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Assessing Entrepreneurial Skills

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Updated October, 2009

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Entrepreneurial skills are essential for the success of your farm business. Firms that possess human resources with exceptional skills have a long-term focus and are more likely to use their skills to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

How would you rate your entrepreneurial skills? Entrepreneurship involves seeking and trying new ways to develop and improve successful businesses. Entrepreneurship involves focusing on innovating, assessing risks/rewards of a new venture, searching for opportunities, and seeking new information. Use the questions below to rate your entrepreneurial skills.

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Don Hofstrand, retired extension value added agriculture specialist, agdm@iastate.edu