Entrepreneurial Development Test
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1. I am aged 18 or over
2. I agree to take part in this research project
3. I understand my participation is voluntary
4. I understand that information I provide will be treated as confidential, will only be accessible to the researchers, and will be anonymous as it will be stored securely using a participant number
5. I have had all my questions regarding this research answered
6. I have read and understood the Participation Information Page
7. I understand that I am free to withdraw from this study up to four weeks from receiving my five digit code without needing to give any reasons
8. I understand I have to email the researcher with my participant code within two weeks from today if I wish to withdraw from the study
9. I understand results will be presented in an aggregated form in academic papers and conference presentations, including a doctoral thesis
     
 
A Bit About You

 
Gender *


 
Year of Birth *

 
Nationality *

 
Highest level of education *


 
Tell us a bit about your venture

 
Please describe the main products and/or services that your business is offering *

 
When did you start your current venture? *


 
Are you a sole founder or part of a startup team? *


 
Did you have experience in the sector of your business venture before you started? *

     
 
Are you doing this full time? *

     
 
Approximately, how many hours per week do you spend working on your business venture? *


 
Have you set up previous businesses? *

     
 
How many? *

Please enter 0 if you have no previous business ventures
 
Have you ever had any entrepreneurship or business startup education? *

     
 
How many people does your business employ, including yourself? *

 
What is your turnover? *

Please also add your unit of currency e.g. £, $

If your venture is pre-revenue just put in 0

Please bear in mind that this data is anonymised and stored securely
 
Has your business had external investment? *

     
 
Have you ever had a business mentor? *

     
 
Firm Performance (Your current main venture)

Please bear in mind that this data is anonymised and stored securely
 
Turnover/Sales *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Profit/Growth *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Increased Market Share (e.g. company expansion) *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Personal Fulfilment

 
Personal Work Flexibility *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Own Decision Making *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Personal Development *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Community Impact

 
Firm's Social Contribution *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Being an Environmentally Friendly Firm (e.g. recycling) *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Social Recognition *

Please indicate on the scale below how successful you have been in the past year with regards to the above aspect
 
Section A: Please rate your answer from 1 to 7 for the following questions

1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree
 
Currently, I am energetically pursuing the goals of my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
Right now, I expect to be pretty successful in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
At this time, I have plans to meet all the goals I have set for myself with my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I can think of many ways to get out of difficult situations that I may face when pursuing my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I can think of many ways to reach my current business venture goals *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
There are lots of ways around any problem that may occur within my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
Even when others get discouraged, I know I can find a way to solve problems in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
What are your main reasons for starting your business venture? *

 
Section B: Please rate your answer from 1 to 7 for the following questions

1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree
 
When things are uncertain for me in my business venture, I usually expect the best *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If something can go wrong for me in my business venture, it will *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I always look on the bright side of things regarding my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
In my business venture, things never work out the way I want them to *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I approach my business venture as if everything will turn out well *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I hardly ever expect things to go my way in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I rarely count on good things happening in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
Overall, I expect more good things to happen in my business venture than bad *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When things go wrong in my business venture, it is usually my fault *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
My successes within my business venture are down to me *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
The success of my business venture is largely due to luck *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When things go wrong within my business venture, it is normally due to factors beyond my control *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
What is the greatest challenge facing your business venture right now? *

 
Section C: Please rate your answer from 1 to 7 for the following questions

1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree
 
I usually manage difficulties one way or another in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I can be "on my own", so to speak, in my business venture if I have to *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I usually take stressful things that happen in my business venture in my stride *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel I can handle many things at a time in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I can get through difficult times in my business venture because I have experienced difficulty before *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I am determined when it comes to my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When I have a setback in my business venture, I have trouble recovering from it and moving on *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I have self-discipline when it comes to my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
My belief in myself gets me through hard times in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I do not dwell on things that I can't do anything about in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When things go wrong in my business venture, it makes me even more determined to succeed *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
My failures within my business venture have spurred me on *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I have learned from the mistakes I have made in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
What is the greatest obstacle you had to overcome in creating your business venture? *

 
Section D: Please rate your answer from 1 to 7 for the following questions

1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree
 
I feel confident brainstorming (coming up with) a new idea for a product or service *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident identifying the need for a new product or service *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident designing a product or service that will satisfy customer needs and wants *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident estimating customer demand for a new product or service *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident determining a competitive price for a new product or service *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident estimating the amount of start-up funds and working capital necessary to start a business *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident designing an effective marketing/advertising campaign for a new product or service *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident getting others to identify with, and believe in my vision and plans for my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident making contact with and exchanging information with others about my new business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident to clearly and concisely explain verbally/in writing my business idea in everyday terms *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to supervise employees in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to recruit and hire employees for my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities to employees in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to deal effectively with day-to-day problems and crises with the people in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to inspire, encourage and motivate my employees *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to train employees in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to organise and maintain the financial records of my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to manage the financial assets of my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I feel confident in my ability to read and interpret financial statements *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I have the knowledge, skills and experience required to start a new business *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
Section E: Please rate your answer from 1 to 7 for the following questions

1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree
 
I tend to face my fears in my business venture *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If the thought of something in my business venture makes me anxious, I will usually avoid it *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If something scares me in my business venture, I will try to get away from it *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When it comes to my business venture, I would describe myself as 'overly cautious' *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I will do things in my business venture even though they seem to be risky *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If I am worried or anxious about something in my business venture, I will face it anyway *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If there is an important reason to face something that scares me in my business venture, I will face it *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
Even if something scares me in my business venture, I will not back down *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
I will not face something I fear in my business venture, even if avoiding it will have a negative outcome for me *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
If there is a chance of failure with something in my business venture, I would rather not do it *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
When I am faced with a challenge in my business venture, I think more about the results of succeeding than the effects of failing *

Please rate your response to this question from 1 - Totally Disagree to 7 - Totally Agree







 
What is the biggest lesson you have learned in creating your business venture? *

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