To discover if you have potential to run your own business, take the Entrepreneurship Test.
We have been saturated these past years with the idea of entrepreneurship. Everybody seems to want to have their own company. But the truth is that not everybody is suited to build and run an industry by their own. Some people complain about their boss, feel unhappy with their jobs, etc, but they are really not willing to assume all the responsibilities that managing a business involves.
Nowadays, any person can build an ebusiness. Internet broadens the doorway and many that would be excluded in the past, can also hop in now. You can even start a business with no money. But as we said above, the only requisite is an entrepreneur attitude. To discover if you qualify to run your own business, take this test. Select one answer per question (the one you identify with the most) and jot down on a sheet of paper your answers. For example: 1b, 2a, etc. So, without further due, let’s discover if you’re a potential entrepreneur:
1. When I imagine myself with my own ebusiness, I picture myself…
a.) Working until late in the night with a cup of coffee.
b.) Explaining to others what my business is about.
c.) Taking vacations on an Island of the Caribbean, on a yacht.
2. When I have a tech problem…
a.) I’m willing to search the Internet and ask every forum and blog for a solution.
b.) I’d immediately stop going in that direction and head another way that offers less resistance.
c.) It drives me completely crazy, I don’t like to encounter this type of problems.
3.) Regarding the topic of having my own ebusiness…
a.) I have been searching as much as possible.
b.) I’m constantly day dreaming with this idea.
c.) This is the first blog I read on this matter.
4. When doing multiple tasks is required, one diverse from the other…
a.) I enjoy doing them. I like doing different things each day.
b.) I do them but I would prefer more specific tasks and learn to do them really well.
c.) I get stressed out each time I have to do something new. I like repetitive and specific tasks that I’m well acquainted with.
5. When the latest phone comes out and it costs $900 USD…
a.) I continue using my phone that cost me $300 USD but does almost the same things as the latest.
b.) If I have enough money I buy the latest phone. I like to treat myself once in a while.
c.) Having the latest phone will encourage me to constantly work on my ebusiness, so I would buy it even though I have to use my credit cards. It’s an investment.
6. There is training on ebusiness for entrepreneurs that costs $50 USD…
a.) I first research about the training. If it has many positive reviews and the content is related to my goals, I take the course. I find it’s an investment that I will need down the road.
b.) If I have enough money I take the training.
c.) I don’t take the training. I could learn that by my own.
7. Every time a difficult or uncomfortable situation arises at work…
a.) I assume it in a calm and natural way and try to find a solution as calmed as possible. I’m comfortable being uncomfortable.
b.) If I anticipate that one of my actions could bring a difficult situation, I refrain from taking it, even though it could be an important step.
c.) I love peace and would like to be free from any difficult situations as much as possible.
8. Along my life most of my plans…
a.) Have been accomplished.
b.) I try my best to execute what I have planed but things not always come out as I would like.
c.) I really don’t care to let my plans go. Life should not be so rigid.
9. When was the first time you discovered you would like to be an entrepreneur.
a.) I have dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur since I was a child.
b.) I have quite a few years wanting to open my own business.
c.) I have recently started to have financial problems and trouble with my boss and that has made me want to open my own business.
10. At work when the team is discussing the solution to a problem…
a.) I usually come up with the solution that eventually is enacted.
b.) I engage in the discussion and usually see aspects of the problem that the group hasn’t seen.
c.) I assume a neutral stance. I don’t take part in this type of discussions. They are energy-consuming and not very productive.
11. At work when I see evidence of wasteful spending and an attitude that says “It isn’t my money, I do not care”…
a.) I feel frustrated.
b.) I kinda feel uncomfortable, but I forget about it quickly.
c.) I remain indifferent, “I really don’t care about money that’s not mine”.
12. At work when my boss gathers all of us, he always delivers to me…
a.) The assignments that are to difficult for others to accomplish.
b.) Just the same work as all the rest of my co-workers.
c.) The easiest part of the work.
13. When I fail at a task…
a.) I take it as a challenge, resulting in an increased desire to figure out how to succeed.
b.) I move on to something different and try to not let this affect me.
c.) It really upsets me when I fail and it takes me days, and even months to get over it.
14. How would you like money to come into your pocket at work:
a.) I deliver the value of their offerings first and, if that value meets or exceeds customer expectations, I will be rewarded.
b.) I say “give me a rise and I’ll show you what I’m capable of”.
c.) I would like my payment to be independent from my productivity.
15. Concerning gossip:
a.) I think there is nothing more destructive than gossip. And it’s a total waste of time.
b.) I really don’t like gossip but some times I’m entertained hearing some of it. Besides, part of it is true, so there are times when it might be useful.
c.) Co-workers always come to me when venting how unfair they where treated by so-and-so.
Now that you have finished the test, it’s time to take a look at the results. Examine the sheet of paper where you wrote each answer. To those answers with “a”, mark 3 points. For answers with “b” mark 2 points. And to those with “c”, 1 point. Compute the sum of your points and check which category you are in. Here are the categories:
From 15 to 25 points: You’re better of as an employee. I’d push you to a pit with blind folded eyes if I encourage you to open your own business. Besides, once you have taken the leap, it will only cause you frustration because you’ll discover that running your own trade is not what you have thought it is until now.
From 26 to 35 points: You could become a successful business owner but there are some habits you have to let go. There are specific aspects of being an entrepreneur that you could learn finding a mentor, or spending time with successful people that have built their own companies. Concerning the eBusiness world I could recommend spending some time with a very helpful online community. You get to rub elbows with people that have years running successful online business. Lot’s of content is shared with useful advice for starters. They are very supportive. I also am part of that community and you can get in touch with me there and I’ll show you around. You can join this community, read their blogs, and ask for advice, totally free. To join, click here.
From 36 to 45 points: You were born an entrepreneur. If you don’t have your own business yet it’s because you have not been exposed to the right business opportunity. But with that attitude you have displayed, and working on a trade you’re passionate about, it’s just a matter of time to see you as the owner of your own business. If you would like to take a look at some ebusiness opportunities, click here.