Most small businesses hit the wall in the first three years. For those who tough out the turmoil, it's a Risky Business. This real-life sitcom follows the fortunes of four small businesses and the people who run them. All take risks that threaten their future, their financial security and their family relationships. The charismatic cellular cowboys, part of the rising breed of hip twenty-something business types, face a shootout with a large American telecommunications company in order to expand their mobile phone business into the fat end of town. A rich young Hong Kong couple and their Australian partners lose their cool as they meet obstacle after obstacle in a frantic race to open their upmarket Asian icecream cafe on time. Two hot new fashion designers risk economic survival and their relationship while preparing for the cut-throat catwalks of Australian Fashion Week, and a father's obsession to rule the roost and open yet another chicken shop turns up the heat on a family business. The tension rises over four episodes to reveal the highs and lows behind modern entrepreneurial Australia. Legally required acknowledgements for publication: An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced for the Department of Immigration by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.