Calculators and Evaluators Calculate. Evaluate. Interact. Entrepreneurial Skills Numerous studies have been made of small business managers over the years. Many look at traits and characteristics that appear common to most people who start their own businesses. Other studies focus on characteristics that seem to appear frequently in successful owner-managers. The characteristics they share might almost be said to predispose a person into trying to start a business. Fill in the questionnaire below to find out if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Read each question and click on one of the suggested answers. Respond by marking the answer that most accurately describes your behaviour, feeling or attitude as it actually is, not as you would like it to be, or think it should be. Name Business Email 1. Are You a Self-Starter? If someone gets me started, I keep going all right. I do things my own way. Nobody needs to tell me to get going. Easy does it. I don't put myself out until I have to.2. How Do You Feel About Other People? Most people bug me. I like people. I can get along with just about anybody. I have enough friends and I don't need anybody else.3. Can You Lead Others? I can get people to do things if I drive them. I can get most people to go along with me without much difficulty. I usually let someone else get things moving.4. Can You Take Responsibility? I'll take over if I have to, but I'd rather let someone else be responsible. There's always some eager beaver around waiting to show off. I say, let him. I like to take charge of and see things through.5. How Good An Organiser Are You? I like to have a plan before I start. I'm usually the one who lines things up. I do all right unless things get too complicated. Then I may cop out. I just take things as they come.6. How Good a Worker Are You? I can't see that hard work gets you anywhere. I'll work hard for a time, but when I've had enough, that's it. I can keep going as long as necessary. I don't mind working hard.7. Can You Make Decisions? I can if I have plenty of time. If I have to make up my mind fast, I usually regret it. I can make up my mind in a hurry if necessary, and my decision is usually O.K. I don't like to be the one who decides things. I'd probably blow it.8. Can People Trust What You Say? I try to be on the level, but sometimes I just say what's easiest. They sure can. I don't say things I don't mean. What's the sweat if the other fellow doesn't know the difference?9. Can You Stick With It? If I make up my mind to do something, I don't let anything stop me. If a job doesn't go right, I turn off. Why beat your brains out? I usually finish what I start.10. Can You Keep Records? Records are not important. I know what's need to be known without keeping records. I can, but it's more important to get the work out than to shuffle numbers. Since they are needed I'll keep records even though I don't want to.