IBC Qualification Matrix March 1, 2020 AMVIRAL Welcome to your IBC Qualification Questionnaire, Questionnaire The fact that you have chosen to assess your potential for being an IBC entrepreneur is already a positive sign. Secure Host Network (SHN) has over two decades experience in working with IBC business owners and understands that not all entrepreneurs are created from the same blueprint! However the typical IBC business owner should embody the following traits and skills - determination, an appetite for risk, confidence, resilience, passion and adaptability. While an IT or sales qualification is not a prerequisite, knowledge of basic computer functions, basic financial literacy and sales ability are recommended. Take the test and see how well you do. Be honest when you answer so that you use this assessment as a valuable tool to get to know your potential. Good luck! Disclaimer: This questionnaire does not claim to be the definitive assessment tool to predict how well any individual would be able to launch or run an IBC business in the real world. It is based on entrepreneurship-based research and previous IBC experience and skills needed to succeed. Your Full Name Business Name (none if no) Your Email Address Your Mobile Number 1. What was the main focus of your teenage years? Having fun School work I was always coming up with ways to make money I spent all my time computer2. How much risk are you willing to take in life? None whatsoever As little as possible Quite a lot, but only when necessary I get a buzz from taking crazy risks all the time3. How much work are you prepared to put into your new business? A few hours a day 10-hour days, but not on weekends 10-hour days, six days a week All working hours, seven days a week4. Why would you want to become an entrepreneur? To make as much money as I can, and live the high life To be my own boss, and work around my family commitments I can't stand having to take orders from someone else I'd love to run a successful business and help improve the world around me5. How good are you at looking after your finances? Hopeless, my finances are a mess If I have money I spend it, but I am never in debt I have no debt and I am building up my savings I am meticulous in following all incoming and outgoing funds6. How well do you cope with setbacks? Badly, I fall apart I struggle, hoping for the best I don't like them, but knuckle down to work through There's no such thing as a setback, only a new opportunity7. How good are you at delegating responsibilities? It doesn't ever come up Really bad – no-one can do the job as well as me Pretty good Very good – I can't do everything on my own8. I like to give myself challenges when I take on a new project Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree9. I am fairly at ease in difficult situations Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree10. I am easily influenced by what others think Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree11. I am fairly curious and I am continually in search of discovery Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree12. I am a lot less effective when I work under pressure Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree13. I want to have my own business because it will give me status in my community Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree14. When faced with problems/stumbling blocks I look for alternative solutions Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree15. For me, what counts is action Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree16. I enjoy using my imagination to come up with fresh ideas Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree17. According to me, we somehow make our own luck Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree18. In general, I distrust my instincts/gut-feelings Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree19. I have no problem working for someone else Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree20. I have the ability to overcome objections Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree21. I am capable of seeing many solutions to a problem Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree22. For me, everything is possible if I believe I can do it Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree23. I prefer to do things the way it has been done before Totally disagree there must be a better way Somewhat agree old ways are good but new technology can save time and money Totally agree new technology is useless24. Success is mostly luck Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree25. I find it easy to get others to work with me Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree26. After a failure, I am able to pick myself up and start over Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree27. To be satisfied with myself, I take on easy projects Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree28. I like to lead others Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree29. I always try to take calculated risks Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree30. I have a hard time anticipating events and foreseeing trends Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree31. I believe in being accountable for my actions and respect rules Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree32. Today, without a lot of money, we can not take on a whole lot Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree33. I have a tendency to put off difficult tasks until later Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree34. I am not afraid to take on initiatives Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree35. I always give the best of myself in everything I do Totally disagree Somewhat agree Totally agree36. Your Age 18-24 years 25-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60-69 years 70 > years37. Gender Male Female38. Have you ever worked for your self? Yes No39. What is your occupation/profession Company owner-senior executive Self-employed Upper management Salaried position – Full-time Salaried position – Part-time Professional Agricultural worker or producer Labourer Mid-level management Student Unemployed Unskilled Unemployed skilled40 out of 39Please tell us why you are the perfect candidate to own your own business and what would motivate your success if you had one.