Module 2: Exercise 4: Entrepreneurial Aptitude Self-assessment

Module 2: Exercise 4: Entrepreneurial Aptitude Self-assessment 2017-06-03T09:23:24+00:00

This exercise will help you identify your entrepreneurial aptitude and will give you a better idea of whether you’re ready to become a business owner again. It is a quiz comprised of 33 questions and there are no right or wrong answers. Your honest opinion is what counts. Results will be calculated when you complete all the questions.

Entrepreneurial Aptitude Self-assessment

Are you the kind of individual that once you decide to do something, you'll do it and nothing can stop you?
When you begin a task, do you set clear goals and objectives for yourself?
When faced with a stalemated situation in a business situation, are you usually the one who breaks the log jam and gets the ball rolling again?
Do you commonly seek the advice of people who are more experienced than you are?
When you do a good job, are you satisfied in knowing personally that the job has been well done?
Are you a good loser?
After a severe setback in a project, are you able to pick up the pieces and start over again?
Do you like the feeling of being in charge of other people?
Have you previously been involved in starting things such as community organizations, fund raising projects, etc.?
Do you come from an entrepreneurial family?
Do you make suggestions about how things might be improved?
Are you usually able to come up with more than one way to solve a problem?
Do you worry about what others think of you?
Do you take risk for the thrill of it?
Do you find it easy to get others to do something for you?
Do you believe in organizing your tasks before getting started?
Have you ever been made redundant?
Have you ever started a business and failed?
Do you find yourself constantly thinking up new ideas?
Were you a good student?
Do you like to take care of details?
Can you concentrate on one subject for extended periods of time?
Do you try to find the bright side in a bad situation?
Do you blame others when something goes wrong?
Do you enjoy tackling a task without knowing all the potential problems?
Do you persist when others tell you it can't be done?
Are you likely to work long hours to accomplish a goal?
Do you take care of your physical and psychological well- being?
Can you accept failure without admitting defeat?
Do you have savings and other personal investments?
Do you strive to use past mistakes as a learning process?
Are you more people oriented than goal oriented?


Scores ranging from 60 – 100 indicate that you have the necessary characteristics to be an entrepreneur. If your score falls below 60, you should consider your decision carefully. Further research in self-employment may be required.

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