Self-Employment Assessment Quiz

Is self-employment right for you, and is this the right time to start a business? Use this 25-question quiz to find out whether you have what it takes to run your own small business.

Self-Employment Assessment Quiz PDF

The questions in this self-employment quiz cover personal and professional skills, as well as traits such as resiliency and resourcefulness.

You can take the test in 5 minutes or less. In fact, you should take it quickly. Don’t get hung up on any questions. Just write down the first answer that comes to mind.

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Jennifer Croft Comments
This self-employment quiz isn’t perfect, by any means. But it’s based on the qualities, skills, and traits that I’ve seen in successful entrepreneurs, as well as what I’ve seen lacking in small business owners who have failed.

If you answer “no” to several of the questions, don’t worry. You still might be well-equipped to run your own small business. And you can often find a workaround to a “no” answer. For example, if you know that you’re not good at managing money, get an accountant or bookkeeper for your small business. Or, if you don’t make good decisions quickly, force yourself to think through everything and pause before you act.

If you answer “no” or “maybe” to a lot of the questions, however, self-employment might not be the right path for you, this might not be the right time, or you might have to scale back your plans. Better to find that out now, though, than to learn it the hard way.