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IntroEntre_Lecture02 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Page 1 Page 1 Powerpoint Templates Page 2 Page 2 HOULD OU SHOULD YOU E AN BE AN NTREPRENEUR

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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Page 1 Page 1 Powerpoint Templates Page 2 Page 2 HOULD OU SHOULD YOU E AN BE AN NTREPRENEUR? ENTREPRENEUR? http://marriottschool.byu.edu/cfe/startingout/test.cfm Page 3 Page 3 3 1. Significantly high numbers of entrepreneurs are children of first- generation Americans. If your parents immigrated to the United States, score one. If not, score minus one. 2. Successful entrepreneurs are not, as a rule, top achievers in school. If you were a top student, subtract four. If not, add four. Page 4 Page 4 4 3. Entrepreneurs are not especially enthusiastic about participating in group activities in school. If you njoyed group activities lubs enjoyed group activities--clubs, team sports, double dates-- ubtract one. If not, add one. subtract one. If not, add one. 4. Studies of entrepreneurs show at, as youngsters, they often that, as youngsters, they often preferred to be alone. Did you prefer to be alone as a youngster? If so, add one. If not, subtract one. Page 5 Page 5 5 5. Those who started enterprises during hildhood monade stands family childhood--lemonade stands, family newspapers, greeting card sales--or ran for elected office at school can add two, because enterprise usually can be traced to an early age. If you didn't itiate enterprises subtract two initiate enterprises, subtract two. 6. Stubbornness as a child seems to translate into determination to do things one's own way-- a hallmark of proven entrepreneurs. If you were stubborn as child add one If not subtract one a child, add one. If not, subtract one. Page 6 Page 6 6 7. Caution may involve an unwillingness to take risks, a handicap for those embarking on previously uncharted rritory Were you a cautious territory. Were you a cautious youngster? If yes, deduct four. If no, add four. 8. If you were daring or adventuresome, add four more. 9. Entrepreneurs often have the faith to pursue different paths despite the opinions of others. If the opinions of others matter a lot to you, subtract one. Page 7 Page 7 7 If not, add one. 10.Being tired of a daily routine often recipitates an entrepreneur's decision precipitates an entrepreneur s decision to start an enterprise. If changing your daily routine would be an important motivation for starting your own...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BUSM 371R taught by Professor Johnrichards during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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