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Take an entrepreneur quiz
March 12, 1997: 1:12 p.m. ET

Consultant has a quiz that can help find out if you've got what it takes
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NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
     Richard Hagberg, president of the Hagberg Consulting Group, studied the personalities and management styles of more than 2,000 executives over a two-year period.
     Appearing on CNNfn's "Business Unusual" Hagberg offered a quiz that prospective entrepreneurs can use to determine if they have the right temperament for the task.
  1. Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?
  2. Are you patient or are you a "just do it" type?
  3. Do you have long-term goals or are you a "shoot from the hip" type?
  4. Are you judgmental or understanding?
  5. When you're on vacation, do you prefer an adventure or a package tour?
  6. Are you warm and congenial or tough-minded and emotionally cool?
  7. Do you often prefer quick, simple solutions instead of complex, subtle ones?
  8. Are you deliberate or "seat of the pants?"
  9. If your business lost money for months would you develop new business ideas or stay focused on your key objective?

     As you might have noticed from the quiz, a trend emerges about the qualities needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Tenacity, aggressiveness and an adventurous nature are all critical to starting up a business and making it grow, Hagberg said. Back to top

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