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Undertaking your own self-employment venture can be exciting, rewarding and
profitable, but it is critical that you first conclude that it is the right course of action for you –
and only you can ultimately form this conclusion.
Each of the assessment tools presented in this first step of the SEM has been designed
to help you look at the issues of self-employment and entrepreneurship from different
perspectives. This activity is an Entrepreneurial Aptitude Quiz that presents various
behavioral traits that may contribute to being successful at self-employment and
entrepreneurial ventures, and shows the results in a quantitative score. This score can help
reinforce the conclusions you have been reaching in the prior exercises.
It is important to keep in mind that there are no definitive answers. This is just a tool. It is
interesting to use and interpret, but you should keep it in perspective. The ultimate choice is
This exercise may be performed on your own or with an experienced Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor whereby you may also discuss any questions you might have as
well as exchange other pertinent ideas.
If you scored between 100 and 81, you show strong aptitude for self-employment.
If you scored between 80 and 61, you have potential but may want to improve your skills
in your weaker areas by seeking training or hiring someone with the needed skills.
If you scored between 60 and 41, you may not want to start a business alone. You may
want to look for a business partner who can compliment you in the areas where you are
weak. Keep in mind that having a partner can bring with it difficulties you may not want to
experience as well. Make such a decision carefully and for the right reasons.
If you scored below 40, self-employment may not be for you. You will probably be
happier and more successful working for someone else. However only you can make that
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