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SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

Is Starting a Business Right For You?

Many people dream of starting a business - but are hesitant to start a business of their own because they don't know if they're the right sort of person to be starting a business or are worried that they'll start a business and fail.

Before you start, be aware that life is not so simple that you can take this test and know the outcome of your success; nor should you rely on the results in their entirety. The idea is to give you a feeling, a pointer, as to how you are in relation to traits known to be successful for others. Think of this as a bit of fun, it will help guide you to your suitability to our "subjective" views on what makes a great personality and approach for entrepreneurship. It's not meant to dissuade you or vice-versa, it's just a simple tool to get started with on your journey - have fun with it. Maybe even use it to improve in areas that will simply make you better suited for life as an entrepreneur.

Click the button to get started, you will get a score at the end out of 100. This will take around 20-30 minutes of your time, it's a comprehensive test so allow enough time to get to the end.

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BUSM4010

1 / 100

Category: Faith

Sometimes things happen and I can't explain why but I am happy that they did

2 / 100

Category: Vision

When I set my goals, I don't tend to visualize how it will feel to achieve them.

3 / 100

Category: Integrity

I do whatever it takes to do a deal even if it means telling a few white lies

4 / 100

Category: Dedication

I am starting a business to get rich but I am not that interested in the business itself

5 / 100

Category: Vision

I always keep my focus on the "end of the road" rather than short term problems or issues

6 / 100

Category: Integrity

I cheat a little on my income tax.

7 / 100

Category: Communication

I believe in the Hemingway saying, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen"

8 / 100

Category: Persistence

I find it hard to keep going a project when others are not that interested

9 / 100

Category: Vision

I find it hard to think of original ideas.

10 / 100

Category: Persistence

When working on a project if I hit a dead end I lose interest in continuing

11 / 100

Category: Action

If I needed to start my business I would be happy to jump on a plane to visit potential customers from day one

12 / 100

Category: Dedication

I sometimes miss a meal in order to finish what I'm doing.

13 / 100

Category: Dedication

I don't think you need to be passionate about a business to succeed, it's better to be highly skilled and knowledgeable

14 / 100

Category: Vision

I agree with the saying "Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men"

15 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I think change is inevitable, it's our job to exploit it

16 / 100

Category: Courage

It is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all

17 / 100

Category: Persistence

If I believe in what I am doing I will not be knocked off course by others opinions

18 / 100

Category: Faith

I have faith in my team that they will deliver no matter what

19 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I believe in my idea and I don't think we should change the course of business under any circumstances

20 / 100

Category: Action

I find goal setting and future planning counter productive and prefer to just do things that are on my to-do list

21 / 100

Category: Integrity

My reputation is important over the long term and I would rather lose a big deal than tarnish it

22 / 100

Category: Courage

I never panic when faced with a disaster, I just get on with things and work them out

23 / 100

Category: Confidence

After making a decision, I sometimes wonder whether I've made the right one.

24 / 100

Category: Vision

I am always coming up with new ideas and dreams

25 / 100

Category: Faith

I am happy to live my life without uncertainty and don't like make leaps of faith

26 / 100

Category: Courage

I prefer to leave the sales and customer discussions to others to work out

27 / 100

Category: Courage

It's important to be very careful and not to take risks with your own money

28 / 100

Category: Confidence

I don't believe a person can start a successful business unless they are fully qualified

29 / 100

Category: Action

When doing my homework on a new business I cold-call as many people as possible to get their opinion

30 / 100

Category: Confidence

I don't feel discouraged when others disagree with my opinions.

31 / 100

Category: Faith

At times I question my own ability to succeed but I have faith in myself and I keep going

32 / 100

Category: Action

The Japanese proverb, "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare" is nonsense

33 / 100

Category: Communication

I brainstorm with my staff or colleagues whenever I need creative ideas.

34 / 100

Category: Confidence

I feel uncomfortable talking with others about the mistakes I have made.

35 / 100

Category: Persistence

I am like a dog with a bone, once I start I have to finish everything

36 / 100

Category: Communication

I don't enjoy persuading and exciting people about my ideas, I prefer to let others do the talking

37 / 100

Category: Dedication

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

38 / 100

Category: Confidence

I don't enjoy speaking to groups of people.

39 / 100

Category: Communication

Before I make an important decision, I ask for feedback from people I respect.

40 / 100

Category: Vision

It is important to have a vision of the future, a big goal, that you can focus on achieving no matter what

41 / 100

Category: Dedication

I need to keep taking on challenges and testing myself.

42 / 100

Category: Courage

It is important for me to know that I have a dependable income.

43 / 100

Category: Integrity

I believe in the saying, "Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty"

44 / 100

Category: Communication

When discussing an issue, I try to relate to the other person's situation.

45 / 100

Category: Communication

I am not happy standing up and talking to an audience

46 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I look for new ways of doing things.

