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Start-up

How do you know if you've got what it takes to start a business? We believe that entrepreneurs are made, not born. Anyone can become an entrepreneur with the right mix of motivation, attitude, skills and follow-through. NEOEDD can help you review and develop your skills, and also the written financial plans that make it possible to start or improve a business.

Try these assessment tools and see how ready you and your business idea are.

This self-assessment survey from the Small Business Administration uses the results to direct you to online training and other resources: https://eweb1.sba.gov/cams/training/business_primer/assessment.htm

The Canada Business Network has several self-assessment tools. This one looks at common skills needed to grow a business: http://www.infoentrepreneurs.org/en/guides/the-challenges-of-growing-a-business---and-how-to-meet-them/

If you can answer these twelve questions, you should be able to justify your business investment both to yourself and to potential investors or lenders: Is My Business Idea a Good One?