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Business Assessment Survey
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Business Assessment Survey
With business failure rates at close to 50 percent the first few years, it is important to start smart and strategically, utilizing the resources available to you. Having an accountability partner as you navigate through your entrepreneurship journey can make the difference between success and failure. The MWBC offers cost free and confidential business counseling services to women-owned businesses. Our business counselors meet with more than 150 women a year through a combination of group counseling and one-on-one sessions. We also have a team of professional volunteers, which include lawyers, accountants, business coaches, and marketing experts that can provide additional assistance. Take our business assessment survey by clicking here to see what your next steps should be.
Prince Georges County
What best describes your business progress?
I've never been in business, and I have an idea. I'm not sure how to move forward.
I'm not in business yet, but I've done a few things, and I'm not sure how to move forward.
I have been in business before, but I am interested in starting a different business.
I have been operating my business and have paid taxes but am concerned about the lack of growth.
I have started my business but have not been able to make many (or any) sales.
I've been in business a year or more and have made sales, but my sales are now declining.
Sales are fine, I'm looking to expand.
Sales are fine, I'm looking for specific technical help on financing or technology.
Why you want to own your own business? Check the reasons that apply.
Freedom from the 9 to 5 daily work routine.
Being your own boss.
Doing what you want when you want to do it.
Improving your standard of living.
Boredom with your present job.
Having a product or service for which you feel there is a demand.
When do you plan to start your business?
less than 3 months
9 to 10 months
more than a year
How far along are you in your plans? (check all that apply):
obtained a business license
registered for a tax id number
written a business plan
paid (or reported taxes)
opened a location
closed an actual sale
registered your business (LLC, corporation, etc.)
begun developing a marketing plan
researched my competition
Select the statements that most closely reflect your personality:
I am a natural leader.
I like to make my own decisions.
People turn to me for help in making decisions.
I enjoy competition.
I have will power and self-discipline.
I always plan ahead.
I like people.
I work best when I'm alone.
Answer yes, no or unsure to the following questions:
Are you prepared to work 12-16 hr. days and some weekends to grow your business?
Do you have the physical capacity to handle a workload that may require working 12 hr. days?
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