47 / 100

Category: Vision

Sometimes I lose motivation for my business because I am not sure of it's value to me and my family

48 / 100

Category: Courage

I don't like to fail as people with ridicule me and I will never get a second chance

49 / 100

Category: Action

I usually have a plan of action before starting a project.

50 / 100

Category: Faith

Faith is irrelevant in the outcome of a successful business, you need money to be successful

51 / 100

Category: Action

Once I've met a challenge I am usually satisfied, and don't need to look for other projects.

52 / 100

Category: Faith

I often have doubts about my abilities and these stop me from doing things I want to do

53 / 100

Category: Faith

Sometimes I will need to continue my business against all the logical evidence because I believe in my dream

54 / 100

Category: Courage

I would start my own business if I felt right about it, in spite of my family's reservations.

55 / 100

Category: Adaptability

If I am faced with a sudden change in plans, I can quickly think of alternatives and decide on a new direction.

56 / 100

Category: Confidence

I don't feel anxious about giving up my job to start a business.

57 / 100

Category: Faith

I think that I should act based on clear evidence and don't like to make decisions without that even if I have no choice

58 / 100

Category: Adaptability

When I am placed in a new situation at work, I quickly sort out what needs to be done.

59 / 100

Category: Vision

It's better to get short term goals achieved one by one rather than have a big dream to focus on

60 / 100

Category: Action

Quite often I have a job to do that I don't have the skills for but I do it anyway

61 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I believe in the saying,

62 / 100

Category: Faith

Faith is for religious people and should not enter into business decisions

63 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I always do something right the first time, I don't change my approach.

64 / 100

Category: Persistence

It's better to give something a go but if it's just too hard to move on to something else

65 / 100

Category: Communication

When I have an idea I think it's important to stick to it without getting others opinions

66 / 100

Category: Persistence

If I don't reach my objectives within a short time, I tend to lose interest.

67 / 100

Category: Dedication

When I do a sport or hobby I am constantly competing with myself to improve my performance

68 / 100

Category: Confidence

When a decision has to be made, I can make it easily even though I am not sure of the outcome.

69 / 100

Category: Communication

I enjoy trying to excite and enthuse people about my ideas

70 / 100

Category: Integrity

I will stand up for what I believe in even if it gets me fired

71 / 100

Category: Action

After I have an idea I like to think long and hard about it before getting it started

72 / 100

Category: Confidence

I am happy to tell anyone about my business and try and persuade them to get involved

73 / 100

Category: Persistence

I am good at finding a creative solution to a problem or to get people to move a roadblock

74 / 100

Category: Persistence

If someone in authority tells me something can't be done I tend to agree

75 / 100

Category: Vision

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.

76 / 100

Category: Courage

I wouldn't take on a new business idea unless I had all the right experience and financial backing

77 / 100

Category: Faith

The quote "Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible" makes sense to me

78 / 100

Category: Dedication

I don't let work get in the way of my social and family life

79 / 100

Category: Confidence

In a tense situation, I get rattled easily.

80 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I like to focus on my job and don't like having to juggle many tasks at once

81 / 100

Category: Persistence

I believe "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."

82 / 100

Category: Integrity

When I get bad news about that affects others it's best to keep that to myself

83 / 100

Category: Dedication

I think the saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" is ridiculous

84 / 100

Category: Integrity

If I had to choose between paying myself and a staff member, I will pay myself first

85 / 100

Category: Persistence

If the new business is not working out I will find a way to get the sales, money or resources I need whatever it takes

86 / 100

Category: Dedication

I am prepared to work seven days a week to get my business started

87 / 100

Category: Confidence

I believe that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to do.

88 / 100

Category: Action

When starting a business it's better to go slowly and take our time rather than try and get customers right away

89 / 100

Category: Dedication

Once I set an objective, I don't care how long it takes to attain it.

90 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I can easily distinguish between myself and the business, allowing me to face my mistakes and move

91 / 100

Category: Integrity

I would employ staff if I needed them even if I wasn't sure we could pay them at the end of the month

92 / 100

Category: Integrity

I tell the truth about situations even if it reflects badly on me personally

93 / 100

Category: Courage

I believe in the saying, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

94 / 100

Category: Vision

I get frustrated if I don't receive immediate rewards for my efforts.

95 / 100

Category: Adaptability

I am reluctant to modify my tactics once I've made up my mind.

96 / 100

Category: Courage

I don't have a great deal of money or relevant education to start a business but I am going to anyway

97 / 100

Category: Integrity

Life is tough and you need to do what you have to do, even if it means stepping on others to succeed in business

98 / 100

Category: Action

I have a plan for my life with key goals and outcomes that I review regularly

99 / 100

Category: Communication

I don't like talking about my business and ideas unless someone steals them

100 / 100

Category: Communication

I really understand my business and don't need any advice on how best to succeed

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