Twelve-Minute Risk Management

Strategies and Tools Small Business Owners Need Right Now to Navigate Today's Business World

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
204 Pages
Reviewed on 07/26/2022
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Author Biography

Ivy Walker is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning author, teacher, business coach, and award-winning director and executive producer of documentary films. She is a woman of many talents who has spent her career working in various industries perfecting her wide range of skills. She is passionate about small businesses—the engine of the American economy—and their founders who determine to become masters of their fate by following their dreams and betting on themselves.

Ivy has founded or co-founded multiple companies, including Helios Digital Learning, a company using digital storytelling to help business professionals and students improve their ethical decision-making, Purpose Workforce Solutions, a staffing firm that specializes in connecting the aspirations of disconnected youth to job opportunities, and AskCoda, a risk-management platform for small businesses.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

When you decided to become a business owner, you probably imagined some of the risks you would face. However, have you ever wondered if you and your company could deal with a cyber attack or if you are safe from fraud and abuse? Have you ever wondered if your workplace offers protection against violence? All of these situations need your consideration, but if you do not have the time to reflect on them all (every business owner has limited time), I recommend that you read Ivy Walker's handy manual, Twelve-Minute Risk Management: Strategies and Tools Small Business Owners Need Right Now to Navigate Today's Business World. Written for small business owners who want the best for their business, this book will put you on the right path by analyzing risks and offering what you need most - solutions.

Twelve-Minute Risk Management will make many small business owners happy. Ivy Walker will open the eyes of those who read her book and make them understand what steps are required for the security of their business. In particular, I was fascinated by the chapter on cyber-attacks. I believe the author's warning that small companies are more at risk than large ones will make business owners grasp the importance of paying attention to this aspect. The chapter about workplace violence (and the considerations of domestic violence it implies) also offers valuable insights into how the employer should deal with employees. This is a book that small business owners will appreciate for its no-nonsense approach. I believe they will all benefit from reading it.