Entrepreneurs tend to start ventures that build on specific skills they've already developed and knowledge they've already acquired in a certain occupation or industry, for example, auto repair. But all entrepreneurs tend to share other, more general, skills such as communication, team-building, and creative-thinking skills. Try the assessment exercise below to find out how well you've developed the skills that successful entrepreneurs tend to use to start and grow their ventures.
Remember, this isn't a clinical assessment, but it will give you an idea of where your strengths are and which skills you need to work on. Unlike characteristics, which you need yourself, skills can be acquired by hiring people who have the ones you lack. So don't feel too bad if you don't score well in every category.
Check the column that best describes your skill level.