Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network


Small Business Readiness Assessment


SBAHave you been wondering, "Am I ready to start a business?" "Do I have what it takes to succeed in business?"

Most new entrepreneurs ask those questions at least once. While there is no one answer, studies have revealed that there are certain personality characteristics that are common among entrepreneurs who achieve success.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a simple assessment tool designed to help you better understand your readiness for starting a small business. It is simple to use and will take less than five minutes to complete. The tool will prompt you with questions and assist you in evaluating skills, characteristics and experience as they relate to your preparedness for starting a business. Your responses will be evaluated after you click the result button.

If you are ready to start a business after completing the assessment, contact your local MSBDC regional office to make an appointment with a business advisor and you'll be on your way to becoming an entrepreneur!


Click here to begin the SBA assessment