Venture Planning

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Venture Planning Checklist: Entrepreneurial Assessment

Compelling Interest and Capabilities of the Entrepreneur

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1.    Compelling Interest of the Entrepreneur Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

  • Why do I want to start this business? If it is money, why and how much?

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  • What 'needs' will it satisfy for yourself? Acceptance, Freedom, Power, Recognition, Security, or Service to others?

  • If you need partners, what truly drives them?

  • Are you in agreement with them on goals and styles?

  • What type of venture do you want to start and why?

  • What information do you have that may have a bearing on the new venture?

2.    Entrepreneurial Assessment: Do you have what it takes?

  • What would represent success to you? Outrageous success?

  • What would represent a fun way to achieve that success?

  • What critical skills are required of you to achieve that success?

  • Do you have those skills? If not, how will you acquire them?

  • Do you have direct experience related to the venture? Industry, entrepreneurial, other?

  • Number of full time ventures started as a founding team member?

  • What key contacts, skills, education or other attributes will help you with this venture?  8 Key Entrepreneurial Questions

  • Do you have contacts to help you objectively evaluate this venture?

  • Do you have contacts that will help you finance Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book this venture?

  • Do you have contacts that will help you better understand your customers >>>

  • What personal benefit will this venture bring you?

  • Compare the answers to all three of these models (Good, Likely, and Worst Case Scenarios) and evaluate the results.



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