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.
- Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?
- Are you patient or are you a "just do it" type?
- Do you have long-term goals or are you a "shoot from the hip" type?
- Are you judgmental or understanding?
- When you're on vacation, do you prefer an adventure or a package tour?
- Are you warm and congenial or tough-minded and emotionally cool?
- Do you often prefer quick, simple solutions instead of complex, subtle ones?
- Are you deliberate or "seat of the pants?"
- 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.