Robin’s blog for Entrepreneurs_03_18_2012

4-Step Entrepreneur Screening Test((Article from Inc,. Magazine –March 2012)

http://www.inc.com/matthew-swyers/4-step-entrepreneur-screening-test.html

My comment: I meet on a regular basis, folks who have a dream to be their own boss, get away from the corporate rat race, create something off their own. All of which is something that  I can really understand. However, then there are the harsh realities that come with the entrepreneurial world, many  of which are unforeseeable and/or uncontrollable . There is one risk, however, that can be controlled – the risk of entering a life style that you are not suited for emotionally, or perhaps intellectually. I have worked with many folks who are exceptionally intelligent,  are full of drive and with great people skills –but who simply think about things in a way that is not conducive to success in an entrepreneurial world or are perhaps too  risk averse to handle the financiual stress that, at some point, will surely appear.

It is critical, before one makes the ‘leap’ that one has a long look in the mirror and asks for some honest answers. This article helps in that critical  ‘pre jump’ self assessment.

About the author – Robin Beukers MBA CPA CMA CIA

I act as interim c.f.o., controller or special projects lead (for example, development and review of financial statements and internal controls, financial modeling, acquisition/funding risk assessment). Clients range from Fortune 100 level to startups.

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