Once you are aware of the key elements that accompany a successful entrepreneurial outlook, it is possible to improve upon those qualities, whether they come naturally to the individual or not. The Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey.
____1. I am willing to work 50 hours or more per week regularly.
____2. My family will support my going into business.
____3. I am willing to accept both financial and career risks when necessary.
____4. I don’t need all the fringe benefits provided by conventional employment.
____5. I would like to take full responsibility for the successes and failures of my business.
____6. I would experience more financial success by operating my own business.
____7. I feel a great deal of pride when I complete a project successfully.
____8. I have a high energy level that can be maintained over a long time.
____9. I enjoy controlling my own work assignments and making all decisions that affect my work.
____10. I believe that I am primarily responsible for my own successes and failures.
____11. I have a strong desire to achieve positive results even when it requires a great deal of additional effort.
____12. I have a good understanding of how to manage a business.
____13. I can function in ambiguous situations.
____14. One or both of my parents were entrepreneurs.
____15. I believe that my abilities and skills are greater than those of most of my coworkers.
____16. People trust me and consider me honest and reliable.
____17. I always try to complete every project I start, regardless of obstacles and difficulties.
____18. I am willing to do something even when other people laugh or belittle me for doing it.
____19. I can make decisions quickly.
____20. I have a good network of friends, professionals, and business acquaintances.