What is business risk ? Define the nature of business risk

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asked Apr 11, 2018 in Class XI Business Studies by priya12 (-12,524 points)
What is business risk ? Define the nature of business risk

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answered Apr 11, 2018 by aditya23 (-2,178 points)

The term ‘business risk’ refer to the possibility of inadequate profits or even losses, due to uncertainties or unexpected events. For example, the demand for a particular product may decline due to change in tastes and preferences of consumers. Decrease in demand will result in lesser sale and thereby lesser profits. 

Nature of business risk : The nature of business risks can be understood in terms of its peculiar characteristics:

  1. Business risks arise due to uncertainties.
  2. Risk is an essential part of every business.
  3. Degree of risk depends mainly upon the nature and size of business.
  4. Profit is the reward for risk taking.

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