5 Step Venture eMentoring Program™
Module 2b: Personal Skills Inventory
The next step in developing your business idea is to conduct a personal skills inventory. Here you can list areas of your personal background, such as any special training, skills, education, and job experiences that you have. What do you already know how to do? Could you do any of your past jobs by working for yourself? What past responsibilities have you had? What tasks are you comfortable completing? What are you skilled at? What can you offer to customers that other businesses are not currently offering?
Instructions: Read this list carefully, complete the form, and be as honest with yourself as possible. Your answers will help to identify potential business ideas. Once completed, review this list and talk it over with someone else - your partner, mentor or counselor. Using this as a basis for discussion can often uncover other issues affecting the business development process.