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What is the riskiest business to start at the moment?


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Conversation Summary

Risk management is an important part of any business and especially for new businesses starting out. How risky a business is to start depends on many factors including the economy, location, target market etc. A business that may have been great to start last year might be a disaster to start now.

When starting a new business, carrying out a risk assessment is vital, but often overlooked, and it is usually the businesses that do not analyse the risk that end up failing.


  • What risk factors should people think about before starting a business?
  • What would have been a low risk business to start two years ago?
  • What would be a low risk business to start today?
  • What type of business would be very risky to start today?

Key Vocabulary

  • Risk noun
  • Risky adjective
  • Risk factor noun
  • Risk assessment noun
  • Economy noun
  • Market noun
  • Overlook verb
  • Analyse verb
  • End up phrasal verb
  • Fail verb
  • Risk management noun
  • Depend on phrasal verb

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