Nicole Walker has been a writer for 10 years and has had poetry published in the University of Georgia's Stillpoint literary magazine. She is currently working on a short story collection.
She can be contacted at email@example.com
During times of an economic downturn, some choose to focus on lack while others decide to look for a business opportunity. Risk is part of the territory of entrepreneurship, but investing in a new business in economically challenging times can be particularly daunting.
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