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Taking Risk for Business Growth

Study Mode: Online
Enrolled: 754 students
Duration: 1 Week
Lectures: 24
Course type: Short Courses
Verified Certificate: NGN 5, 000
Taking Risk for Business Growth

Business risk is the exposure a company or organization has to factor(s) that will lower its profits or lead it to fail. Anything that threatens a company’s ability to achieve its financial goals is considered a business risk. There are many factors that can converge to create business risk. Sometimes it is a company’s top leadership or management that creates situations where a business may be exposed to a greater degree of risk. However, sometimes the cause of risk is external to a company. Because of this, it is impossible for a company to completely shelter itself from risk. However, there are ways to mitigate the overall risks associated with operating a business; most companies accomplish this through adopting a risk management strategy.

 

When a company experience a high degree of business risk, it may impair its ability to provide investors and stakeholders with adequate returns. 

A company with a higher amount of business risk may decide to adopt a capital structure with a lower debt ratio to ensure that it can meet its financial obligations at all times. With a low debt ratio, when revenues drop the company may not be able to service its debt (and this may lead to bankruptcy). On the other hand, when revenues increase, a company with a low debt ratio experiences larger profits and is able to keep up with its obligations.

 

To calculate risk, analysts use four simple ratios: contribution margin, operation leverage effect, financial leverage effect, and total leverage effect. For more complex calculations, analysts can incorporate statistical methods.

Business risk usually occurs in one of four ways: strategic risk, compliance risk, operational risk, and reputational risk. Basic prerequisite for successful management and development of all businesses is a favorable business environment. It is represented by the environment, in which economic competition is supported and protected by state, which creates clear and stable conditions and ensures their compliance by all market participants, while minimizing administrative barriers towards entrepreneurs.

 

The issue of business risks of small and medium enterprises (SME) represents now current area of theoretical research and practical applications. Financial crisis and gradual recovery of economies in the European Economic Community brought deterioration of the business environment. Presumably, business risks have been increased due to turbulences in the economic system.

 

Small and medium enterprises operate in more challenging economic environment, respectively, many of them struggling with their own survival. It is evident that all these risks are transformed to the financial management of enterprises. In this course, current trends in the area of business risks of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) is examined.

 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to;

  1. Explain what Entrepreneurship means and how you can be become one
  2. Highlight the types of entrepreneurship
  3. Understand Business risk
  4. Risk management for startups/SMEs
  5. And many more.

Course Curriculum

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

1
Entrepreneurship

Self-Paced

2
Becoming an Entrepreneur

Self-Paced

3
Types of Entrepreneurs

Self-Paced

4
The Background and Characteristics of Entrepreneurs

Self-Paced

5
Types Of Entrepreneurship

Self-Paced

6
Importance of Entrepreneurship

Self-Paced

7
Quiz

10 questions

SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS GROWTH

1
Business Growth

Self-Paced

2
How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy

Self-Paced

3
The Five Stages of Small Business Growth

Self-Paced

4
Developing a Small Business Framework

Self-Paced

5
Importance of business growth

Self-Paced

6
Reasons for business growth

Self-Paced

7
Risks of Expansion

Self-Paced

8
Quiz

10 questions

SECTION 3: THEORETICAL APPROACH OF SMES

1
Small and Medium Enterprises

Self-Paced

2
Importance of SME

Self-Paced

3
Relationship between Risk-taking and Business Performance of SMEs

Self-Paced

4
Classification of Risks

Self-Paced

5
Risk Management in Organizations’ Operations

Self-Paced

6
Enterprise Risk Management

Self-Paced

7
Insurance

Self-Paced

8
Small Business SMEs and Micro Enterprises

Self-Paced

9
Risk Management in SMEs

Self-Paced

10
Risk Management in Small Technology Firms

Self-Paced

11
Wrapping Up

Self-Paced

12
Quiz

10 questions

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

1
Entrepreneurship
Self-Paced
2
Becoming an Entrepreneur
Self-Paced
3
Types of Entrepreneurs
Self-Paced
4
The Background and Characteristics of Entrepreneurs
Self-Paced
5
Types Of Entrepreneurship
Self-Paced
6
Importance of Entrepreneurship
Self-Paced
7
Quiz
10 questions

SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS GROWTH

1
Business Growth
Self-Paced
2
How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy
Self-Paced
3
The Five Stages of Small Business Growth
Self-Paced
4
Developing a Small Business Framework
Self-Paced
5
Importance of business growth
Self-Paced
6
Reasons for business growth
Self-Paced
7
Risks of Expansion
Self-Paced
8
Quiz
10 questions

SECTION 3: THEORETICAL APPROACH OF SMES

1
Small and Medium Enterprises
Self-Paced
2
Importance of SME
Self-Paced
3
Relationship between Risk-taking and Business Performance of SMEs
Self-Paced
4
Classification of Risks
Self-Paced
5
Risk Management in Organizations’ Operations
Self-Paced
6
Enterprise Risk Management
Self-Paced
7
Insurance
Self-Paced
8
Small Business SMEs and Micro Enterprises
Self-Paced
9
Risk Management in SMEs
Self-Paced
10
Risk Management in Small Technology Firms
Self-Paced
11
Wrapping Up
Self-Paced
12
Quiz
10 questions

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