim and the risk of failure is considerably high. So why do entrepreneurs nonetheless charge headfirst into new opportunities in business and product development, despite this high level of risk? The answer is that a successful entrepreneur almost never lays everything they have on the line; rather, they take calculated risks.