A private entrepreneur ventures into the private business arena looking for green pastures to further his or her business interests. As it is the case with other entrepreneurial arenas, private entrepreneur faces three big challenges including risk, ambiguity and uncertainty. Every private entrepreneur must go by the fact that most independent and new businesses fail. The enhanced risk puts private entrepreneurs to demonstrate the efficacy of their innovative business ideas in a way appealing to the masses. The primary risk is to find a market for their ideas and products.
A private entrepreneur might choose to either work with the existing line of products or services or launch some wholly new class of products or services. With regard to the second stand, the risk factor is always more since the entrepreneur has to prove the real worth and usability of the new product from the scratch. The results can be very uncertain depending on how the users receive them. By following the existing line of products, again the risk is to effectively compete with the existing products. Therefore, in every way, the entrepreneur must prove that his or her products and services have a high competitive advantage over the others.
Looking from both the angles, we can talk of a higher risk and lower risk. However, there is no gain without a loss and every entrepreneur must be prepared to take the risk and work with the challenges encountered from time to time. Every business scenario is new and therefore, no typical solution can be suggested to suit all conditions. After all when entrepreneurs have chosen to stay above the others by accepting the risks, they must prove themselves in the long run.