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Entrepreneurship quiz

Are you a square peg?

This quiz is not scientific but serves to highlight some of the key attributes of entrepreneurs or “square pegs", as we at BUSINESS/PARTNERS affectionately call them. The quiz should give you some idea on whether you “possess" entrepreneurial qualities, or not. However, please remember that a positive outcome/score is not a recipe for success.

Please be 100% honest when answering the quiz to ensure accurate results.
  1. I consider myself as uncommon - I see the world not for what it is, but for what it could be.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  2. In my quest for income and wealth, I seek opportunities not security.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  3. To succeed, I am prepared to take calculated risks, even risking my assets in the process.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  4. I believe in making my own luck.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  5. I have a desire to think and act for myself.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  6. I enjoy the benefit of my creations.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  7. I prefer to make my own rules, policies and guidelines for my working environment.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  8. I do not mind unstructured, often long irregular working hours.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  9. I do not bend to any threat and I am not easily discouraged by pessimists.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

  10. After a setback, I am able to lift myself up and quickly bounce back and persevere towards achieving success.
    Yes: 1   No: 0

​Your results:

  
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You are a square peg

​Congratulations, you display an appetite for risk, a quality closely associated with entrepreneurs. You are prepared to work hard, sacrifice your personal lifestyle and are driven to succeed. If you have not yet gone into business, you might want to consider it. South Africa and Africa need you. If you ever need business finance, a mentor or business premises, please consider BUSINESS/PARTNERS – home of the square pegs.

  

You show signs of entrepreneurship

You show signs of entrepreneurship, but it seems you may still have some reservations whether you should go into an own business. You may be enjoying the security offered by a permanent job (job security) and still need time before you make that big decision. While you may not be ready to break away and run your own business, you may benefit from conducting research on potential businesses you can start and from communicating with existing entrepreneurs.

  

You show serious reservations

You seem to have serious reservations about going into business. You may be enjoying the security offered by a permanent job (job security) and the structured working hours.​