Taking Risks in Business


On October 22nd, I announced the first in a series of videos that I did for UPS and provided a bit of the backstory behind the filming of the videos.

Today, I’m pleased to announce the second video.  It’s about taking risks in business.

Even the most wildly successful entrepreneurs do not have 100% wins.  They sometimes win — but they also fail.   It’s just that the world remembers the wins which  soon overshadow the failures.

If you’re like most rest of us, you too have had some business experience that did not go as well as you planned.   But I am a glass-half-full person and look for the silver lining.  I find that the experience gained from failures leads to success.  In other words, it’s the lessons we learn from failure that help propel us eventually toward success.

“Next time it will be different,” I say to myself after something that does not go well.

The thing to remember is to have courage.  Resist the temptation to curl up in a little ball.   Instead — go out and try something new.  To overcome failure you have to take risks.

That’s the focus of this second video, “Taking Risks in Business”:

Again, I would like to thank United Parcel Service (UPS) whose sponsorship made it possible for me to do the videos.  I’d like to point out that several other people created videos in this series. You can find them all in a YouTube channel put together by PopURLS.  The videos include:

  • “The Economics of Abundance” featuring Mike Masnick of TechDirt;
  • “Over-Communication” and “Think Local” featuring Matt Marshall of VentureBeat;
  • “Monitoring Your Industry” and “Social Networking” featuring Adam Ostrow of Mashable;
  • and last but not least, yours truly, Anita Campbell, in 2 videos releases so far, including “Partnering With Suppliers” and this latest video, “Taking Risks in Business.”


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.