Sunday, October 14, 2012

Could You Be An Entrepreneur? Guest Post

Today I have a special guest post from the amazing Anna Runyan, founder of Classy Career Girl. Classy Career girl is an advice site for young professional women with tips on how to be classy as you climb the corporate ladder. Anna's mission is to help you become happy, successful and balanced in your work and life while demonstrating class, skill and integrity. As a female business owner, I think this cannot be stressed enough. A lot of women in the corporate world have to fight rough to get to the top and doing this, often forget the importance of integrity and class. Classy Career girl is there to help business women and entrepreneurs maintain their class and become successful while doing so.

Anna has written us a guest post on figuring out if you could be an entrepreneur, something I think a lot of women don't think they can do. So read on and quiz yourself, you never know, maybe you will be the next classy career girl!

Thanks Anna!

Could You Be An Entrepreneur?

What is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is someone who starts his or her own business. Some people know what they want to start their own businesses in 1st grade with a lemonade stand. Other people don’t want to have to leave the security of a paycheck and benefits. Ultimately, everyone is different and being an entrepreneur isn’t right for everyone. But, it could be right for you.

I never, ever, ever thought I had what it took to be an entrepreneur, until I took this quiz and started taking business classes. As I answered the questions in this quiz I was like, wow, I actually could do this! Then, I took a few classes on how to start a business and I just started falling into business ventures that I love! I started to let myself come up with the ideas and started taking action on them. It never crossed my mind that I might actually have the personality type to be an entrepreneur. So even if you don’t think you ever will be starting your own business, take the below quiz. You never know what you might find out!

Remember that there is no right or wrong answer. Not everyone should be an entrepreneur. Make sure you are honest with yourself when you take the quiz. Answer yes or no to the following questions:

1) Is it important to me to accomplish something meaningful with my life?
2) Do I typically set both short and long term goals? Do I usually meet those goals?
3) Am I self-disciplined?
4) Do I have the work experience in the type of business I wish to start?
5) Am I willing to work hard to acquire new skills?
6) Do I usually stick with a project until it is completed?
7) Do I like to be in control of my work environment?
8) Do I enjoy working on your own?
9) Do I take full responsibility for my successes and failures?
10) Can I afford to lose the money I invest in my business or do I have a savings in place to start my new business?

Total up your yes’s and give yourself 1 point for each yes answer. You should have a high score if you are to be a successful business owner. While it is not necessary to answer yes to all of these questions to be successful, if you answer no to some of them you will want to evaluate what that means to you and how significantly it may impact your ability to run your own business.

Could you be an entrepreneur?

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