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Small Business Readiness Assessment Toolas recommended by the SBA to determine your readiness to start a business. This questionnaire is for your own use ingetting assistance with your business start-up. Once these questions are answered, you will have a better understand-ing of what you need, or the kinds of questions and assistance you will require for a good start
Print out and complete this form to take with you when you seek advice from your local Small Business Development Center, SCORE office, or other small business start-up resource
GENERAL Yes NoDo you think you are ready to start a business?Have you ever worked in a business similar to what you are planning to start?Would people who know you say that you are well-suited to be self-employed?Do you have support for your business for your business from family and friends?Have you ever taken a course or seminar designed to teach you how to start and manage a small business?Have you discussed your business idea, business plan or proposal with a business coach or counselor such as a facultyadvisor, SCORE counselor, Small Business Development Center counselor or other economic development advisor?Do you have a family member or relative who owns a business? PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSDo you consider yourself a leader and self-starter?Would other people consider you a leader?Are you willing to invest a significant portion of your savings or net worth to get your business started?Do you have enough confidence in yourself and your abilities to sustain yourself in business, if or when things get tough?Do you like to make your own decisions?Are you prepared, if needed, to temporarily lower your standard of living until your business is firmly established?Do others turn to you for help in making decisions?Are you willing to commit long hours to make your business work?Would others consider you a team player? SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & TRAININGDo you have a business plan for the business you are planning to start?Do you know and understand the components of a business plan?Do you know what form of legal ownership (sole proprietor, partnership or corporation) is best for your business?Do you know why some consider business planning to be the most important factor determining business a success?Do you know if your business will require a special license or permit and how to obtain it?Do you know where to find demographic data and information about your customers?Do you know how to compute the financial “break-even point” for your business?Do you know how to compute the start-up costs for your business?Do you know about the various loan programs that are available from banks in your area and the SBA?Do you understand how a business loan can impact your credit?Do you know how to prepare and/or interpret a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement?Do you know why small business loans are considered more risky than loans made to large businesses?Are you sure your planned business fills a specific market need?Do you know your target market?Do you understand the tax requirements associated with your business?Do you know how to prepare a marketing strategy for your business?Do you know how to learn about your business competitors?Do you understand marketing trends in your business industry?Do you feel comfortable using a computer or other technology to improve business operations?Do you have a payroll process planned for your business?Do you have a customer service strategy in mind or in place?Do you know how to obtain an EIN (Employer Identification Number) for your business?Do you know if your business should have some form of intellectual property protection?Do you know where to obtain information about regulations and compliance requirements that impact your business?
Print out and complete this form to take with you when you seek advice from your local Small Business Development Center, SCORE office, or other small business start-up resource. …
It is not a scientific assessment tool. Rather, it is a tool that will prompt you with questions and assist you in evaluating your skills, characteristics and experience --- as they relate to your readiness for starting a business.
Every student entering the public schools for the first time in prekindergarten and kindergarten must be administered a readiness screening by the forty-fifth day of the school year. (B) The results of individual students in a school readiness assessment may not be publicly reported.
•Demonstrating Readiness: Student demonstrates foundational ski lls and behaviors that prepare him or her for instruction based on kindergarten standards. •Approaching Readiness: Student demonstrates some foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him or her for instruction based on kindergarten standards.
All public school students enrolled in kindergarten (5K) must take the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) during the first forty-five days of the school year. General Guidance The following are recommended during the administration of the readiness assessments administered to students in 4K and 5K.